Let’s make 2016 a great year for Fairtrade in Dumfries. We’ve got lots of things happening to get things off to a good start: Fairtrade Fortnight is coming up soon – 29 February – 13 March and the theme is Sit down for Breakfast, Stand up for Farmers. See http://fairtrade.org.uk/en/get-involved/current-campaigns/fairtrade-fortnight-2016 for more details.  Our plans… Read More


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


The Dumfries Fairtrade Group will be at the Run4Health (http://www.run4health.co.uk/) on Sunday 28 June – at the Easterbrook Hall.  This fun run is organised by Dumfries Devorgilla Rotary Club and is always a great event – raising money for lots of local charities.  We are delighted that we have been asked to have a stall:… 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


The Dumfries Fairer World Fair on Saturday 1 November will be a unique opportunity to see a pedal-driven rice-thresher that has been designed and made by a local businessman for rice farmers in Malawi. Just Trading Scotland import Kilombero rice from a fair trade project in Malawi. When two of the rice farmers, Howard and… Read More


Saturday 1 November 2014 10am – 2pm St George’s Church Hall, George St, Dumfries DG1 1EJ Fairly traded gifts, crafts and foods from around the world Inspiration and Information Fair Trade Café Admission free There will be stalls from local shops – Second Nature, The Yellow Door and the Galloway Ecostore, as well as Traidcraft,… 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


Dumfries Fairtrade Group will be handing out banana smoothies made with Fairtrade bananas and a  bicycle-powered smoothie-maker in Dumfries town centre on Saturday 1 March to raise awareness of the  problems facing banana producers. The event will be part of Fairtrade Fortnight 2014 (24 February – 9 March) which aims to transform the banana industry… Read More