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The impact of Fair Necessities - 2 years on

January 20, 2017

This time 2 years ago, our Fair Necessities appeal was in full swing. Donations flooded in... but what has that achieved?


This is why we do what we do...

January 17, 2017

We all deserve to live a life where our children can play and prosper.


The Millennium Bridge Lit up for for Let it Grow

January 13, 2017

Traidcraft lit the local landmark to catch the eye of commuters, marking the launch of its Let It Grow campaign.


Brexit trade campaign FAQs

January 09, 2017

Wondering how Brexit might affect trade with people in the poorest countries? Or what Traidcraft thinks should happen? Read our blog to find out more.


The five best fair trade bargains of the Traidcraft January sale

January 06, 2017

If you don’t have time to scour traidcraftshop.co.uk, we’ve picked our five favourite bargains for you right here…


How big is your Poverty Footprint?

January 05, 2017

Does your life reduce poverty... or make things worse? Take the quiz to find out.


Early 2017 Roadshows - book your place

January 04, 2017

In February this year, we're hitting the road and bringing our brand new Spring range to you.


New year, new campaign

January 03, 2017 - Mary Milne, Traidcraft Campaigns Manager

As the year turns, our campaign focus is shifting to the possible impact of Brexit on trade with the poorest countries.


Survey finds two thirds of UK would switch off social media over Christmas

December 20, 2016

The festive period gives us time to connect at a much more meaningful level - face to face.


Your Last Minute Guide to a Fair Trade Christmas

December 19, 2016

It's not too late to make your Christmas more meaningful - order's placed before noon on the 22nd will arrive on Friday 23rd.


How will you spend your slice of the 22 billion pound pie?

December 16, 2016

It's not too late to make this Christmas a fair one.


Christmas isn’t what it used to be… and the proof is in the pudding

December 09, 2016

Although it seems like a constant in our lives, the truth is that Christmas is changing all the time.


Traidcraft Superhero of the month - December

December 05, 2016

Rachel has been involved in supporting and promoting Traidcraft at her church for most of her life, and it all started with an innocent looking table brush – shaped like an angel…


Cadbury’s and the Future of Fairtrade

November 29, 2016

Here’s what Traidcraft Chief Executive, Robin Roth has to say on the matter:


What's your favourite toy?

November 28, 2016

You can tell a lot about a person from their favourite toy... that's what makes this photo series so powerful.


Is Black Friday Dead?

November 23, 2016

On this special episode of the Traidcraft Podcast we talk to UK retail experts to get an insight into the past, present and future of Black Friday...


Stir Up Sunday – an alternative way to kick-start your Christmas

November 18, 2016

We eat 25 million Christmas puddings a year - but what did we lose when we stopped making them ourselves?


A Fair Retirement

November 16, 2016 - Tessa Bees, Fair Trader Team

‘Grey hair is a crown of glory’ says Proverbs, so why do western societies worship youth and ignore the elderly?


Stick a Little Reminder on Yourself

November 15, 2016

Imagine what good we might do, if we all chose a day to be our own ‘Show You Care Day’, and chose to actively make a difference to one other person’s day.


Traditional Christmas cards are the nation’s favourite festive greeting

November 10, 2016

Despite the popularity of smartphones, traditional handwritten Christmas cards top social media messages and text messages as the nation’s favourite festive greeting.


Traidcraft's Christmas Appeal 2016

November 09, 2016

Farmers are struggling with poor harvests and a vulnerable climate - but you can help this Christmas.



20,000-strong Justice Matters petition handed in at 10 Downing Street

November 03, 2016 - Emilie Schultze, Campaigns Officer

Finally the day arrived – the Justice Matters petition was delivered to the Prime Minister at 10 Downing Street!


Make money AND do good this Christmas – in 3 pretty simple steps

November 03, 2016

How sharing some catalogues this year could improve your bank balance, make a positive change in the world and help you have a really special Christmas.


Top 10 Recycled Christmas Gift Ideas from Traidcraft

October 31, 2016

We have chosen just ten of our favourite recycled Christmas gift ideas from Traidcraft for you to take your pick from.


