Our Tastings Evening in Fairtrade Fortnight was cancelled because of the snow.  While we are still not convinced that the winter has really gone, we have re-arranged the event for Thursday 10th May – at the Stove.  There will be lots of information, short films and a wide range of teas, coffees, chocolate, chutneys, wines,… Read More


Cakes and Baking at the Fairer World Fair The annual Fairer World Fair, organised by Dumfries Fairtrade Group, will be held on Saturday 4 November at St George’s Church Hall, George St, Dumfries, from 10am – 2pm. The highlight of the day will be cutting of a delicious cake – created by Annette’s Baking in… Read More


2017 looks like being an important year for Fairtrade…. This article by Holly Lynch MP is from the Halifax Fairtrade Group’s website – Fair and Funky www.fairandfunky.com/a-make-or-break-year-for-fairtrade/ Holly Lynch is the chair of the All Party Group on Fairtrade at Westminster Also in the the news are changes ahead at Cadbury. From April 2017 Cadbury’s dairy… Read More


Let’s make 2016 a great year for Fairtrade in Dumfries. We’ve got lots of things happening to get things off to a good start: Fairtrade Fortnight is coming up soon – 29 February – 13 March and the theme is Sit down for Breakfast, Stand up for Farmers. See http://fairtrade.org.uk/en/get-involved/current-campaigns/fairtrade-fortnight-2016 for more details.  Our plans… Read More


With warmer weather (hopefully) on its way, it’s time to get out and enjoy all the Dumfries and Galloway has to offer.  We were really inspired last week when we attended the D&G Food conference for the tourist industry.  We met several  food producers and accommodation providers  who are already using Fairtrade products, and we… Read More


A chilly day in Dumfries didn’t prevent a great turn out to meet Charles Chavi, from the Kasinthula Cane Growers’ Association  in Malawi, at the Dumfries Fairtrade Group’s event a the Bakers Oven on Saturday 7 March. During the day he met two local sweet makers who use  Fairtrade sugar  – a fudge maker in… Read More


Did you know 100% of the bananas sold by Sainsbury’s, Waitrose and The Co-operative are Fairtrade! Ask ASDA and TESCO to go 100%: http://bit.ly/1qEt4Z7 Asda and Tesco are two of the biggest bananas sellers in the UK but less than one in ten of these bananas comes with Fairtrade certification, which research shows is the… Read More


The Dumfries Fairer World Fair on Saturday 1 November will be a unique opportunity to see a pedal-driven rice-thresher that has been designed and made by a local businessman for rice farmers in Malawi. Just Trading Scotland import Kilombero rice from a fair trade project in Malawi. When two of the rice farmers, Howard and… Read More


Saturday 1 November 2014 10am – 2pm St George’s Church Hall, George St, Dumfries DG1 1EJ Fairly traded gifts, crafts and foods from around the world Inspiration and Information Fair Trade Café Admission free There will be stalls from local shops – Second Nature, The Yellow Door and the Galloway Ecostore, as well as Traidcraft,… Read More


Welcome to the Dumfries Fairtrade Group We work to raise awareness of Fairtrade in Dumfries. We meet monthly to plan events such as the Fairer World Fair (held each November) and local events for Fairtrade Fortnight. We campaigned for Dumfries to become Fairtrade Town and we are now working with other Fairtrade Groups in the… Read More