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


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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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CAFE CRAWL – FIND GOOD PLACES FOR TEA/ COFFEE WITH OUR FAIRTRADE JOURNEY

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EMAILS TO ALMOST EVERY MP – FAIRTRADE MESSAGE GETTING THROUGH

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Agenda for January 2018 meeting

Please click on the link to look at the Agenda for the January meeting of the Mid Formartine Fairtrade group. Other documents are available by contacting the secretary, Vicky at:

vickywhimster@googlemail.com

Agenda for January meeting.pdf

FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT – DON’T FORGET YOUR TEA…

IN 2015 Fairtrade Fortnight was launched with this short film. Today, Fairtrade tea is under threat by supermarket group J Sainsburys who want to ‘self certify’ their own tea as ‘fairly traded’ with themselves and decide which farmers should receive ‘their support’ Under Fairtrade, farmers are in control of their own Fairtrade funds and their certification is done by an accredited international independent charity.

View the film and think before buying your tea without the Fairtrade mark.

Day of action: Saturday 28th October

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On Saturday 28th October, a coalition led by CAFOD are organising a day of action towards Sainsbury’s on the ‘Don’t Ditch Fairtrade’ Campaign. You can get involved in the day of action by handing in a letter to your local Sainsbury’s shop, taking a selfie and posting it on social media. There are more details about how to get involved and resources available here.

The day of action is important as Sainsbury’s decision to move away from the use of the Fairtrade Mark on their own label tea undermines the principle of producer empowerment. One of the principles of Fair Trade is that producers are empowered through capacity building and we do not believe that this is the case in the Sainsbury’s Foundation model as it appears that the equivalent of Fairtrade Premiums will be taken out of the control of the farmers and the producers and decisions will be made by a Board in the UK.

The Forum’s key concern is not that Sainsbury’s are no longer going to use a particular certification for some products but that it is labelling the products ‘Fairly Traded’ when it does not seem to meet all the principles of Fair Trade. This can only lead to consumer confusion and lack of clarity and transparency. Key to Fair Trade is the empowerment of farmers and workers. In the case of this Sainsbury’s initiative, the representatives of the farmers and workers do not support the initiative.

If you want to join the campaign and take action against Sainsbury’s then click here for more information and resources.

https://www.dontditchfairtrade.com/

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FAIR TRADE ANNUAL SALE – BONNYTON, PITMEDDEN 8 TO 12 NOV 2107

The wonderful sale of all things Fairtrade from Traidcraft, Zaytoun, Equal Exchange, Clipper and many more.  All at Bonnyton Farmouse, at the end of Bonnyton Road, Pitmedden.  Come and get gifts and essentials, clothing and foodie treats. Always coffee/tea and cakes & lunchtime soup available.

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