We were saddened to hear the news from Traidcraft last week that they are proposing to cease trading at the end of the year.
Today, more than 250 organisations around the world are uniting to launch an International Fair Trade Charter that sets down the fundamental values of Fair Trade and defines a common vision towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Hortência is a cocoa farmer from Monte Bello, a small farming community south of São Tomé town, deep in the tropical rainforest.
Farmers have organised themselves into co-operatives and have developed a shared pride in the excellence of the cocoa they grow.
Meet Sampson, elected National Executive Committee member for Kuapa Kokoo, longstanding co-op member and lifelong football fan of the Ghana Premiership Football Team, Hearts of Oak - currently ranked joint 1st in the Ghana Premier League table.
Meet the Glasgow based co-operative that make Fairtrade balls and are campaigning tirelessly to change the nature of the game.