We’re starting to get excited about the Fairer World Fair which this year will on Saturday 7 November 2015 10am – 2pm St George’s Church Hall, George St, Dumfries DG1 1EJ This year as well as all the amazing and inspiring gifts, crafts and foods from around the world, we’ll also be focussing on locally… 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


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


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


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


  We have now got some great window stickers that we are distributing to the all the  shops and businesses etc in the town that support Fairtrade in various ways.    They are also going to the Fairtrade churches and schools in our area. Individual supporters can also have a sticker if they like! We… Read More