Supermarkets today are being branded “heartless” over exploiting overseas workers who face poor wages, health problems and job insecurity supplying flowers sold as Valentine’s Day gifts in Britain. The accusation comes from War on Want.
Designs carrying the fairtrade cotton Mark are being profiled at in a new area of the show dedicated to ethical and eco-friendly fashion. Pieces made with Fairtrade cotton will also hit the catwalk as the finalists of a Fairtrade cotton t-shirt design competition profile their work
Fairtrade flowers can be hard to find for birthdays, Christmas and anniversaries, but there are a couple of places that you can order them online quickly and easily for delivery including Virginia Hayward and John Lewis
The pursuit of cheap food coupled with the buying power of the big supermarkets is putting farming livelihoods at risk, the Church of England has told the Competition Commission. Making farmers pay for supermarkets’ own promotions is just one of a number of invisible and pernicious practices.