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


Sadly we have decided to postpone our event planned for Thursday 1 March at the Stove.  the weather is not going to improve and we feel it would be better to rearrange when it is a bit warmer. follow us! Share this… Read More


At this year’s Fairer World Fair we were delighted to be able to share the news that Dumfries and Galloway is now a Fairtrade Zone.  This achievement recognises the hard work of many people:  all the folk who have been involved in campaigning for Fairtrade across the region over the years, including the Fairtrade Groups, Churches… 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


We are delighted that we are going to be at the Easterbrook Hall Wedding Show on Sunday 19 February to share the story of Fairtrade Gold. An estimated 16 million small scale miners work in dangerous conditions around the world to provide gold that may end up on our high streets. Exploited by some middle men, and… Read More


Start your Christmas shopping at the Fairer World Fair…. From Fairtrade footballs to hand-made Christmas cards, and from banana jam to handbags, an even wider range of Fairtrade and fairly traded gifts, crafts and foods will be available at this year’s Fairer World Fair. The annual Fairer World Fair, organised by Dumfries Fairtrade Group, will… Read More


We are delighted to be taking part in the 18th International World Peace Festival Sunday 11th September 2016 2-6pm at the Allanton Sanctuary, Auldgirth, Dumfries Along with our friends in the Dunscore Fairtrade Group we will be serving teas, coffees and delicious home baking during the afternoon. Do come and join us, and take part… Read More


Howard Msukwa first came to Dumfries in March 2013 .That visit was arranged by John Riches, and JTS, and as a direct result of the meeting we had in St John’s Church, Dumfries, Paul Tofield, hearing that the whole process of growing rice in Malawi was done by hand, developed his idea of adapting the… 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