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Join us at the Fairly Square bar this Monday for a ‘Going Bananas’ evening!

February 21st, 2014 Comments off

Join Fairtrade Foundation & GlobalNet21 on the very first day of Fairtrade Fortnight 2014 to learn the challenges of Bananas & their Plantain Cousins with Fairtrade farmer speakers and discussants from Zamora Plantain chips. More info

 

London borough of Ealing – pop up shop 24 February-1 March

February 13th, 2014 Comments off

99 Broadway, W13 9BP (West Ealing)

Join us in the pop-up-shop during Fairtrade Fortnight to support us, take part in activities, find out more about Fairtrade in Ealing and buy goods from:

Love that Stuff: Fairtrade clothing, jewellery and homewares, from countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America

Mamacha: Fairly traded knitwear from Peru

WOW Bags: A range of bags made from recycled juice cartons by a group of women in the Philippines.

Live Fairtrade: Jewellery and bags from Tibet and Nepal.

FACE PAINTING – SATURDAY 1 MARCH (ONLY)

If you run a Fairtrade business and are interested in joining for one or more days in the Pop Up Fairtrade Shop between 24th February and 1st March, please contact Jackie and Judith at info@ealingfairtrade.org.uk. / Find out more about Ealing Fairtrade

Double celebration in London borough of Ealing

March 22nd, 2013 Comments off

During Fairtrade Fortnight, the Ealing Fairtrade Group held a double celebration – 10 years as a group and 5 years as a Fairtrade London borough.  Fairtrade supporters from across London joined the Mayor of Ealing and local councillors, campaigners, trade unionists and students to celebrate the achievements of the volunteer group.

Guest speaker, Frank Olok, of the Malawi Fairtrade Network described how Fairtrade has transformed the lives of smallholder farmers in Malawi.  As well as guaranteeing a fair and stable price for their products, Frank explained that the farmers also receive an additional sum of money, the Fairtrade Premium.  This has enabled them to improve their communities by, for example, constructing school buildings and bringing clean, piped water to their villages.

Frank said that an important aspect of Fairtrade is that it brings producer and consumer closer together, and suggested to the Mayor that a link be made between Ealing  and Blantyre in Malawi, so that the two communities could establish an ongoing relationship based on Fairtrade.

The evening began with music from student flautist Sarah Peter Sorencen, and ended with folk music from local band Oddfellas.  Messages of congratulations and support were sent from some of the hundreds of other Fairtrade towns, cities, boroughs and villages from around the country.  Haworth in Yorkshire said “Be proud that you are part of this massive social movement changing the way the world values products and producers”.

The group now needs to renew its Fairtrade Status by agreeing a plan of activities for the next two years.  Anyone wishing to contribute can find out more at www.ealingfairtrade.org.uk or email info@ealingfairtrade.org.uk.

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