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Help kick a goal for workers in ball factories

To us, sports balls mean an afternoon of fun on the field, but in the factories that make them fun isn’t part of the workers’ days. Instead, it’s more like to be forced or indentured labour, long hours, harsh conditions, and very little pay.

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Fairtrade Fortnight. For farmers. For the future.

Do you know what you’re really buying when you get your morning coffee? How about your afternoon chocolate pick-me-up? We don’t like to think about whether our treats are anything but sweet for the farmers growing the ingredients, but the conditions can sometimes be too bitter to stomach. Coffee, chocolate, tea and cotton can all be produced by farmers and workers earning exploitative wages, child labourers, or in environmentally damaging ways. 

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