LIVE FAIR – YOUR CHANCE TO SIGN UP

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Have you heard about Live Fair? It’s the new way to fight exploitation with the Fairtrade Foundation.

Sign up by Monday and get a complimentary coffee scoop with your first box (which will be coming through your letter box in the next few weeks)!

Sign up now

In case you missed my last email, here’s a little more on how Live Fair is all about.

What is Live Fair?

You give £8 a month to Fairtrade and help support hardworking farmers.

We send you your Live Fair box every three months, with different Fairtrade treats like tea and coffee, tips on ethical living, updates on how your support makes a difference, and much more.

And you can choose to get even more regular Live Fair updates by email.

Find out more

Wondering what your £8 a month will do?

In a word, loads!

This year, as well as backing the Fairtrade Foundation’s work at home and abroad, part of your donation will be supporting a programme called Growing Women in Coffee.

Female coffee farmers in Kenya get a bitter deal. They often aren’t allowed to own property. So they work all day on their husbands’ bushes, but with little to show for it.

This programme is changing the norm. It’s seeing husbands gifting coffee bushes to their wives. And then with training and support from Fairtrade, women can grow their own delicious coffee, earn their own income, and take control of their own lives.

Not a bitter note in sight!

Support women coffee farmers

In a word: fairness. You’ll love it.

In more words:

  • Treats from great Fairtrade tea and coffee brands like Percol, Cafédirect and Clipper.
  • Tasty recipes using Fairtrade products.
  • Fun products to help you live fairer.
  • Top tips on easy ways to be more ethical in your everyday life.
  • News from the inspiring farmers that you’ll be helping.
Get your Live Fair box today

But why now?

As one of Fairtrade’s most committed supporters, we don’t want you to miss out on our very first Live Fair box.

Sign up before Tuesday to get the box, back farmers and join the Live Fair community!

Sign up now

LIVE FAIR — OPEN THE BOX IN 2019

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25 years ago the FAIRTRADE Mark appeared on UK shelves, making ethical shopping that bit easier. Now we want to go further. Live Fair is here to make ethical living easier too.

Join Live Fair now, and get a regular Live Fair box, featuring Fairtrade treats like tea and coffee, tips on ethical living, updates on how your support makes a difference and ethical recipes.

What is Live Fair?

You give £8 a month to Fairtrade and help support hardworking farmers.

You can choose to get regular Live Fair email updates, with all the latest on living a fair and sustainable life. The every three months, you get a new Live Fair box in the post.

Wondering what your £8 a month will do?

In a word, loads!

This year, you’ll be supporting a programme called Growing Women in Coffee.

Female coffee farmers in Kenya get a bitter deal. They often aren’t allowed to own property. So they work all day on their husbands’ bushes, but with little to show for it.

This programme is changing the norm. It’s seeing husbands gifting coffee bushes to their wives. And then with training and support from Fairtrade, women can grow their own delicious coffee, earn their own income, and take control of their own lives.

Not a bitter note in sight!

But what’s in the box?

In a word: fairness. You’ll love it.

In more words:

  • Treats from great Fairtrade tea and coffee brands like Percol, Cafédirect and Clipper.
  • Tasty recipes using Fairtrade products.
  • Fun products to help you live fairer.
  • Top tips on easy ways to be more ethical in your everyday life.
  • News from the inspiring farmers that you’ll be helping.

But why now?

In the next 25 years, Fairtrade will help farmers adapt to devastating climate change. And continue to back their fight against exploitation.

Your support will mean we can stand with more farmers and workers facing these challenges across the world.

Fairtrade Foundation, 5.7 The Loom, 14 Gower’s Walk, London, E1 8PY

We are a registered charity in England and Wales (no 1043886) and a company limited by guarantee registered in England (no 2733136).

Celebrating 25 years of the Fairtrade Mark

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Celebrating 25 years of the Fairtrade Mark

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25th anniversary celebrations of the FAIRTRADE Mark took place in Glasgow last weekend with live music and a stunning projection of the Mark in the city’s George Square.

Community events celebrating this milestone are taking place across Scotland and the UK throughout the month of October. Having an event or already had one? Let us know so we can share it!

Celebrate 25 years of the Fairtrade Mark

Campaigner Conference 2019

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Missed our Campaigner Conference? Catch up on the day here.

Join us at a regional session near you!

We’re holding regional sessions again this year to bring people together to discuss Fair Trade issues and get up to speed on campaigns.
Based on feedback from last year’s sessions, we’re including basic social media training and a presentation unpacking the links between Fair Trade and Climate Change.

Lunch and refreshments included in all the sessions.

Scottish Fair Trade Regional Sessions 2019/20
REGION DATE TIME LOCATION SIGN UP
Edinburgh and Lothians 2 November 2019 12:00pm-2:30pm Augustine United Church, Edinburgh Sign up
Highlands and Islands 23 November 2019 12:00pm-2:30pm To be Communicated To be Communicated
West 7 December 2019 12:00pm-2:30pm Robertson House, Glasgow Sign up
Central and East 18 January 2020 11:00am-1:30pm University of Dundee, Dundee Sign up
Grampian 1 February 2020 12:00pm-2:30pm The Acorn Centre, Inverurie Sign up
Highlands and Islands 21 March 2020 12:00pm-2:30pm To be Communicated To be Communicated
South West 28 March 2020 12:00pm-2:30pm WG13, Kilmarnock Sign up

Find out more & sign up

Scottish Fair Trade Awards 2019

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Recipients of the 2018 Scottish Fair Trade Awards

Do you know an amazing Fair Trade volunteer? An inspiring Fair Trade group? An organisation that does outstanding work for Fair Trade? Why not nominate them for a Scottish Fair Trade Award? Submit your nomination by 24 October.