November's Traidcraft Superheroes

October 28, 2016

Meet Sue Knight and Sue Wilbraham from Surrey – two amazing Fair Traders who have been working together to make a difference in their local community since the 1980s!


Bring Together Your Community with a Fair Trade Breakfast

October 25, 2016 - Caroline Hardaker, Schools Coordinator

People around the world are connected by breakfasts - so make yours a fair one this Autumn!


Five alternative Christmas gifts for the chronically hard to please

October 21, 2016

Every family, every group of friends, every workplace under the sun has one: a person who is ‘hard to buy for’.


An empty nest... not an empty life

October 14, 2016 - Joanne Wallis, Supporter Relations Manager

Here’s the way it goes… for eighteen years this person is a gigantic piece of your life. You watch them as they learn to speak, learn to argue back, learn to make you laugh....


Traidcraft shines a light on Nepal’s missing women

October 11, 2016

40 young women and girls go missing each day in Nepal... it's time for things to change. Watch our latest video to find out more...


Traidcraft Superhero of the Month - October

October 10, 2016

Meet Judith... fair trade hero and all round inspiration!


Gospel choir sings in support of Traidcraft

October 07, 2016

Brilliant gospel music mixed with Traidcraft's passion to see justice and fairness in international trade... it's a match made in heaven!


Organic Coffee: discovered by goats, perfected by Traidcraft!

September 22, 2016

Find out how our Organic Coffee is decaffeinated using natural mountain water.


New opportunity in the Justice campaign

September 22, 2016 - Emilie Schultze, Campaigns Officer

This autumn, Traidcraft supporters have a new opportunity to get the government to discuss how to hold irresponsible businesses to account.


The Development Review 2016 - catch up on the stories and the stats

September 19, 2016

Join us as we take a look back at some of the key moments of our year spent fighting poverty through our development work


Time to think like a bear and treat yourself to Traidcraft’s Organic Marmalade

September 15, 2016

Traidcraft's Marmalade is the next product to benefit from our Organic September offers!


Justice, Opportunity and The Great North Run

September 12, 2016 - Andy Biggs, Interim Chief Exec

Traidcraft's Interim Chief Exec, Andy Biggs, examines what lessons can be learnt from the world's favourite run.


Death, Change and Olive Trees… The Story of Palestinian Organic Olive Oil

September 08, 2016

Find out why Palestine is called the home of Olive Oil and learn how to get your hands on it...


Show You Care about fair trade with a Traidcraft Breakfast Club at School!

September 05, 2016

Caroline shares how easy it is to integrate Breakfast Clubs and fair trade, and all the while learning about world culture.


All change? Or not...

September 01, 2016 - Mary Milne, Campaigns Manager

The last couple of months have seen massive upheaval in British politics. But as the dust begins to clear, we share some thoughts on the impact of the referendum result on the Justice campaign.


Help yourself to some guilt-free chocolate in Organic September!

September 01, 2016

Tired of chocolate served with a side dish of regret? It's time to try something different...


The journey back to profitability – Traidcraft’s Annual Report

August 25, 2016

Take a look at the highlights and challenges from Traidcraft's year.


How we've been responding to the referendum result

August 23, 2016

Two months on from the referendum, we highlight three challenges and how we are responding to them.


A toxic story - ten years on.

August 17, 2016

It's ten years since toxic waste was dumped in the capital of Cote D'Ivoire, West Africa. We say it's time to change the law.


#MakeSomethingDivine for Your Colleagues this Summer

July 26, 2016

Get creative with these brilliant and delicious chocolate recipes...



6 ideas to help you promote the Justice Matters petition

July 15, 2016

This summer, you could join together with friends, colleagues and family to stand up for justice. Here's how...


The rich are getting richer – time to tell a different story

July 05, 2016

We know that the wealthy keep on getting wealthier, but what is happening at the other end of the scale?


