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


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


This year’s Fairtrade Fortnight might just have been our busiest yet – although we didn’t initially plan it that way! We started with a stall at the Christian Aid lent Lunch  – lots of lovely baking and preserves.  Then we had our film night: once again the Robert Burns Film Theatre helped us to source… 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