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Oxfam Launches Ethical Fashion Range

Australian shoppers have the chance to help change the lives of people living in poverty with Oxfam’s new range of beautiful, handmade, fair and ethically sourced dresses and everyday basics. The range consists of vibrant, bold dresses in flattering styles, everyday basics including cardigans, tops and leggings and soft, silky sleepwear made from organic cotton. […]

Rip Curl manufacturing surf wear in North Korea

Rip Curl manufacturing surf wear in North Korea Responding to Fairfax Media’s investigation, which today revealed Rip Curl manufactured clothes in the Democratic People’s Republic (DPR) of Korea, Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Dr Helen Szoke said: Australians would be shocked to hear that an iconic Australian brand with roots on the surf coast of Victoria has […]

Keep it sweet with Fair Trade this Easter

Oxfam’s papier-mâché Easter egg boxes and bowls come with a special story of survival and resilience this Easter. The egg boxes and bowls were made by a small group based in India’s Kashmir region, which was overcome by disastrous floods late last year. The artisans were devastatingly affected by these floods – losing their homes, workshops and materials.

Oxfam welcomes $4.5 million Fairtrade commitment from Australian Government

International aid agency Oxfam has welcomed the Australian Government’s announcement of $4.5 million to boost Fairtrade between small community producers in the Pacific and in Indonesia with regional and international markets.

Oxfam Australia Trading General Manager Julia Sumner said the investment highlighted the importance that trade plays in helping to lift people out of poverty.

Capsules for the ethical coffee drinker

Oxfam will be launching its first ever range of Fairtrade certified, organic and biodegradable coffee capsules to coincide with International Coffee Day on Monday 29 September. The capsules are compatible with Nespresso®* coffee machines and are locally roasted in Victoria and packed into a #5 medium roast with a smooth finish through to a #10 dark roast with a rich finish and a #12 intense roast with a full-bodied finish.

Kmart’s disclosure of supplier factories an Australian first, says Oxfam

Kmart’s disclosure today of the locations of its supplier factories in Bangladesh is an Australian first and a crucial step on a journey towards better conditions for workers, Oxfam Australia said today.

Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Helen Szoke said the move was a ‘watershed moment’ for Australian retailing that would encourage transparency for the rest of the industry.

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