In a post Brexit world, here’s one thing that won’t change…

June 27, 2016 - Andy Biggs, Chief Executive

What remains, when Britain votes leave? Find out Traidcraft's take on it.


Traidcraft Roadshows - Book Now

June 26, 2016

Traidcraft Roadshows offer you the chance to browse our brand new Autumn range and get behind-the-scenes insight into the impact Traidcraft is having overseas.


How is Nepal recovering a year on from the earthquake?

June 24, 2016

Find the answer to this and more on this month's episode of the Traidcraft podcast.


Justice in trade - the foundation on which Traidcraft was built

June 23, 2016 - Joe Osman, Sourcing Director

The world of fair trade is unrecognisable compared to those early days...



More Than Just A Handbag?

June 15, 2016 - Kate Usher Social Media Co-ordinator

To many women, handbags are a stylish extension of their personality, to others they're nothing but a practical necessity... Kate Usher has her say.


“You’ll never walk alone”

June 09, 2016 - Jane Riley, Community & Partnerships Manager

Jane Riley, Community & Partnerships Manager at Traidcraft, talks about the power of practical community action.


Hours in the scorching heat...

June 08, 2016

Trevor Jones, Head Gardener at The Alnwick Garden, shares stories from his recent visit to Traidcraft's cotton project in India.


A disappointment... and a glimmer of hope

May 27, 2016 - Mary Milne, Traidcraft Campaigns Manager

The government has finally published the updated National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights but there’s very little that’s new. We’re disappointed but we’re not losing heart.


Flying the Flag for Fair Trade at St Edmund’s School, Canterbury!

May 27, 2016

We love hearing from our supporters, and stories from schools can often be the most inspirational!


Rice, Justice and Unusual Holiday destinations...

May 25, 2016

Around half the world’s population eat rice everyday – so why is so little of it fair trade? Find out in episode 9 of the Traidcraft podcast...


Because Justice Matters...

May 24, 2016 - Mary Milne

Mary Milne recalls her trip to Zambia and explains why justice is so important for the people living there.


Why Are Dates an Important Food During Ramadan?

May 11, 2016

Read our latest blog on the hidden depths of dates and their significance during Ramadan.


'Doing good business' at breakfast time

May 10, 2016 - Liz May, Head of Policy & Advocacy at Traidcraft

With the government's Anti-Corruption Summit taking place later this week, Traidcraft and others held a breakfast briefing yesterday in Parliament. Read Liz May's speech to the meeting in full on our blog.


This month’s Traidcraft superhero!

April 29, 2016

We got in touch with Elaine Willmore, to learn how she started with a single bag of sugar, and grew to be a Key Contact, Traidcraft Speaker, and all-round superhero.


"Every crisis provides an opportunity"

April 26, 2016

Hear the inspiring story of how Mona El-Sayed raised the profile of Fairtrade in Egypt - despite the challenging political climate.


What companies do...

April 18, 2016 - Mary Milne, Campaigns Manager

Our new campaign postcard takes its inspiration from a classic suffragette poster. It highlights the contrasts between the way individuals and big companies are treated by the law. In this blog post, our Campaigns Manager explains.



Where oh where is the National Action Plan review...?

March 30, 2016 - Mary Milne, Traidcraft Campaigns Manager

We’ve been calling on the government to use its review of the National Action Plan on business and human rights to prioritise justice for victims since last summer. Nearly three months since the review was promised, it’s all gone quiet...



Larry gets on TV + how to get more time in your day

March 17, 2016

Catch up on the latest news and opinion with the Traidcraft podcast team.


NEW CHIEF EXECUTIVE FOR TRAIDCRAFT

March 16, 2016

We've appointed the head of Europe’s largest fair trade company as our new Chief Executive


The best of Fairtrade Fortnight!

March 11, 2016

All across the country, people have been meeting together, eating together and celebrating the positive power of Fairtrade! See the highlights here...


Save Fairbreak

March 11, 2016

Now is the time to show your love for the little chocolate wafer!


