What is Fairtrade?
Buying Fairtrade is a simple way to make a big difference to the lives of people and support the Fairtrade Foundation. Their mission is to promote fairer trading and empower farmers and workers who are disadvantaged or exploited, providing them with the tools to take control over their lives.
Fairtrade Fortnight (Monday 24 February – Sunday 8 March 2020) is about raising awareness to continue the mission to ensure that all farmers are paid fair wages, provided with decent working conditions and can earn a living income. If companies pay sustainable prices, then workers can earn a living income which means earning enough money to live a simple life with dignity.
Fairtrade challenges the injustices of trade, which exploits the poorest workers, protecting workers’ rights, ensuring that farmers and workers are paid a full price, establishing and building strong relationships with producer organisations.
Did you know?
There are over 1.66 million farmers and workers from 1411 producer organisations which participate in the Fairtrade scheme in 73 countries from all over the world (organisations that are Fairtrade certified).
What do we do at Naturya?
At Naturya, we source ingredients from all over the world, working closely with suppliers to build sustainable and long-lasting relationships. We believe in giving back to the communities we work with and paying fair, sustainable prices to our organic farmers for the love and care they show our foods. Being fair produces better food and a better world.
We source our Cacao powder from a Fairtrade supplier in Africa who selects the finest cocoa beans from traditional farming cooperatives. Our Organic Cacao powder has been certified by the Fairtrade Foundation. You can find the logo on our packaging. The Fairtrade Foundation independently check all the parts of our supply chain to ensure that we offer fair conditions and sustainable prices to farmers and workers involved in the production process.
We are also proud that Naturya is a member of SEDEX, the world’s leading membership organisation for businesses who trade ethically.
How can I support Fairtrade?
1. Choose Fairtrade Cacao products
One way you can support Fairtrade and support cacao farmers around the world is by choosing to buy products with the Fairtrade logo. By making simple choices like which bar of chocolate or bag of coffee you add to your shopping basket, you can help contribute.
2. Fundraise for Fairtrade
The Fairtrade Foundation is a charity so every donation can help them carry out their mission. Why not bake some cakes and organise a bake sale to raise money?
3. Share on social media
Spread awareness of Fairtrade by following the Fairtrade Foundation on social media, and sharing posts and stories to your own channels.
How can I use Cacao powder?
Why not try these deliciously indulgent chocolate recipes featuring our Organic Fairtrade Cacao powder?
These brownies are so fudgy and indulgent. Adding Lucuma powder gives them a deliciously and naturally sweet caramel flavour.
The combination of bananas, avocados and cacao in this mousse make it taste deliciously rich and creamy. Free from dairy and refined sugars and loaded with energy-boosting maca, this mousse is the perfect guilt-free dessert!
Who doesn't adore chocolate orange? These vegan chocolate orange truffle bites are melt in the mouth tasty, perfect for sharing with friends and family.
Or try this…
Create a deliciously rich and healthy hot chocolate by mixing our Organic Cacao powder with your favourite milk or plant-based alternative and maple syrup.