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


Dumfries Fairtrade Group will be handing out banana smoothies made with Fairtrade bananas and a  bicycle-powered smoothie-maker in Dumfries town centre on Saturday 1 March to raise awareness of the  problems facing banana producers. The event will be part of Fairtrade Fortnight 2014 (24 February – 9 March) which aims to transform the banana industry… Read More


This year, for Fairtrade Fortnight (24 February – 9 March 2014. we are organising a poetry competition for schools. Details are available in the link to the right, and should be also be with schools shortly. Poems can be in any format – up to 20 lines in length – on the subject of fairness… Read More


It’s always good news when new independent shops open in Dumfries Town Centre , and it’s even better when they are Fair Traders. The Thistle Galleries in Irish St opened recently and has lots of great little shops including Second Nature which has a huge and eclectic mix of housewares, gifts and foods, all of… Read More


For Fairtrade Fortnight we are posting a recipe everyday – lots of exciting and tasty ways to use Fairtrade ingredients.  You can find them in the page ‘2013 recipes’ …over to the right… We are really excited about the visit of Justine Watalunga to the region from 1-5 March.  Justine is a coffee farmer from… Read More


We’ve been busy celebrating!   On Saturday 25th February we were on Dumfries High Street with our lovely new T shirts and  with a huge cake from Greggs.  Hannah cut the cake to declare that we are now, officially, a Fairtrade Town!! Click on the picture to see video of the day…   And then,… Read More