July 27, 2018
The Fair Trade International Symposium is a gathering of academics and practitioners with an interest in Fair Trade issues. It takes place every 3 – 4 years and is a place to share the latest research and findings as well as launching new Fair Trade initiatives and concepts. The 2018 symposium happened in Portsmouth and [...]
February 21, 2017
I was offered a job with Fair Trade Wales just over a year ago now. The call came and I held it together long enough to accept. Then I cried. I fell in love with Fairtrade at the age of eight. There was a talk in my church and I was converted. What a simple [...]
August 25, 2015
This year’s 9th annual Wales Fair Trade Fair is in Brecon Guild Hall on Saturday 3rd October and Abergavenny Market Hall and Borough Theatre on Sunday 4th. October…
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?
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 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 [...]
June 21, 2013
As part of my Welsh Baccalaureate course I had to participate in a week’s worth of work experience. I (being cynical) presumed it would be the same as my year 10 placement.