Fairtrade Fortnight 2018

2018 Fairtrade Fortnight will begin at 09:00 on   Fairtrade Fortnight 2018 Monday, 26 February to Sunday 11 March   Exciting plans in preparation for a big two day Fairtrade in the town of Matlock on Friday 9th and Saturday 10th March. Watch this space for details!!  

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.

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…

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…

Cuppa Call In

Last Wednesday the children from the cooking club at Tansley Primary School cooked up a treat for the locals. They made delicious Fairtrade iced biscuits decorated with cherries. Helen Pearson who runs the cooking club took the biscuits along with some members of the cooking club to an appreciative audience at the Cuppa Call In…

“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…

What is Fairtrade

Fairtrade is a trading agreement which guarantees a minimum price to farmers that reflects their production costs. Producers also receive a Fairtrade Premium, for them to invest in community development. The Fairtrade certification process encourages producer organisations: – to continuously improve working conditions – to continuously improve product quality – to increase the environmental stability…