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Nominate an individual/group/organisation

Fair Trade Campaign Toolkit
Order a hard copy now!

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We have hard copies of this info with your address and how many you would like. Postage is free.

You can also check out the online version of the toolkit.

This toolkit was produced with financial support from Bridge 47 and the European Union.

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Order a Campaign Toolkit

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Welcome to our new Chair & Board Members
Current and past Board members at the 2019 AGM
At the Scottish Fair Trade Forum’s AGM on Saturday 7 September, Charles Sim was elected as the new Chair of the Forum’s Board, Liz Manson joined Rachel Farey in the role of Vice Chair, and Sarah Middlemiss joined as a new member on her first term.
Graeme Clark and Jackie Arreaza stepped down from their positions as Board Members. We’d like to thank them again for their service on the Board.


Join our team as a volunteer

We’re looking for Fair Trade supporters to assist with our Campaigns and Communications, and Development activities in our office in Glasgow. Could you share this opportunity with Fair Trade supporters who might be interested in joining us?

Voluntary vacancies at the Forum

Members’ News

Bala Sport is looking for your support to raise awareness of Fairtrade sports balls. More information here.

JTS has published a schools blog with more info about the 90kg Rice Challenge. More information here.

Shared Interest has a number of voluntary vacancies including an Event Researcher. Check out the role description here.

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The Climate Crisis is killing coffee, Paul

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The climate crisis is killing coffee farms, at the same time as the lowest market prices for 15 years are hitting farmers hard.

Watch Segundo Guerrero and his family explain how only Fairtrade can help keep their Peruvian coffee farm going.

Fairtrade’s meant Segundo could afford a good education for his sons, who are now developing innovative organic farming methods to help their farm survive the climate crisis.

In fact Segundo has been doing his bit to protect the planet for years. Like all Fairtrade farmers, he works in line with the Fairtrade Standards, using sustainable farming techniques.

So how can we do our bit?

1: Share Segundo’s story

Farmers who did the least to cause the climate crisis are already being hit the hardest. But their voice is rarely heard – we need to change that.

Share Segundo’s story

2: Buy Fairtrade!

People like you buying – and demanding – Fairtradeare generating the Fairtrade Premium payments farmers need to face the huge challenges climate change is already causing.

So to celebrate 25 years of Fairtrade sales in the UK, we’ve picked out 25 fantastic Fairtrade products that have been changing lives for a quarter of a century.

From Ben and Jerry’s – who have just launched their Fairway to Heaven flavour this month – to Cafédirect, who have been buying Segundo’s beans for decades.

 

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NEW RESOURCE FOR FAIRTRADE CAMPAIGNERS

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NEW RESOURCE

We have a new online resource – the Fair Trade Campaign Toolkit!

Co-created by local Fair Trade groups and the Scottish Fair Trade Young People’s Network, the toolkit is packed with campaign ideas and practical tips on how to take action for Fair Trade.

Check it out here.

And if you’re on Facebook or Twitter, please share it with your friends, family and colleagues.
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SCOTTISH FAIRTRADE FORUM NEWS AUG 2019

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Campaigns: “Don’t sit on your hands”

Traidcraft Exchange has launched a campaign to ensure UK MEPs make a positive difference on Fair Trade issues.

Don’t Sit on Your Hands” encourages members of the public to contact their MEPs and ask them to commit to four specific actions to promote fairer trade in the four months they are due to serve. The actions points are:

  • Join the fair trade movement.
  • Get up to speed with what Brexit could mean for trade policy.
  • Speak out against unfair trade and investment rules.
  • Sign the pledge on business and human rights.
Join the Campaign

Development Fund

While it is worthwhile to stop and recognise our past successes, we at the Forum are always striving to do more. Currently, we are looking at several ways of growing and developing the Fair Trade movement in Scotland. However, we must build our own capacity to do so. Accordingly, we have launched a Development Fund and thank all those who have donated to it so far. All donations collected will be utilised to help us meet the many challenges facing Fair Trade and take Scotland as a Fair Trade Nation to the next level. Visit our website for more details on how you can contribute to the Development Fund.

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Members’ News

Welcome, Zaytoun!

We would like to welcome the Forum’s newest member, Zaytoun, a social enterprise that has pioneered a growing market in the UK including Scotland for fairly traded produce grown by Palestinian farmers.

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WHO CAUSED CLIMATE CHANGE?

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Who caused the climate crisis?

It certainly wasn’t Ebrottié, a small-scale cocoa farmer in Côte d’Ivoire. Or Teresa, who grows coffee in Nicaragua.

In fact as Fairtrade farmers, they are committed to protecting the local environment and lowering their carbon footprint.

But they’re already suffering the worst consequences of the climate emergency. More unpredictable weather means they’re having to work even harder, to earn less.

Here, they tell their storyand explain how Fairtrade can help.

Teresa Riviera Palacios, a coffee farmer in Nicaragua, tell us how Fairtrade can protect our environment.

Fairtrade farmers speak on climate crisis

This Wednesday we’ll be taking their message to Westminster, as The Time Is Now climate rally kicks off.

People from all parts of the country are coming to London to tell their MPs that the growing climate crisis needs attention – urgently.

We’ll be there too, making sure politicians in this country don’t forget their responsibilities to farmers and workers all around the world facing devastating climate change right now.

Their struggle is too often forgotten – please help spread the word by forwarding this post by email, or sharing their words on Facebook or Twitter.

Many thanks,

Stefan

Supporters Team, Fairtrade Foundation