Backing fairtrade footballs in Glasgow

People often question what difference being a ‘Co-operative Council’ makes.  Glasgow City Council has a very interesting answer to that question especially in relation to promoting a fairtrade sports goods co-operative.

Fighting the banana wars

As Fairtrade Fortnight draws to a close, a new book by Harriet Lamb, head of the UK Fairtrade Foundation, tells the story of Fairtrade and the difference it is making.

An Equal Exchange between North and South

The second case study produced by the Co-operative Party as part of its campaign on Ethical and Fair Trade concerns Equal Exchange. Equal Exchange UK was founded in 1979, and Equal Exchange US in 1986. Both are worker co-ops established to create a new approach to trade, a model that engages consumers and builds honest and fair trade relationships through co-operative principles.