Tradecraft Fairtrade Sale – 10 July 2016

Tradecraft Fairtrade Sale –  Fairtrade Fortnight There will be a sale of fairly-traded Tradecraft food, cards and gifts, in the Hall, on Sunday July 10th following morning Worship. All items are sold on a non-profit basis to benefit the producers, however some items are now reduced in price. Certain items for sale can be donated […]

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Fairtrade/Traidcraft Sale – 24 April 2016

There will be a sale on Sunday April 24th, in the Hall, following morning worship at 11:30am, of fairly-traded crafts, cards and food (including some delicious new cakes and many items which can be donated to the Food Hub).  Many handicrafts are on sale. Gardening items and cleaning products are also on offer. Please come […]

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Fairtrade Fortnight 2016 – 29 February to 13 March

The theme for 2016 Fairtrade Fortnight is the Fairtrade Breakfast In 1967 Martin Luther King Jnr said, “Before you finish eating breakfast in the morning you’ve depended on more than half the world” Maybe this morning you enjoyed: coffee from Kenya, bananas from Colombia, cocoa from Cote d’Ivoire, tea from India, sugar from Malawi and […]

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Time for Fairtrade Milk? Newsflash from Fairtrade Foundation

You can’t have missed UK dairy farmers in the news recently campaigning for fairer prices for their milk. It’s raised the question of why Fairtrade can’t begin at home and why the mark can’t be put on milk too? It’s a fair question – one that’s been debated many times – so, following our new blog about it, […]

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Meet Cocoa Farmer Fortin Bley

Fortin, 42, is a cocoa farmer in Côte d’Ivoire and Secretary General of Cooperative Agricole N’Zrama de N’Douci (CANN). Fortin lives with his wife and has one child. CANN was set up so that its members could benefit from fair buying practices and better prices. More Fairtrade sales would mean a lot – to Fortin […]

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Meet Sugar Cane Farmer Ruberra Figueroa

Ruberra, or Ruby as she is known, is part of the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association (BSCFA) –which has been Fairtrade certified since 2008 – and a single mother of three. She supplements her farming income by baking sweetbread and selling it to the local community. Fairtrade has made a difference to Ruby’s life. The […]

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Meet Tea Farmer Fyson Tchale

Fyson is married with eight children and 33 grandchildren. The 79-year-old started growing tea as a smallholder farmer in 1964. Eleven years ago, he joined Sukambizi Association Trust (SAT), a co-operative with more than 8,000 smallholder farmers in the Mount Mulanje area of southern Malawi.   The benefits of Fairtrade for Fyson range from being able […]

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