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 which either fairly traded, recycled, or locally sourced.  You can find Second Nature upstairs at Thistle Galleries , 109 Irish Street,   DG1 2NP, and online at

There’s also a fabulous new cafe – Mrs Green’s Tea Lounge – currently the only independent cafe in the town centre serving Fairtrade Tea, Coffee and Hot Chocolate – and home of  some of the most temptingly delicious cakes.  You will  find Mrs Green’s Tea Lounge at 16 Queensberry St DG1 1 EX1381369_246873375463010_1219567040_n.

And if Father Christmas is looking for some Fairtrade stocking fillers, don’t forget the Oxfam Shop  – also on Queensberry Street  – which has  a great range of delicious gifts.

Our next meeting will be on Wednesday 4 December – we will be planning our activities for Fairtrade Fortnight 2014 – the campaign materials are available here

We will be meeting at Rosie Rutherford’s house – please contact us via if you need directions.

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