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


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