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


  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


  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


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


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


With warmer weather (hopefully) on its way, it’s time to get out and enjoy all the Dumfries and Galloway has to offer.  We were really inspired last week when we attended the D&G Food conference for the tourist industry.  We met several  food producers and accommodation providers  who are already using Fairtrade products, and we… Read More