Traidcraft supports Myanmar’s hopes for the future with first planned fair trade export

March 10, 2016

Watch the video and read more about Traidcraft's pioneering work in Myanmar.



Help Traidcraft Make a Difference this International Women's Day

March 07, 2016

To mark International Women’s Day (8 March), Traidcraft, the UK’s leading fair trade organisation, is highlighting its work empowering women in the developing world.


Connecting with mums around the world this Mother’s Day

March 04, 2016

As mums across the UK are waking up to breakfast in bed and bouquets of flowers this Mother’s Day, we’re celebrating mums the world over.


Sharing God’s Love from the Heart of the City

March 03, 2016 - Tessa Bees

Tessa Bees tells the inspiring story of a fair trade church shop in Lancaster.


Are we further from justice than ever before?

February 15, 2016

Listen to the Traidcraft Podcast team talk issues of justice, romance and Fairtrade Fortnight


Rozina's Story

February 09, 2016

Rozina Begum tells of how she journeyed from hardship to hope - with the help of Traidcraft's tea project in Bangladesh.


Myanmar - a world first for Traidcraft

January 27, 2016 - Roderick Stuart

Take a look at the lead story from our January Bulletin...


The changing face of corporate criminal liability

January 25, 2016 - Andrew Smith and Danielle Reece-Greenhalgh, Corker Binning law firm

'It is arguably irrational and unethical for a UK company to escape liability for deaths which, had they occurred in the UK, could be prosecuted here...' Guest blog by Andrew Smith and Danielle Reece-Greenhalgh of law firm Corker Binning.


Happiness, Well-being and where to find these things...

January 18, 2016

To fight the potential doom and gloom of January, the Traidcraft Podcast is focussing on the positives!


Gateshead Children walk the red carpet at film premiere to launch new Traidcraft campaign

January 15, 2016

Traidcraft kicks off its brand new Let It Grow campaign in true Hollywood style!



Seven of the best fair trade bargains in the Traidcraft January sale

January 06, 2016

A quick tour through some brilliant Traidcraft offers - available while stocks last!


Justice for citizens and workers

January 05, 2016 - Owen Tudor, Head of European and International Relations, TUC

In a guest blog from the Trades Union Congress, Owen Tudor writes 'The TUC is backing Traidcraft’s campaign because we believe in justice for citizens and workers.'


Black Friday detox and... Chocolate + meat = delicious?

December 08, 2015

Catch up on the December episode of the Traidcraft Podcast.


The government responds

December 07, 2015

More than a thousand campaigners have contacted their MP as part of our Justice campaign. We’ve now had a response from Baroness Anelay, Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.


Two-thirds of British business leaders agree

November 27, 2015

New polling from Traidcraft shows more than two thirds of UK business leaders (69%) agree that British companies should be accountable in the UK for any harm they cause to workers or local communities in developing countries.


A different kind of Christmas advert

November 20, 2015

Take a look at Traidcraft's stress-free, small-budget Christmas advert.


Make Your Festive Wishes Special with Traidcraft Charity Christmas Cards

November 13, 2015

Traidcraft is calling upon the nation to make their Christmas wishes even more meaningful by celebrating our annual Charity Christmas Card Week.


10 Unique Handmade Gift Ideas for Christmas

November 06, 2015

Christmas is a great time to show just how deeply you care about your loved ones, but thanks to Traidcraft, you can also Show You Care about those who are not so close to home too.


Fair Trade is flying high at St Andrew’s & St Bride’s High School

November 05, 2015

We've just had an update from Mary Glen, a teacher at St. Andrew's and St. Bride's High School in East Kilbride and we think it's too good not to share!


New stories, same issues.

October 28, 2015 - Sachin Shah, Traidcraft Campaigns Officer

This week, you may have seen on our website some new stories, videos and actions you can take as part of the Justice campaign. The stories may have changed, but the issues certainly haven’t.


Justice: time to call in the law

October 24, 2015 - Mary Milne, Traidcraft Campaigns Manager

Last month I had the privilege of travelling to Kankoyo in Zambia’s Copperbelt. I say privilege because it was an amazing experience and the generosity of the people I met was humbling. But in some respects it was also a terrible experience.


