Much more about Fairtrade
READ on below and/or on the images to read more about Fairtrade (Foundation) and some examples of leading Fairtrade trading organisations...
Traidcraft is founded on Christian principles. We seek to live out the Christian faith through our mission to fight poverty through trade. Since 1979 we’ve been working for trade justice for growers and producers in the poorest countries around the world.
Traidcraft is a pioneer of the fair trade movement in the UK where we jointly founded the Fairtrade Foundation. Our activities also include overseas development programmes, trade policy, campaigns and trade justice.
Traidcraft believes that to achieve change we need to combine a range of activities:
To carry out these activities we work through two financially and legally distinct entities - a trading company and a development charity.
Over the years we have demonstrated our ability to have impact and influence that far exceeds the scale of our activities, and have established ourselves as a global leader in making trade work for the people in the developing world.
Zaytoun was founded in 2004 to support the resilience and livelihoods of Palestinian farmers under occupation through fairly trading their olive oil. Initially funded by hundreds of customers who put up payment in advance of receiving their oil, Zaytoun quickly established itself as a UK social enterprise.
With funding from Triodos Bank the company developed to offer a wide range of Palestinian artisan foods. Canaan Fair Trade in Palestine and Zaytoun in the UK worked together and supported Palestinian farmers to pioneer the world’s first Fairtrade certified olive oil in 2009.
The range continues to grow, and is now available nationwide through wholesalers, independent shops, online, in Oxfam and of course through our very active network of volunteer distributors. We run two trips a year for customers to visit Palestine and learn more about life for a farming family there, and bring producers to the UK once a year for Fairtrade Fortnight.
Celebrating our 10th anniversary in 2014, we remain a successful Community Interest Company supporting the relationship between Palestinian producer communities and a growing network of passionate, discerning customers in the UK and Ireland.
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