We lost a good friend last week – Judith Mylne was a dedicated member of Dumfries Fairtrade Group, and her death on Friday is a great loss to us all. This article was in a recent edition of the St John’s magazine. It is a fitting tribute to her.   Caerlaverock Community Association also published an obituary… Read More

This year’s Fairer World Fair is our 10th!! As usual there will be a great range of Fairtrade and fairly traded goods for sale, as well the cafe with soup lunches and lots of home baking. It’s on Saturday November 10th, at St George’s Church Hall, George St, Dumfries. We have come a long way since… Read More

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