What's VW got to do with the Justice campaign?

October 22, 2015 - Sachin Shah, Traidcraft Campaigns Officer

It’s been more than a year since Traidcraft launched a campaign saying that companies are getting away with causing harms to communities in developing countries. But are they really getting away with it? Let's take the example of Volkswagen...


Fairtrade team (and their monkey) win big

October 19, 2015

A big congratulations to the fair trade team at St Michael and All Angels Parish Church Bramcote who were awarded...


World Food Day - Have you missed the point?

October 16, 2015

This is not a day of celebration, but one of realisation. It’s a day to remind yourself that in the fight against poverty, against hunger… the job isn’t nearly done.


The PM shouldn’t give with one hand and take with the other!

September 24, 2015

David Cameron is about to commit the UK to new global goals aimed at eradicating poverty - but is it all empty hypocrisy?


The 2015 AGM and London Roadshow - highlights

September 23, 2015

Take a look at the best bits from our 2015 AGM and roadshow event.


Start your New Year's resolutions now

September 18, 2015

Surely September is the time for your New Year’s resolutions… even if you can’t really call them that.


Show you care by drinking Fairtrade Tea from Traidcraft

September 10, 2015

The UK is one of the world’s biggest tea importers and Traidcraft is at the forefront of the drive to ensure those who grow the tea get a fair price.


The year in review - 2014/15

August 24, 2015

Your one-stop, all inclusive tour of Traidcraft's year - including our Annual Review, Development Review and Impact report.



A Day in the Life of a Traidcraft Schools Co-ordinator

August 19, 2015 - Caroline Hardaker, Schools Coordinator

When schools break up for summer I keep on going... it's a race against time to get everything set up for the start of term!


Traidcraft’s place in the world of ‘doing good better’.

August 11, 2015 - Andy Biggs, Traidcraft CEO

Our CEO, Andy Biggs, responds to the recent launch of economist William MacAskill's book on effective altruism.


Why Justice Matters

July 10, 2015

On Thursday 2 July, we invited Traidcraft supporters to join us for a service to reflect, pray and act for justice in international trade and business.



Traidcraft Outlet - coming soon!

June 17, 2015

Work is well under way to bring you the brand new Traidcraft Outlet store - opening 7th September. Find out more here...


Fair Necessities breaks all the records!

June 15, 2015

Donations to the Fair Necessities Appeal, which ran from January to April this year, totalled £615k, smashing the original target of £300k


Fair trade - because justice matters

June 11, 2015 - Martin Charlesworth

On 2 July, Traidcraft will be holding 'Justice Matters' – a service to reflect, pray and act for justice in international trade and business – in central London. Our preacher will be Martin Charlesworth. Here he offers his first thoughts on the theme.


Top Tips for Tip-Top Fair Traders

June 10, 2015

5 simple steps to help you run a fantastic fair trade stall


Traidcraft Week Approaches!

June 05, 2015

A time to make a song and dance of fair trade and show the world how far we've come in the fight against poverty!


Snack Attack - are you a winner?

June 03, 2015 - Caroline Brown, Schools Co-ordinator

The results are in! Find out who's won this year's Snack Attack competition.


Good news in the pipeline

June 01, 2015

Our project to get clean water to remote farming communities in Pakistan is making great progress - thanks to sales of our Together Green products.



Meet our Fair Traders

May 18, 2015 - Karena Jarvie, Kinross Fair Trader

Meet an inspirational Fair Trader team that has become one of Scotland's most successful!


Snack Attack - winners announcement soon!

May 13, 2015 - Caroline Brown, Schools Co-ordinator

We've been busy judging the amazing entries we've received for the Snack Attack Challenge - but how do we decide?


The election is over. The campaign continues

May 08, 2015 - Sachin Shah, Traidcraft Campaigns Officer

The election is over, and in the next few days we'll see the new government take shape. We still have a long way to go to get to our goal of justice for people in developing countries harmed by UK companies.


