Tag: fairtrade

’Tis the season to shop ethically

Oxfam Australia is challenging the nation to make 2016 our most ethical Christmas yet by committing to purchase at least one ethically sourced item this festive season. Research shows that if one in four Aussies made one ethical Christmas purchase through Oxfam, Australia could raise more than $11.5 billion for the fight against poverty. That’s […]

Public pessimism and misunderstanding could undermine fight against global poverty

In the past 20 years, the number of people living in extreme poverty has more than halved, but the vast majority of Australians and people around the world think the opposite is true. A new global survey published by Dutch research firm Motivaction reveals that 89 per cent of Australians, and 87 per cent of […]

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.

Oxfam Shop announced as one of the first “Fair Traders of Australia”

Oxfam Australia today welcomed the launch of Fair Traders of Australia, a new accreditation body for Australian businesses which have fair trade at the core of what they do.

Oxfam Shop is Australia’s leading fair trade retailer, selling beautiful hand-crafted kitchenware and homewares products created by artisans around the world as well as delicious Fairtrade food and a wide range of other fair trade items in its 19 retail shops around Australia and online shop, www.oxfamshop.org.au

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