Fairtrade Fortnight 2018 runs from 26 February to 11 March and this year we’d like you to join us in supporting the farmers and workers who grow our food. With Fairtrade we have the power to change the world every day. Fairtrade opens doors. Fairtrade Fortnight aims to put a spotlight on trade. When trade… Read More


For this year’s Fairtrade Fortnight we encouraged everyone joins in with our Fair Breaks:  We wanted to see how many Fair Breaks we can have across Fairtrade Fortnight 2017 (27 February – 12 March).   And lots of folk took  part – whether at work, school, church,  or at home – simply by serving Fairtrade… Read More


  For Fairtrade Fortnight this year, Dumfries Fairtrade Group are encouraging everyone to put Fairtrade into their break.  Whether you stop for coffee, tea, or just a banana or even a kick around with a football, every time Fairtrade products are used, it ensures that farmers and producers in developing countries are also getting a fair… Read More


This year’s Fairtrade Fortnight might just have been our busiest yet – although we didn’t initially plan it that way! We started with a stall at the Christian Aid lent Lunch  – lots of lovely baking and preserves.  Then we had our film night: once again the Robert Burns Film Theatre helped us to source… Read More


Fairtrade Fortnight 2016 runs from 29 February – 13 March.  For more about the theme – Sit Down for Breakfast, Stand Up for Farmers, click on the Fairtrade Fortnight 2016 link – to the right… We’re excited about the events we have coming up during Fairtrade Fortnight – and also that many schools, churches and… Read More


Fairtrade Fortnight 2016 runs from 29 February – 13 March. Sit Down for Breakfast, Stand Up for Farmers. As Martin Luther King famously said, ‘before you finish eating breakfast in the morning, you’ve depended on more than half the world’. Despite our dependence on farmers and workers for the foods, drinks and products that we… 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


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


Choose Products that Change Lives This year for Fairtrade Fortnight the Dumfries Fairtrade Group is celebrating the difference that Fairtrade makes to the lives of those who produce products such as Fairtrade tea, coffee, sugar, cocoa – and challenging more of the shops and businesses in the town to stock products that can make that… Read More


You might have noticed that this year the theme of Fairtrade Fortnight was bananas…and you might have wondered why make so much fuss about just one fruit.  This article by Jon Jardine explains it very well… Britain’s beaten bananas Bananas are our most popular and most traded fruit in the world. Here in Britain, we… Read More