Fairtrade: the Power is in Our Hands

Producers of bananas, coffee, chocolate and many other goods get paid so little they are in poverty.  By buying Fairtrade, we pay producers a fair price and ensure fair working conditions.

Pop into Peace Hub during February & March 2017 to:

  • find out more
  • play our quiz
  • write to your MP
  • grab a complimentary Fairtrade cuppa!

Latest Posts on Fairtrade

Can Fairtrade help tackle Modern Slavery? - In the run up to Christmas, we can easily get caught up in the season of consumption. As part of a more simple and mindful approach, buying Fairtrade gifts and treats can support growers and producers around the world to get a fair deal for their labour. Sadly, our friends at Carrs Lane Fairtrade Shop […]
Carrs Lane Fairtrade Shop to close - We’ve had a message from our friends at Carrs Lane Fairtrade Shop, explaining that they are sadly having to close: “The impact of the shop having been closed for the last six months, plus the ongoing restrictions as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, has forced upon us the difficult decision to formally close the […]
Keep Taking Action for Economic Equality - Our theme Think Global, Act Local, Get Equal is coming to an end, but there are still plenty of ways to take action: If you haven’t had the chance to sign one of our action cards on ‘make your money work for good‘, you can still pop into Peace Hub and find out more until […]
Fairtrade Fortnight: Come On In! - 26th February – 11th March 2018 is Fairtrade Fortnight! According to the Fairtrade Foundation: “Fairtrade Fortnight is a fun-filled highlight of the year, when campaigners, businesses, schools and places of worship show their support for the farmers and workers who grow our food in developing countries.”  And as always Peace Hub is joining in!  The […]
Update on Make it Fair - Back in February & March many of you took part in our theme on Fairtrade, by signing postcards calling on the UK government to put the principles of Fairtrade into action as the country exits the EU. Your efforts, along with those of Fairtrade supporters across the country have been a success! The Fairtrade Foundation […]
Keep Taking Action for Fairtrade - Photo: Fairtrade Foundation. We’ve come to the end of our Fairtrade theme, but there are plenty of ways to keep active for Fairtrade. We’ll contiunue to stock Fairtrade snacks from Carrs Lane Fairtrade Shop, and of course whenever you pop into Peace Hub for a  cuppa, you can be sure it’s Fairtrade. You can also […]
Good news on Fairtrade: now for more action! - Some good news on Fairtrade, and the work by many organisations that we’ve been highlighting: to make sure that the world’s poorest countries are not forgotten in post-Brexit trade negotiations. Last year, the Fairtrade Foundation delivered a petition with 50,000 signatures to Theresa May, calling on her to  embed the principles of Fairtrade into new […]
Happy International Women’s Day! - It’s Interational Women’s Day (8th March) – a day to celebrate all the incredible things women are achieving, and to stand up for equality and women’s rights. Equality between women and men is an integral part of peace & justice, and the struggle for women’s rights intersects with many of our other themes here at […]
Don’t Feed Exploitation: Video - A new video from the Fairtrade Foundation which brings the realities of where our food comes from closer to home. This week is Fairtrade Fortnight: pop into Peace Hub to find out how Fairtrade helps tackle this exploitation, and for ideas on how you can get involved.
Why Support Fairtrade? - Photo: Fairtrade Foundation. Ever wondered what this Fairtrade business is all about?  Richard, one of our Peace Hub volunteers, finds out: Martin Luther King once said: “before you’ve finished your breakfast this morning, you’ll have relied on half the world”. In the modern world, with its interconnected series of trade relationships spanning the globe, that […]