Meet the growers of Geobar's Fairtrade raisins

May 06, 2015

World Fair Trade Day is nearly here! Today we’re highlighting another of our fair trade partners, this time a cooperative of raisin farmers in South Africa, which provides us with juicy Fairtrade raisins for our Geobar products.


Empowering women in Ghana

May 05, 2015

We’re looking forward to World Fair Trade Day (9th May), so each day this week we’re celebrating the producers and farmers we work with – and celebrating you, our supporters, with special offers!


Traidcraft appoints interim Chief Executive

May 01, 2015

Traidcraft is proud to announce that Andy Biggs has agreed to take on the role of Chief Executive, on an interim basis, as the process of identifying a permanent appointment continues.


Earthquake in Nepal - how you can help

April 27, 2015

News on our Nepalese producer groups and how you can help them at this difficult time.


Will they not get justice?

April 23, 2015 - Sachin Shah, Traidcraft Campaigns Officer

It’s a simple question. And two years after the Rana Plaza factory in Bangladesh collapsed on 24 April 2013, it’s still being asked.


Traidcraft MD competes for Great Britain

April 20, 2015

Our own Andy Biggs (Traidcraft managing director) is gearing up to compete for Great Britain in an international duathlon – and he’s powered by Traidcraft’s Fairtrade Geobar.


Last chance to be a part of our biggest ever appeal!

March 30, 2015

With only days to go until Fair Necessities comes to an end, we're calling for your donations to help some of the world's poorest smallholder farmers to build better lives.


Sweet taste of justice

March 30, 2015 - Alistair Leadbetter, supplier support co-ordinator

Fair trade is benefiting the sugar farmers of Swaziland - but they face challenges in the years ahead.


Nicola Sturgeon responds

March 27, 2015

Traidcraft has received the following response from the leader of the Scottish National Party to the Justice campaign.


'We had to go through a lot of hardships' - Bilkis' story

March 25, 2015

Read how your donations to Fair Necessities will change lives, like that of Bangladeshi farmer Bilkis and her family.


Traidcraft launches toolkit to help stamp out child labour

March 18, 2015 - George Williams, Business & Training Consultant

With an estimated 150 million children engaged in child labour worldwide, Traidcraft is trying to help firms ensure children are not being exploited in their supply chains.


The Chilli-Growing Grandmas

March 16, 2015

There are 9 members of the Mavubetse Cooperative and they are all grandmothers...


A question to ask

March 16, 2015 - Mary Milne, Traidcraft Campaigns Manager

With the General Election campaign entering its final weeks, now is a great time to talk to the people who are hoping to become our Members of Parliament. We've come up with a question you could ask.


Donate and make a difference this International Women's Day

March 06, 2015 - Press Release

Support the Fair Necessities Appeal to help empower women in the developing world


Visit Mzuzu coffee farmers on our new tour to Malawi

March 04, 2015 - Lizzie White, Saddle Skedaddle

Savour the beautiful country of Malawi on our brand new Meet The People Tour - and meet the farmers who grow the beans for our Mzuzu fair trade coffee.


Why is the EU still clinging on to ISDS?

March 03, 2015

Traidcraft has long been concerned about the impact of trade and investment agreements on developing countries. Today we published a new report highlighting the damaging Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) clause in investment agreements.


Have a FairPalm Sunday!

March 02, 2015

If you're searching for a fresh way to talk about Palm Sunday in your church, then maybe we have the answer.


Fairtrade Fortnight is here!

February 23, 2015 - Toni Bush, Education & Community Officer at Hexham Abbey

One of our super supporters explains why Fairtrade Fortnight is so special - and why you should get behind our Fair Necessities Appeal.


Proud to be leading Traidcraft

February 17, 2015 - Andy Biggs, Managing Director

I’m so proud to be associated with Traidcraft, temporarily taking the helm at this exciting and challenging time.


Winner wakes up to Malawian coffee

February 16, 2015

What does it feel like to win a years' supply of delicious fair trade coffee?


