Fair Trade

Sweet smell of sustainable success at Friends House

By Paul Grey, CEO of Friends House (London) Hospitality Ltd Friends House (London) Hospitality Ltd just celebrated its 10th anniversary! For the last decade, we have built the success of our company and its operations – event venue, café, restaurant and guest accommodation in London (opposite Euston Station) and Cumbria – around one core idea: …

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Friends House helps men’s charity to have cake and eat it

  By Jamie Scott, Catering Manager, Friends House Two years ago, Friends House started working with the Douglas House Project (DHP) helping them to launch their social enterprise catering project, a bakery. Being a Quaker organisation, the staff at Friends House devised a set of commitments, one of these being to treat everybody equally and …

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Get ready to join the conversation in the Food Made Good community

Next Wednesday 1 February the new Food Made Good online community goes live. Our aim is to make this the go to place for anyone who shares our goal of making sustainability a part of the DNA of every restaurant and foodservice business. We need to work together if we’re going to create the amount …

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Take a Good coffee and make it even better

By Lin Dickens, Marketing Director, bartlett mitchell Ever since they started the company, our founders Wendy Bartlett and Ian Mitchell have been passionate about having an ethical supply chain and that relates to everything we source. Ethical coffee has been a really important part of that philosophy and it explains why we’ve always served certified …

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Rather than cook the books on rising prices, offer your customers a slice of reality

By Rosalind Rathouse, Founder and Principal, Cookery School at Little Portland Street Here at Cookery School, at Little Portland Street we try our hardest to be as sustainable as possible. Part of being sustainable is being open and honest (treating people fairly is one of the key areas of sustainability outlined by the SRA), so we …

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Grab your chance to make food good with both hands

Cue drum roll… ok, so it’s a two month drum roll but we are that pumped about our upcoming Food Made Good calendar campaigns. Over the course of 2017 we’ll be banging the drum (yes we’re going to be noisy) on ten different themes from kids’ menus to food waste, energy efficiency to ethical coffee. …

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Coffee from crop to cup with no bitter aftertaste

By Martina Jensen, SRA Account Manager What a wonderful way to spend a rainy day; the smell of freshly brewed coffee and an event put on by such an inspirational team. Food Made Good Approved Suppliers, Extract Coffee Roasters and Mercanta – The Coffee Hunters put on a great crop-to-cup experience, accompanied by a team …

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Milks matters and caffeine buzz at The Caffè Culture Show

Award-winning artisan coffee roasters, producers and hundreds of world-leading suppliers and manufacturers are set to showcase the latest innovations and trends at The Caffè Culture Show, the UK’s only national event for the café industry, on 10-11 May 2016 at Olympia London. Five reasons to visit Expert advice Knowing where to turn for advice can …

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Start the day by standing up for farmers

By Barney Smyth, Account Officer, Fairtrade Foundation As Martin Luther King famously said, ‘before you finish eating breakfast in the morning, you’ve depended on more than half the world’. Despite our dependence on farmers and workers for the foods, drinks and products that we love, about 795 million people are undernourished globally. It’s a scandal …

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