What started Fairtrade?

What started Fairtrade?

The earliest traces of Fair Trade in Europe date from the late 1950s when Oxfam UK started to sell crafts made by Chinese refugees in Oxfam shops. In 1964, it created the first Fair Trade Organisation.

What was the name and year of the first product to get the Fairtrade Mark?

In 1973, Fair Trade Original in the Netherlands, imported the first fairly traded coffee from cooperatives of small farmers in Guatemala. Now, more than 30 years later, Fair coffee has become a concept.

Is Mcdonald’s coffee fair trade?

The McCafé coffee experience. McCafé coffee beans are now the first to be 100% Rainforest Alliance (RFA) Certified™. This means that they’re ethically and sustainably sourced, which helps to protect forests, conserve wildlife, and support communities around the world.

When was the first fair trade label introduced?

The world’s first Fairtrade mark was introduced on 15 November 1988 by a Dutch Non-Governmental Organisation. It paved the way for the international system for differentiating fair trade products.

Which is the first Fairtrade certified coffee product?

The first Fairtrade certified product Green & Black’s Maya Gold Chocolate made with cocoa from Belize is launched, followed shortly after by Cafédirect coffee, Percol coffee and Clipper tea.

What was the first fair trade agricultural product?

The first fair trade agricultural products were tea and coffee, quickly followed by: dried fruits, cocoa, sugar, fruit juices, rice, spices and nuts. While in 1992, a sales value ratio of 80% handcrafts to 20% agricultural goods was the norm, in 2002 handcrafts amounted to 25% of fair trade sales while commodity food lines were up at 69%.

How many years has Fairtrade been in the UK?

2019 marked 25 years since the first Fairtrade certified products hit the shelves in the UK. A defining moment in the fight for equality through trade. Here, we pick 25 Fairtrade products from the thousands available, to help you celebrate in Fairtrade style. Join the party! 1. Cafédirect London Fields range