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


It’s always good news when new independent shops open in Dumfries Town Centre , and it’s even better when they are Fair Traders. The Thistle Galleries in Irish St opened recently and has lots of great little shops including Second Nature which has a huge and eclectic mix of housewares, gifts and foods, all of… Read More


This year’s Fairer World Fair is on Saturday 9 November at St George’s Church Hall, George St, Dumfries, DG1 1EJ, from 10am – 3.30pm. As well as the usual, and wonderful, Fairly traded Jewellery, Accessories, Food and Gifts, Information and Inspiration, and of course the Café, this year we are also going to do some… Read More


  Our next meeting will be on Wednesday October 2nd – at 7pm, in St John’s meeting room – St John’s Church on the corner of Newall Terrace and Lovers Walk.  This will be our AGM, but our main activity of the evening will be planning the Fairer World Fair – Dumfries Fairtrade Group Fairer… Read More


Our next meeting will be on Thursday 5 September 7pm at the meeting room at St John’s church – on the corner of Lovers Walk and Newall Terrace.  We will be making plans for our FAIRER WORLD FAIR which this year will be on Saturday 9 November.  We are hoping to include some craftivist activities… Read More


The Dumfries Fairtrade Group is meeting tonight – Thursday 11 April at the meeting room, St John’s Church, Lovers Walk, Dumfries at 7pm. follow us! Share this… Read More


For Fairtrade Fortnight we are posting a recipe everyday – lots of exciting and tasty ways to use Fairtrade ingredients.  You can find them in the page ‘2013 recipes’ …over to the right… We are really excited about the visit of Justine Watalunga to the region from 1-5 March.  Justine is a coffee farmer from… Read More