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East Dunbartonshire – Building relationships with councils to promote Fairtrade
After achieving Fairtrade status, developing relationships with local authorities can be challenging. East Dunbartonshire’s Fairtrade Group knows.
For Fairtrade Fortnight 2019 the Haworth Fairtrade Group were on the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway steam train departing at 11.45am from Oxenhope where they handed out samples of Fairtrade goodies to the visitors and passengers.
Mossley Fairtrade group worked closely with ReCreate, a local community arts & craft group based at The Vale, Mossley and funded by Global Grooves & People's Health Trust, to create artwork sharing in a creative way the messages of the last two Fairtrade Fortnights.
Orkney Fairtrade Zone have worked very hard to establish their own ‘Buy Fair and Buy Local’ strategy, linking Fairtrade internationally to the promotion of local high quality food industries and the shared challenges of operating in global markets. Members of Orkney Fairtrade Zone shared with us their story.
Tees Valley Fairtrade groups (Hartlepool, Middlesbrough and Stockton) worked together for Fairtrade Fortnight on a project to raise awareness of Fairtrade in general and in particular the problems faced by cocoa farmers.
Each Fairtrade Town campaign is unique and the way in which Fairtrade status is achieved will be different for every community. These are some ideas and suggestions on how to get started, get people involved, get inspired and take Fairtrade forward in your area!
Congratulations for having achieved or renewed Fairtrade status for your town, village, city, island, zone or borough!
A vibrant Fairtrade Town brings together a cross-section of the community, united in their support for Fairtrade and for farmers and workers in developing countries. Here's a rundown of the five goals and tips for how you can achieve them within your community campaign!
The Town Crier is essential reading for Fairtrade Towns campaigners, providing insights into grassroots campaigning, producer insights, updates on upcoming events and information on the latest campaigns.
Find answers to some of the questions that are frequently asked about Fairtrade.
Ever wondered how many farmers and workers are involved with Fairtrade? Or how the Fairtrade Premium is used? Here's a snapshot from our latest data.
Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world.