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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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want to work for Liberation?

want to work for Liberation?

  Great, because we are seeking an interim Managing Director to help us change the world nut by nut by nut Liberation Foods CIC has been pioneering the market for Fair Trade nuts since 2007 – we supply most Fairtrade nuts in the UK – branded, own label and bulk. Our mission as a social enterprise is to secure profitable, sustainable markets for nuts grown by our shareholder producer cooperatives around the world. As Interim Managing Director you will lead and shape ongoing development of a pioneering, part-producer owned Fairtrade nut company. The Interim Managing Director will be instrumental in the further growth of an innovative brand of Fairtrade snack nuts, will drive continued growth of own label and bulk nut sales throughout Europe and strengthen the role played and benefits gained by small-holder nut producers.   Working closely with our committed team and supportive board of directors, one of the key objectives will be to lead on developing and implementing Liberation’s strategic plan whilst providing inspirational organisational leadership and ensure a strong focus on delivering impact for smallholder farmers.   Employment type: 12 months – Full time Salary: in line with experience Location: Liverpool Street, London How to apply: See Job Description and Specification Deadline for applications: 9am on 21st September 2018 Interviews taking place week commencing 24th September... read more
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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Liberation Visits Burkina Faso

Liberation Visits Burkina Faso

Our chairman Richard is in Burkina Faso, in the region of Bobo Diassolou. So far he has visited two co-ops of cashew and mango farmers who supply Liberation with delicious cashews. He also spent time in a medical centre and maternity unit, both funded by Fairtrade premiums; one of his highlights was meeting a male midwife – a first!

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The End for Pre-Shelled Peanuts in Malawi?

The End for Pre-Shelled Peanuts in Malawi?

Liberation shareholders in Malawi lead the way to secure more value for small-scale peanut farmers. The peanut harvest season in Malawi’s central region is well underway. Since March, farmers have been busy lifting the nuts, stripping them from their stems, drying and sorting them ready for sale.

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Bolivian Independence Day – Dia de la Patria

Bolivian Independence Day – Dia de la Patria

Join us and Liberation shareholder Brazil nut gatherers in celebrating Bolivia’s nearly 200 years of independence from colonial rule. Bolivians may feast on treats such a fried bread, chorizo and chocolate on this day of celebration.

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