May 27, 2014
Updates from the latest NCC meeting
May 25, 2014
When I visited the Mbale region of eastern Uganda, I wasn’t sure what I was going to see. I had heard that Fairtrade provides education, access to health, better terms of trade, minimum prices and respect for the environment. But is it true?
May 20, 2014
On the hottest Friday this year it was all about Chile at Tavernspite CP as St Mark’s clinched victory at the first Fair Trade World Cup Fairtrade Football Tournament.
April 23, 2014
We all took a sharp intake of breath when news broke about the collapse of a building in Bangladesh on April 24th 2013. A building that contained thousands of workers who earn less than £1 per day, upon who we rely to make our clothes. 1138 people died that day and more than 2500 were [...]
February 25, 2014
In a bid to promote Fair Trade in football, schools and clubs are invited to join the Fair Trade World Cup launched at Saundersfoot Primary school in February this year. The Fair Trade World Cup activities were created by Fair Trade In Football Campaign founder, Sharron Hardwick; following a series of talks with Fair Trade Wales. “I’m always looking for new ways to [...]
February 18, 2014
Towns across north Wales will be welcoming Fairtrade banana farmer, Juliet Arku-Mensah, this Fairtrade Fortnight, as part of a campaign to highlight the growing hardships faced by banana farmers. From 24 February to 9 March, the UK will be going bananas to demand fair wages and better living and working conditions for farmers across the [...]
December 9, 2013
Pakistan is a very important country in South Asia. The population is believed to be around 190 million where 12 million children are reported to work in agriculture, garage work, hotels, the carpet industry, the bangle-making industry, cement, deep sea fishing etc. UNICEF estimates that 250,000 children work in brick kilns. Protection of the Rights [...]
July 12, 2013
This year Wrexham celebrates 10 years as a Fairtrade Zone and Wales celebrates 5 years as a Fairtrade Nation. The Wrexham Fairtrade Coalition held a Great Welsh Fairtrade Bake Off to give secondary schools the opportunity to join in the celebrations!