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Godavari Lace Makers, India

2023-04-25T12:38:59+01:00

This is the story of the Godavari Lace Makers in India. Godavari Cooperative is a women’s Fair Trade producer group in Narsapur, on the West Godavari Delta, in India. Their specialism is the handicraft of crochet lace making and tailoring. They make high-quality crochet flower purses, bags, brooches and necklaces, shawls and homeware such as [...]

Godavari Lace Makers, India2023-04-25T12:38:59+01:00

Visiting Craftworks Cambodia in Phnom Penh

2023-04-25T12:40:39+01:00

It was on a buying trip to Cambodia that I arranged to visit the offices & craft centre of Craftworks Cambodia in Phnom Penh. It is The Kingdom of Cambodia’s capital city & sits at the junction of the Mekong Tonlé Sap and Bassac rivers. Map of Cambodia showing Phnom Penh Founded in [...]

Visiting Craftworks Cambodia in Phnom Penh2023-04-25T12:40:39+01:00

The Story Behind Handmade Recycled Newspaper Gift Bags from India

2023-04-25T12:35:42+01:00

Handmade Recycled Newspaper Gift Bags from India. This project involves a Fair Trade group that helps street children and orphans sleeping rough in the railway station in New Delhi. It was established in 2004 by "grown up" ex-street children, who decided to make bags from recycled newspaper in order to provide an income for themselves [...]

The Story Behind Handmade Recycled Newspaper Gift Bags from India2023-04-25T12:35:42+01:00

The Zuri Foundation and its work in Nairobi, Kenya

2023-04-25T18:54:29+01:00

The Zuri Foundation is a UK-based charity that helps young people in Kenya break free from the cycle of poverty they are born into. Working in partnership with small organisations, NGO`s, charities and workshops in and around the slums of the capital city, Nairobi, they are helping young people earn a living, get access to [...]

The Zuri Foundation and its work in Nairobi, Kenya2023-04-25T18:54:29+01:00

Walk Against Crime – from Southport to Hornsea completed!

2023-04-25T12:30:36+01:00

Walk Against Crime, the initiative designed to raise money to bring a group of young dancers over to the UK from Mathare Slum, Nairobi, Kenya has completed the first stage of its fundraising activities. A sponsored walk, from Southport to Hornsea, via York, was successfully accomplished on Monday 6th August 2012 - all 230 miles [...]

Walk Against Crime – from Southport to Hornsea completed!2023-04-25T12:30:36+01:00

Southport Oxfam Group celebrates its first year of fundraising!

2023-04-25T09:07:59+01:00

Southport Oxfam is now a year old. As a founding member, I' delighted to say that the group is going from strength to strength, with exciting fundraising plans for the year ahead. WHAT IS OXFAM? Oxfam is a global movement of people who share the belief that, in a world rich in resources, poverty isn't [...]

Southport Oxfam Group celebrates its first year of fundraising!2023-04-25T09:07:59+01:00

What was the Walk Against Crime ?

2023-04-25T12:01:14+01:00

Walk Against Crime came to fruition in August 2013 when 10 teenage dancers from Mathare Slum in Nairobi, Kenya visited us here in England. LIFE IN MATHARE... With a crime rate of 80% until recently, Mathare, which is Nairobi’s second largest slum, has no work for adults, or schooling for youngsters. With nothing to do [...]

What was the Walk Against Crime ?2023-04-25T12:01:14+01:00

Residents of Kibera Slum in Nairobi, Kenya produce Fair Trade Jewellery

2023-04-25T10:05:59+01:00

A fantastic initiative has been started by a Fair Trade importer / wholesaler called Zuri Design, involving a small team of artisans in the Kibera slum, on the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya who are creating unique, hand-crafted jewellery. This slum is the largest in Africa and was recently featured in a two-part documentary called Famous, [...]

Residents of Kibera Slum in Nairobi, Kenya produce Fair Trade Jewellery2023-04-25T10:05:59+01:00

Breaking News! Sefton becomes a Fairtrade Borough

2023-04-25T10:09:44+01:00

Paul Wolfenden, owner of Southport-based online retailer The FAIR Trade Store, was invited onto Sefton Council’s Fairtrade Steering Group. The objective of the Steering Group was to direct Sefton Borough towards Fairtrade Status, which is awarded by The Fairtrade Foundation once certain criteria are consistently meet. “I have accepted this invitation and look forward to [...]

Breaking News! Sefton becomes a Fairtrade Borough2023-04-25T10:09:44+01:00

Fairtrade Fortnight – presentation to The FAIR Trade Store in Southport

2023-04-25T10:21:50+01:00

Southport Fairtrade... As part of activities during Fairtrade Fortnight, Paul Wolfenden, owner of the online retail business The FAIR Trade Store, based in Birkdale, Southport, was presented with a certificate by The Mayor of Sefton, Councillor Alf Doran. This certificate acknowledges that The FAIR Trade Store is a committed supplier of Fairtrade products to customers [...]

Fairtrade Fortnight – presentation to The FAIR Trade Store in Southport2023-04-25T10:21:50+01:00
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