Special Offer of Fairtrade Nespresso Compatible Capsules

Good News for those who like to enjoy a Nespresso style coffee but struggle to find Fairtrade capsules in smaller quantities. Peak Coffee a local company, has the answer for you AND they are offering an enticing introductory offer … Peak Coffee specialise in a range of Fairtrade Certified Nespresso compatible capsules. Their range currently…

Producers v Profit ?

Public support remains high for Fairtrade and the fair treatment of producers, but are the supermarkets backing away from treating their suppliers justly? Alarm bells have been ringing with Fairtrade producer groups, co-operatives and Fairtrade supporters over Sainsbury’s and Tesco’s decision to remove some of their products from the Fairtrade Mark’s scrutiny and Sainsbury’s plans…

Find out about Fairtrade Events in your area

Do come along and support your Fairtrade Town and the work they are doing to make trade more ethical and help producers who are often struggling against discrimination and injustice.    Below are events that will be happening in the area during February and March. Let us know if you know of any other events.

Collective Noun for Fairtrade Coffee Shops?

What is the collective noun for Fairtrade coffee shops? Please send us your ideas… Our first one has been a “grind of Fairtrade Coffee shops”. Wednesday 4th May sees the opening of M &S Food in Matlock and adds to the growing number of Fairtrade outlets in our Fairtrade town. The new store will include a…

Geo Bars

Are you a fruity, nutty, crunchy or chewy kind of cereal bar snacker? Well, you’re in the right place! Traidcraft are filling their GEOBARS with the best Fairtrade ingredients from around the world, from wild Pakistani apricots and Ghanaian cocoa to Chilean blueberries and Indian cashews. In fact, there’s a GEOBAR to suit all tastes, including…

Fairtrade Fortnight Breakfast Finale

Fairtrade Fortnight went out with a bang in Matlock last Sunday evening. Matlock Mayor Steve Flitter along with other Town Councillors and members of the public attended the Late, Late Fairtrade Breakfast event hosted by Third Space church in Imperial Rooms. Welcome Fairtrade drinks kicked off the event where people were invited to take part…

Fairtrade Fortnight 2016 Events

Sit down for breakfast, stand up for farmers! 29 February – 13 March 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…

MATLOCK SUCCESSFULLY RENEWS ITS FAIRTRADE TOWN STATUS ONCE AGAIN

Members of Matlock’s Fairtrade Town Committee presented the Renewal Certificate of Fairtrade Town Status to the Mayor Steve Flitter and members of Matlock Town Council on Monday evening and thanked them for their support. The town had the prestigious award renewed for the fourth time in 2015.  Matlock was first awarded the Fairtrade status in…

Autumn News

Looking back over the last couple of months there are two items of interest that have happened in Matlock on the Fairtrade Front? The New Season Fairtrade Football Tournament After 10 years of running the Fairtrade Football Tournament in Matlock the engraved and much sort after trophy was full of the winning teams names. It…

Fairtrade Football Competition 2015

Blue skies and bright sunshine greeted teams competing in the annual Fairtrade Football Tournament at Cavendish Fields. Six teams from four local primary schools took part. Laura Stevens organised the event for the ninth year running. Before the football kicked-off she talked to the children about Fairtrade and explained the importance of using Fairtrade footballs….

“Investing In a Fairer World”

We recently had an email from Phil Shore who is a volunteer who raises awareness about the organisation Shared Interest. We asked him to write a blog for the website to tell us about the work Shared Interest are involved in.     “Have you ever thought: “How can I directly invest in Fairtrade farmers…