North Mara victims receive compensation

February 07, 2015 - Mary Milne, Traidcraft Campaigns Manager

We launched the Justice campaign with the story of Mary and her husband Samwel, from North Mara in Tanzania. On Friday, we heard the news that the claimants and the company have settled the case out of court.


Justice: a view from East Africa

February 06, 2015 - Joe Kibugu, Business and Human Rights Resource Centre, Nairobi

To be a credible global human rights champion, the UK must permit legal accountability for its businesses for human rights violations committed overseas.


Get involved with Fairtrade Fortnight 2015

February 02, 2015

We have lots of ways for you to get involved with Fairtrade Fortnight, so take a look and find one that suits you!


New campaign resources for churches

January 26, 2015

Have a look at new resources to help you promote the Justice campaign in your church.


The stories behind our new campaign video

January 22, 2015

We’ve just produced a new video to draw attention to the way that some UK companies are getting away with things in the developing world which just wouldn’t be tolerated here.


Gateshead Millennium Bridge glows yellow and green in support of Traidcraft appeal

January 16, 2015

Traidcraft lit up the iconic landmark in its brand colours to mark the launch of its Fair Necessities Appeal, the charity’s biggest ever fundraising drive.


Press Release - Smartphones, coffee, and hot showers considered life’s necessities in UK

January 09, 2015

Six out of ten people in the UK say they could not go a day without access to the internet, while the majority could not survive without their smartphones.


Welcome to our new website!

January 05, 2015

After many months of planning, we’re excited to start 2015 with the launch of our new website.


Bhopal: 30 years

December 01, 2014

On the night of 2 December 1984, toxic gases leaked from the Union Carbide pesticide plant in the Indian city of Bhopal. People living in the densely packed streets right next to the plant woke to find their homes filled with acrid fumes.


Ed Miliband responds

November 07, 2014

Another day, another reply. This week we’re really grateful to campaigners who have sent in the letter they have received from Ed Miliband’s office, outlining the response of the Labour party to Traidcraft’s Justice campaign.


Leaders and laggards

October 27, 2014

UK companies are reliant upon people in developing countries to mine, grow, harvest, make, assemble and pack many of the products which we buy here.


The double standard continues

October 20, 2014

Those were the words of Rogelio Ustate as he spoke at a meeting of the London Mining Network.


Inequality of justice

October 15, 2014

Today is Blog Action Day. Around the world, people from different countries, interests and languages are contributing ideas around this year’s theme: inequality. We’re taking the opportunity to reflect on inequality of justice.


Nick Clegg responds

October 12, 2014

Since the launch of Traidcraft’s Justice Campaign just over a month ago, hundreds and hundreds of campaigners have sent emails and postcards to the main party leaders.


Talking politics

September 22, 2014

In a guest blog, Marilyn Croser, Director of CORE, the UK NGO network on corporate accountability, reflects on the political party conference season.


Justice denied

September 18, 2014

It is a shocking double standard that British companies can currently get away with things in developing countries that would be completely unacceptable in the UK. Companies are not being properly held to account and victims are being denied justice.


Time to turn up the ‘justice’ volume

September 15, 2014

At Traidcraft’s annual meeting last Saturday, the inspirational Tomy Matthew, founder of Fair Trade Alliance Kerala, challenged us all to make sure the ‘justice’ content of fair trade is maintained and grows.


Pakistan fire victims still wait for justice two years on

September 10, 2014

Today, 11 September 2014, marks the second anniversary of the fatal fire at Ali Enterprises garment factory in Karachi, Pakistan, which killed at least 254 garment workers and injured a further 55 people.


An accident waiting to happen?

September 08, 2014

Masuma is a survivor. On 24 April 2013, she went to work in the Rana Plaza building in an outer suburb of Dhaka, Bangladesh. The building was home to dozens of separate factory units, making clothes for the world market.


Time to stand up for justice

September 07, 2014

Should British companies operating in developing countries be held to account in the UK for any harm they cause to workers or local communities in those countries?