Welcome to our Fair Trade Blog Section.
The Fairtrade Foundation was set up to help producers in poorer countries get a fair price for their work. So when you buy something with a Fairtrade logo on it, you know that a fair amount of the money is going towards helping the community where it came from. This extra money is usually put into things that can help the local community – like bicycles to help workers travel to work or new wells to provide water.
Fairtrade is a simple yet incredibly important idea – it’s all about giving the people who produce the things you buy a fair price for their work.This may seem obvious, but lots of people in poorer countries have to sell their goods at prices so low that they can’t make a decent living.
Often, only a tiny bit of the money you pay for something goes to the person who actually made it! This happens a lot when we import things from poorer countries. Did you know that nearly half the people in the world live on less that £2 a day?
There are many everyday foods and products that you can buy with Fairtrade. All are easily identifiable with a special Fairtrade sticker..
Below is the latest news and information blogs about Fair Trade.
Dalbeattie Primary School defied the snow to stage a successful Fairtrade breakfast recently. The fundraiser had been organised for the previous day but severe winter conditions forced a 24-hour postponement. Depute head teacher Alex Cowie thanked everyone who braved the weather to come into school early to set up for the event. The breakfast raised around £150 for the Fairtrade scheme, Ms Cowie said. She told the News: “We had 82 people attending which is a super turn-out in our…
Published: 13:49 Monday 19 March 2018
In pictures: Buckingham Fairtrade renewal celebrations
Buckingham celebrated its renewal as a Fairtrade town with an event outside The Old Gaol on Saturday March 10. This means that Buckingham is now a Fairtrade town until 2020. To mark the achievement members of the Buckingham Fairtrade Steering Group were presented with a certificate by mayor Jon Harvey. Coffee and cakes were served outside The Old Gaol and there were various stalls promoting…
A Fairtrade event was held at Chatburn Primary School as part of Fairtrade Fortnight.
Entitled “Snack Attack” – it involved the parents and staff baking and donating healthy tray bakes bursting with fruit, oats, nuts, seeds and Fairtrade ingredients. Queuing up to try Fairtrade foods. The children were also encouraged to try a huge variety of fresh Fairtrade fruits and they watched a very thought provoking short film about the making of Fairtrade footballs in Pakistan. The event…
Students at Upton-by-Chester High School have been learning more about Fairtrade during Fairtrade Fortnight. Pupils on the Fairtrade Action Team met Marcial Quinteros – a member of Coobana which is a Fairtrade banana co-operative in Panama. This event was hosted by Waitrose, Chester and gave Upton students the opportunity to see the range of Fairtrade produce available at Waitrose including bananas from Marcial Quinteros’ plantation. Marcial answered students’ questions regarding how Fairtrade had transformed his family’s life and benefitted his…
Published: 17:17 Friday 16 March 2018
In pictures: St Andrew’s Primary School Fairtrade Fayre
Pupils at St Andrew’s Primary enjoyed an afternoon of Fairtrade fun last week as the school marked Fairtrade Fortnight. A special fayre was held on Friday, raising awareness of Fairtrade among pupils as well as fundraising for the Fairtrade Foundation. The fayre was the culmination of a fortnight of events and activities planned at the school, organised by pupils on the fairtrade
Want to read more? We value our content and our journalists, so to get full access to all your local news updated 7-days-a-week – PLUS an e-edition of the Arran Banner – subscribe today for as little as 48 pence per week. Subscribe Now The annual Fairtrade fortnight was recently marked on Arran with a series of events at the Co-op and at primary schools. Fairtrade has seen an increase in both support and sales as more shoppers and businesses get…
EARTH Token Introduces Affiliate Program with Huge Incentive – Fairtrade News Today – EIN News Trusted News Since 1995 A service for global professionals · Tuesday, March 13, 2018 · 436,747,809 Articles · 3+ Million Readers News Monitoring and Press Release Distribution Tools Press Releases Events & Conferences Source link
