STARTS SOON. The annual Fairtrade Sale at Bonnyton, Pitmedden. A huge selection of ethical gifts and essentials. Delicious foods and ingredients for every occasion, cards, crafts, gifts and clothing. A wonderful shopping experience.

From Wednesday to Sunday. You will get a warm welcome.

Come and shop for your gifts in the knowledge that all goods are ethically produced and environmentally friendly, benefiting farmers and makers with fair prices.


Volunteer Opportunity in Fairtrade Investment

From the Aberdeenshire Fairtrade Steering group,

We have received the below from the Scottish Fair Trade Foundation – can you help?

‘Sally Seddon from the fair trade investment cooperative, Shared Interest, got in touch to ask for some help in advertising a volunteer opportunity. Shared Interest is looking for volunteers in the Aberdeen area to take on the role of Local Supporter. There is some more information here: https://www.shared-interest.com/gb/vacancies

You can contact Sally if you require more information: sally.seddon’


We are excited to announce that we are launching a new programme, as part of the Year of Young People 2018, to encourage youth-led Fair Trade campaigns in Scotland.

Participation is open to young people aged between 16 and 25 years old. Members will be required to attend meetings and create/assist with the running of campaigns. To help with this the Forum will provide free tea and coffee as well as covering travel and lunch expences. Full details of the Network’s roles are available in the Guidelines.

The programme aims to give young people opportunities to get involved in the Forum’s activities and connect to the wider Fair Trade network in Scotland. The Network provides a fantastic opportunity for young people to build and develop useful skills that will aid them in later life.

We are looking for volunteers that are creative and sociable people to work together in designing and producing ways of championing Fair Trade across the country as part of the global movement.

Those interested in joining the Network should complete this short admin by midnight on Thursday 30 August.*

*Due to the holiday period, the deadline has been extended from 16 July to 30 August 2018*

Application Documents

Application Form


Fairtrade vegan products you may not know about

One question that regularly pops up in the Fairtrade inbox is ‘are there any products that are both Fairtrade and vegan?’ Well, wonder no more!

The answer is yes – and it’s more than just bananas! This week on the blog we asked our colleague Amy, who works in our business team (and who also happens to be vegan), to pick out her top nine cruelty free and Fairtrade products.

Amy says ‘I was pleased to find just how many vegan Fairtrade products there are available. And on this search, it was interesting to find that many things I thought were vegan, may, in fact not be (wine, I’m looking at you).’ Find out what else she chose just click below.


Has Amy missed off one of your vegan and Fairtrade favourites? Hit reply and let us know.

Happy munching!


Who picked my tea? Who made my clothes? Who sewed my football?

We have so much made from people around the world. Fair trade
seeks to make sure they are paid a fair wage and the large companies
are accountable.

So many goods can be bought with a fair trade mark.


Buying Fairtrade is easy. There are over 4,500 Fairtrade products from coffee and tea to
flowers and gold, so when you shop, look for the FAIRTRADE Mark.

Come and see a wonderful large range of many of the producers products at a great annual sale event.

A fantastic array of fairtrade goods is available for you to browse and purchase at

Bonnyton Farm, Pitmedden.
Open House 7th to 11th
November 10am-10pm.

Why you should be drinking Fairtrade wine and where to find it

Have you heard the story of our Fairtrade wine from Lebanon? Learn more about how Fairtrade grapes have transformed the region of North Bekaa from illicit poppy and cannabis production to a safe and flourishing industry for local farmers


FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT – Almost time to ‘Come on in’ to Fairtrade

Fairtrade Foundation Latest News
It’s almost time to ‘Come on in’ to Fairtrade… it’s less than a week until Fairtrade Fortnight 2018, our biggest campaign of the year.

Around the world, millions of poor farmers and workers are fighting for a fair deal. Supported by Fairtrade, they’re closing the door on exploitation, earning their way out of poverty and transforming their communities. And it’s all down to supporters like you choosing Fairtrade products every time you shop.

As a thank you we thought you’d like to be the first to hear about some of the special offers happening over the two weeks. What better time to treat yourself or try something new?

Waitrose have a range of offers on Fairtrade products in-store and online. And look out for a range of in-store tasting events across the country.

Find a whopping 20% off Fairtrade brands like Divine Chocolate, Tropical Wholefoods and Zaytoun in-store and online.

M&S are offering Buy 1 Get 1 Half Price on selected Fairtrade tea & coffee in-store.

Esquires Coffee are offering 100 £5 loyalty cards to Fairtrade supporters. info

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