Keeping food on our plates in the UK

Standard

Logo
Hi Paul,

In the face of the global Coronavirus crisis, farmers and workers are playing a vital – but too often forgotten –role.

So this World Fair Trade Day, we’re celebrating their hard work. Join us in sending a big thank you to those keeping food on our plates.

Fairtrade farmers and workers are keeping shelves stocked around the world, but even more importantly they’re working to keep their own communities safe.

How fairtrade producers are helping

From preparing emergency food parcels to producing PPE, Fairtrade producers are helping some of the most vulnerable communities in the world get through this crisis.

Share their stories this World Fair Trade Day to thank them for their amazing efforts. Let’s make sure everyone appreciates these key workers beyond our borders. Use the buttons below or forward this email to share.

So much of the brilliant work Fairtrade farmers and workers are doing right now is made possible by people like you choosing Fairtrade

When you buy Fairtrade, you help generate the Fairtrade Premium funds being used to provide vital food supplies and support public health programmes.

A co-operative in Ghana running a community support and information programme

So as we celebrate farmers and workers around the world this World Fair Trade Day, a big thanks to you as well!

Have a great World Fair Trade Day,

Stefan,

Fairtrade Foundation, Supporters’ Team

P.S. Got kids? Our Fairtrade Education team are asking our younger Fairtrade fans to draw their own thank you card for farmers and workers. Check out our Twitter page on how to get involved.

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).

supporter

THIS EASTER WILL BE DIFFERENT

Standard

The Easter holiday is usually a time for coming together. This year will seem a bit different for all of us.

But around the world the Fairtrade movement has been coming together. Not physically, but to support one another and our communities as we face the unprecedented challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Before we share a few inspiring examples of how that’s happening around the world, a quick reminder that we’d love to hear your thoughts on this year’s Fairtrade Fortnight. If you haven’t already, please fill in our quick survey to let us know what you thought.

FAIRTRADE – THE CLIMATE DEBATE – WHAT’S MISSING?

Standard

This year, world leaders are arriving in the UK for a major UN Climate Conference. So this is our chance to tell them to listen to farmers and workers on the front-line of the climate crisis.

Sign THE FAIRTRADE CLIMATE PLEDGE

Politicians will only make the right decisions if they start listening to those feeling the worst effects of the climate crisis already. And recognise that only by giving everyone a fair chance to escape poverty can we build a truly sustainable world.

Will you add your name to those standing with farmers and workers?

We’re campaigning on Fairtrade and Climate Justice because Fairtrade producers are telling us this is a top priority for them. Although they did very little to cause the climate crisis, they are getting hit the hardest.

After you sign the pledge on standing with Fairtrade farmers, you’ll find more information about how Fairtrade is tackling climate change, and other ways you can get involved. You can also read more on our website.

Show the Love for Fairtrade

Because we recognise tackling the climate crisis is critical for Fairtrade farmers and workers, we are proud members of the Climate Coalition.

Every February, this group of over 100 charities, community groups and commerical organisations come together to take action on climate change through the Show the Love’ campaign.

Find out more about getting involved on their website.

Fairtrade producers are doing their bit to fight the climate crisis, by farming and working in line with our environmentally-friendly Fairtrade Standards. Let’s do our bit by making sure they get heard!

Sign To stand with farmers and workers

Thanks for your support,

THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT FOR FAIRTRADE THIS CHRISTMAS AND OVER THE HOLIDAY SEASON

Image

LIVE FAIR – YOUR CHANCE TO SIGN UP

Standard

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

Standard

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

Standard

Celebrating 25 years of the Fairtrade Mark

7b8b0545-f516-469c-be62-185565a10d60.jpg

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

6f4bd815-b7e2-4444-9e5a-37351ddf533b.jpg

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

5bc76cc1-3cf4-41ae-b2ca-3facb55769b3.jpg

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.

Sponsored by Scotmid Co-operative
6fa76a7d-f38b-4181-a8d5-5f7c91886c61.png

Nominate an individual/group/organisation

Fair Trade Campaign Toolkit
Order a hard copy now!

ccf37f0c-b0f5-40f3-b26a-17257eecb086.png

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.

c1f1b913-79d3-4c1b-a9a2-2174a57e6d1e.png
Order a Campaign Toolkit

a8f20a7a-9d1d-4c81-a25a-a82a2c4a40d1.jpg
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.

Facebook
Facebook
Twitter
Twitter
Website
Website

open.php?u=8e244cea8abeb68734b6b4d00&id=29a0dc472a&e=93aed1202f
Copyright © 2019 The Scottish Fair Trade Forum, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
The Scottish Fair Trade Forum, Robertson House, 152 Bath Street, Glasgow, G2 4TB
Tel: +44 (0)141 353 5611