Now  more than ever we should be supporting our own local shops that sell fair trade products.  In the town centre Parry Farm Produce, and Dumfries Larder are open (both with limited hours), Mrs Greens is doing takeaways and online orders.  Loch Arthur is open and Kilnford are doing click and collect. Second Nature is also still… Read More


We lost a good friend last week – Judith Mylne was a dedicated member of Dumfries Fairtrade Group, and her death on Friday is a great loss to us all. This article was in a recent edition of the St John’s magazine. It is a fitting tribute to her.   Caerlaverock Community Association also published an obituary… Read More


Fairtrade Fortnight is 24 February – 8 March and here are details about all the events happening in and around Dumfries (these are the ones we know about  – there may well be others!!). Please spread the word about these – and we hope to see you at one or more of them.   This… Read More


It’ll soon be Fairtrade Fortnight (25 February – 10 March 2019) and we have some great events planned.  Details are on this poster.  If you want to find out more about this year’s campaign,  Craftivism, and the film ‘The Chocolate Case’ , there’s are links to more information in  ‘Fairtrade Fortnight’  on the right…… Read More


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.… 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