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Choosing cashews consciously

Choosing cashews consciously

The Daily Mail published an article on how processing cashew nuts in India leaves some women with horrendous acid burns from shelling cashew nuts. The reality for women that work in some factories in India is shocking and the pictures in the article say it all. But there is another way.

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‘Tis the season to….be sustainable

‘Tis the season to….be sustainable

December starts on Saturday which means Christmas is around the corner. We’re excited for a bit of fun and indulgence, however, we’ve noticed more people want to choose ethical gifts this year. To help out, we’ve created a list of thirteen brands to make the festive season Fairtrade. Nuts are a Christmas classic so, of course, they’re at the top of our list. Grab some oven baked chilli and lime cashews and peanuts from Waitrose for an ethical extra in this year’s stockings. Or, for something more seasonal, try Tesco Finest Dark Chocolate with Ginger and Nut selection. We supplied all the Fairtrade ingredients and promise they’re delicious. Zaytoun is a fellow social enterprise that imports Fairtrade Palestinian products into the UK. The Zaytoun Medjoul dates thrive in the Palestinian sunshine, and their plump succulence and rich caramel flavour caught the attention of the Great Taste Awards this year, winning a star. Also check out the za’atar, olive oil and recipe book selection for the ideal gift for a foodie. In Morocco, Argan Oil beauty regimes are passed down through generations. The oil is known to heal, repair and condition both hair and skin. The Pure Argan Co was created to bring authentic oil to the UK market. The company sources the best quality oil in a way that’s fair and sustainable to the women that diligently produce it. You probably already know about Café Direct’s fantastic coffee range, but do you know about the hot chocolate? It can be made by adding hot water and is a perfect winter warmer, therefore great for kids and adults alike. Honey... read more
A united vision for a fair world

A united vision for a fair world

Liberation Foods has joined over 250 organisations around the world to launch a Fair Trade Charter. The document vision for fair trade organisations to work together to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

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Christmas treats with Divine Chocolate & Liberation

Christmas treats with Divine Chocolate & Liberation

Christmas is coming once again and we’re very excited to introduce our latest collaboration with Fairtrade friends Divine Chocolate, the new Christmas Chocolate gift bags. Featuring Brazil nuts from Liberation shareholder nut producers in Bolivia, covered in a magical blend of Divine’s milk and dark chocolate. They are the perfect stocking filler. The collection also features caramelised almonds and black cherries from Tropical Wholefoods covered in Divine 70% dark chocolate.

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A Tribute to Robin Murray, Founding Chair of Liberation

A Tribute to Robin Murray, Founding Chair of Liberation

It was with great sadness that we recently received the news that Robin Murray, Liberation’s founding Chair, had died. Robin was in his 70s and died of a debilitating and rare lung condition – yet it was not so long ago that he was in our office keeping abreast of the world of Fair Trade to which he made such a powerful and pioneering contribution.

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Self-Sufficiency & a Sustainable Future in Nicaragua

Self-Sufficiency & a Sustainable Future in Nicaragua

Liberation’s shareholder farmers in Nicaragua are a highly organised and enterprising bunch. Similar to our cashew farmers in Kerala they are especially passionate about organic farming, recognising and strengthening women’s roles in farming and income generation and learning to live with increasingly obvious changes to their climate.

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