The organisation was initially set up as the Wales Fair Trade Forum to oversee the Fair Trade Nation campaign, and on June 6th 2008 Wales made history and became the first ever Fair Trade Nation. For more information about the Fair Trade Nation campaign click here.
Fair Trade Wales was established as a company, limited by guarantee with not for profit status, in April 2010. We are part of the Wales Africa Partnership which brings together the work of Fair Trade Wales, the Welsh Council for Voluntary Action, the Wales for Africa Health Links Network, the Sub Saharan Advisory Panel and the Welsh Centre for International Affairs (WCIA) and is hosted by the WCIA at the Temple of Peace in Cardiff.
National Coordinator (part-time)
Aileen joined Fair Trade Wales after three years in the third sector, working on Wales wide projects and events for Citizens Advice Cymru. Since completing her degree in International Politics, Aileen has been involved with two local Fair Trade groups in Wales, in Aberystwyth and Cardiff, with an understanding of different groups and geographies in Wales. Prior to her degree, Aileen was a personal campaigner and event organiser, raising awareness of Fairtrade products and wider issues around world trade and consumption. Aileen has been doing this since the age of eight, when she first learned about Fair Trade. When not at work, Aileen enjoys reading, comedy panel shows and playing board games.
Events & Support Coordinator
Emina has worked in the charity sector for several years in the environmental, health, volunteering and homelessness sectors. Her background in communications means she enjoys meeting people, hearing stories and helping promote excellent causes.
She organised a successful Fair Trade breakfast for her former colleagues and has, of course, dressed up as the fairtrade banana to help promote the movement in Wales.
Her passions include charity shops, women’s rights, reading and her cat George.