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What is World Fair Trade Day 2023 – and when is it?

2023-05-26T15:09:04+01:00

World Fair Trade Day is on Saturday 13th May, 2023. It is a global campaign for the Fair Trade Movement and will involve connecting Fair Trade producers in the developing world with consumers in the "western world" and is endorsed by the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO) which was created in 2004 to maintain liveable [...]

What is World Fair Trade Day 2023 – and when is it?2023-05-26T15:09:04+01:00

What exactly is Fairtrade Fortnight and when is it in 2023?

2023-04-25T12:30:08+01:00

Fairtrade Fortnight runs every year for two weeks. Its aim is to transform the farming industry and to ensure that farmers and workers in the developing world get a fair deal for the crops they grow. Fairtrade Fortnight brings together consumers, retailers, licensees, businesses, producers and campaigners nationwide to promote awareness and sales of Fairtrade [...]

What exactly is Fairtrade Fortnight and when is it in 2023?2023-04-25T12:30:08+01:00

What is the difference between Fair Trade and Fairtrade?

2023-05-08T12:27:42+01:00

Certainly a confusing topic, I try to explain below the intricacies involved when answering this question... 1/ What is Fair Trade? "Fair Trade" is a global, economic development platform. It integrates business, consumer and producer relationships that are governed by the Charter of Fair Trade Principles - authorised by the World Fair Trade Organization. (WFTO) [...]

What is the difference between Fair Trade and Fairtrade?2023-05-08T12:27:42+01:00

Meet Divine Fairtrade Producers – Kuapa Kokoo from Ghana

2023-04-25T12:37:06+01:00

Kuapa Kookoo simply means "Good Cocoa Farming". When internal marketing of cocoa was liberalised in Ghana, a pioneering group of farmers led by Nana Frimpong Abrebrese established Kuapa Kokoo as a farmer’s cooperative in 1993 with assistance from Twin Limited UK. Kuapa Kookoo Fairtrade Chocolate worker in Ghana Dedicated to producing high quality [...]

Meet Divine Fairtrade Producers – Kuapa Kokoo from Ghana2023-04-25T12:37:06+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

Here are 10 good reasons to support Fair Trade

2023-04-25T10:19:48+01:00

Here are 10 good reasons to support Fair Trade...   1/ Fair Trade means fair pay and better working conditions for producers in the developing world. Fair trade products are made in safe and healthy working conditions. Fair Trade discourages forced labour and exploitive child labour. 2/ Fair Trade is better for the environment. Fair [...]

Here are 10 good reasons to support Fair Trade2023-04-25T10:19:48+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

The Fair Trade supply chain and YOU

2023-04-25T12:18:32+01:00

All of The FAIR Trade Store's suppliers, wholesalers and importers are accredited by BAFTS Fair Trade Network UK, the Fairtrade Foundation, or are those who uphold “Fair Trade Principles” laid out by the World Fair Trade Organisation (WFTO). By purchasing online from us, you are now just a few steps away from the actual producers [...]

The Fair Trade supply chain and YOU2023-04-25T12:18:32+01:00

What is the Fairtrade Foundation?

2023-04-25T10:53:33+01:00

“Fairtrade” is all about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability and fair terms of trade for marginalised farmers, producers, artisans and workers in the developing world. By requiring companies to pay sustainable prices (which must never fall lower than the market price), “Fairtrade” addresses the injustices of conventional trade, which traditionally discriminates against the [...]

What is the Fairtrade Foundation?2023-04-25T10:53:33+01:00

The FAIR Trade Store – Press cuttings

2023-04-25T10:55:07+01:00

A Birkdale man has returned to his home town to launch Southport's first online Fair Trade business. Paul Wolfenden is set to launch The FAIR Trade Store on Friday, February 27, which coincides with Fairtrade Fortnight, which runs from February 23 until March 8th 2009. Customers who visit the website will be able to select [...]

The FAIR Trade Store – Press cuttings2023-04-25T10:55:07+01:00
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