Get daily updates directly to your inbox + Subscribe Thank you for subscribing! Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email P6 and 7 at Hardgate Primary have been practising making banana bread as part of a homework task. They’ve been doing it in preparation for their Fairtrade school assembly and coffee morning which is being held at 10am on Thursday, March 15. All the children throughout the school will be taking part and the theme of bananas, chocolate and coffee…
Published: 15:24 Monday 12 March 2018
Forth Valley college are running a fairtrade-themed quiz at the Falkirk Campus on Friday, March 16 from 6pm to 11pm. As part of their fairtrade fortnight events, the local college are encouraging members of the community to participate in the quiz while also learning more about fairtrade. There will also be a raffle running with a range of prizes to be won on the night. Cost is £30 per table, with a maximum…
Published: 09:00 Saturday 10 March 2018
Children and young people demonstrated their knowledge of ethical products for events marking the end of Fairtrade Fortnight. Hartlepool’s Catcote Academy held a Fairtrade coffee morning yesterday when guests could sample biscuits and snacks made by students. Taylor Considine, Lily Porritt and Storm Richardson with Jamie McLeod at a Fairtrade event at Catcote Academy. Picture: TOM BANKS They also produced work which was put on display after researching Fairtrade products and where they…
Orkney MSP marks Fairtrade Fortnight in Holyrood
Orkney MSP Liam McArthur with Mzuzu coffee planters in Holyrood. Orkney MSP Liam McArthur has marked Fairtrade Fortnight in Holyrood this week by meeting with coffee farmers from Malawi to discuss the importance of fairtrade, including the work of Orkney Fair Trade Group. Fairtrade Fortnight, which began on 26 Feb and runs until tomorrow, Sunday, is an annual promotional campaign organised and funded by the…
Despite the snow threatening their efforts, those who support Fairtrade Fortnight wrapped up warm and carried on anyway. Throughout last week, members of the Stamford Fairtrade Town Group served Fairtrade teas and coffees to surprised but grateful early-morning commuters at Stamford Railway Station. Despite snow and freezing cold temperatures, more than 250 hot drinks were given to grateful people, as well as flapjacks and other snacks. Donations by commuters raised £131.33. Change Agents UK also raised £61.10 for Fairtrade at…
Bexhill marked Fairtrade Fortnight with a series of events across the town. Mahyana Sari, a Fairtrade coffee producer secretary, visited Bexhill and hoisted the new Fairtrade flag over the Town Hall. Among those present was Bexhill’s deputy mayor, Councillor Abul Azad, and Councillor Joy Hughes, who was mayor in 2006 when Rother District Council passed the Resolution supporting Fairtrade principles of justice and fairness, and made it policy to use only Fairtrade tea and coffee in refreshments in the council.…
Eastbourne Town Hall is flying the flag to mark Fairtrade Fortnight. Matt Wilkinson, chairman of Fairtrade Eastbourne, said: “We are very grateful to Eastbourne Borough Council for agreeing to do this and for their support for Fairtrade, not only in flying the Fairtrade flag but also across the town in their cafés and kiosks. “Fairtrade Eastbourne have also published a new Fairtrade Guide to Eastbourne, pinpointing on a colourful map every outlet offering Fairtrade in the town. “These maps will…
The Radicati Group Releases “Email Statistics Report, 2018-2022” – Fairtrade News Today – EIN News Trusted News Since 1995 A service for global professionals · Tuesday, March 6, 2018 · 435,437,924 Articles · 3+ Million Readers News Monitoring and Press Release Distribution Tools Press Releases Events & Conferences Source link
WHEN you buy your morning coffee, do you ever stop and think about where that coffee came from, or the people who grew it? Or that banana you grab for an afternoon snack? As you bite into it, do you consider whether the farmer who produced it got a fair deal for his or her labours? Fairtrade recently commissioned
some market research which showed
that in Yorkshire and Humber nearly a third (31 per cent cent) of people never think about…