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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

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.
Fairtrade Fortnight: Get Involved! - 27th February – 12th March 2017 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 Peace Hub is looking forward to joining in! […]
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 […]
Take Action for Fairtrade - Britain’s exit from the European Union is likely to cause big changes in international trade – and for millions of people who trade with us from poor countries, it could be make or break.  They could find themselves squeezed even harder by powerful international competition. Or it could be the moment when the UK starts […]
Sneak Peek at 2017 - We’re nearly at the end of 2016, and what a year it’s been! Now we look ahead to exciting plans for the year ahead.  We’ve mapped out our focus themes for 2017 and are looking forward to sharing ideas with you about them, and standing together to take action. If any of these topic catch […]
It’s our 1st Birthday! - One year ago today, Peace Hub first opened it’s doors to the public.  It’s been a busy year, full of awareness raising and taking action for peace & justice. Over the course of our first year, we’ve: Challenged the arms trade, lobbying the foreign secretary to embargo arms to Egypt and other repressive regimes. Supported […]