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    H&M leads the way to sustainable fashion

    09 April 2015

    It is refreshing to read Karl Johan Persson’s quote in the CEO’s opening interview in the 2014 H&M Sustainability Report: “Our business idea is to offer fashion and quality at the best price. It’s about the best value, not the cheapest prices. Sustainability is an important part of this.”
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    Smallholder farmers achieve RSPO certification in Malaysia

    09 April 2015

    One of the first programmes involving an independent supply chain that sets a path for more sustainable palm oil in Malaysia.
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    Experts share solutions for cotton concerns

    12 March 2015

    From field to fashion, experts attending Solidaridad’s Sustainable Textiles Lab agreed that it’s possible for every brand, in every segment of the market, to purchase sustainable cotton instead of conventional cotton.
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    Farmers pay the price for cheap chocolate

    06 March 2015

    For the first time, a study investigated the actual income of farmers and value distribution in the cocoa supply chain. The results show little improvement in the sector. The Cocoa Barometer 2015 released this week indicates large corporations continue to dominate the cocoa supply chain and minimal progress has been made to increase the income of small-scale farmers.
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    Sustainable Trade Platform strengthens Colombian commodity markets

    02 March 2015

    From the birthplace of coffee legend Juan Valdez now comes a sustainable supply chain model that could transform commodity markets around the world. Since 2012, the Sustainable Trade Platform (Plataforma Comercio Sostenible) has successfully engaged major stakeholders across all sectors of society to participate in this large-scale initiative.
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    Founder of fair trade certification calls for innovation

    09 February 2015

    More than two decades of sustainability certification may have left a bitter taste with the coffee community, but new market developments and the digital revolution could put the power for change back in the farmers' hands.
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    Dutch MFA selects Solidaridad for new strategic partnership

    04 February 2015

    Solidaridad is one of the 25 organisations eligible for a strategic partnership with the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs for a period of five years starting in 2016. Solidaridad will work closely with the Ministry in developing the new programmes resulting from this partnership.
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    Sustainable Textiles Lab connects Dutch fashion companies

    29 January 2015

    "It doesn’t matter how big or how small a company is, there are entry points throughout the textile supply chain, where small actions can make a difference.” This was one of the most important lessons learnt during the first Sustainable Textiles Lab that took place on 20 November 2014.
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    Chinese farmers sell Better Cotton

    19 December 2014

    Smallholder farmers in the Chinese province of Hebei have received their first BCI license and will be able to market their 2014 harvest as Better Cotton. This constitutes an important recognition of the better production practices implemented by these farmers as a result of the training and support received from Solidaridad, in collaboration with VF Corporation.
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    Solidaridad welcomes agreement on sustainable beef principles

    24 November 2014

    Solidaridad has welcomed the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB)‘s approval of new Principles and Criteria for sustainable beef.
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