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 positive difference.

We have several events coming up in the next few days….

We are  getting ready for our big Town Centre event  at the Baker’s Oven on  Saturday 7 March – there will be lots of information about Fairtrade in the town, some arts and crafts for children (and others!) and at 1pm we will be joined by  Charles Chavi, a Fairtrade sugar producer from Malawi. He will be sharing with us the difference that Fairtrade is making to his community.

And finally, the second  of our  film events at the Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre is on Thursday 12 March, when we will be showing Fairtrade Matters, a short film about the difference the Fairtrade is making to the lives of tea growers in Malawi, along with  Blood in the Mobile – a documentary about the mining in the Congo, and how much the mobile technology we all use is linked to conflict and injustice

Details of upcoming events are below.

Also (BIG Fanfare) the Dumfries Fairtrade Directory is now updated and you can find it, just over there, on the right.  But it’s not to late to be added, so if you are a local business that uses or serves Fairtrade products, let us know! You can find our contact details by clicking on  ‘contact us’ to the right…


Saturday 7 March Fairtrade Town Day – 10am – 3pm

Fairtrade Town Trail, Displays, Information

Meet Charles Chavi, Fairtrade Sugar producer from Malawi at 1pm

Bakers Oven, High Street, DG1 2QT


 Thursday 12 March – Blood in the Mobile – 10.45am

Documentary exploring the links between the technology we use, and conflicts in Africa

Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre, Mill Road, DG2 7BE 01387 264808






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