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


As you may have heard, Traidcraft plc, expect to cease trading at the end of the year. They have been trading at a loss for a number of years: their situation was exacerbated by the significant fall in the value of the sterling against the dollar immediately after the result of the “Brexit” vote was… 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


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


  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


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 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


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


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