Take tea plucker Mrs M Kalamani, pictured above centre,Through the Fairtrade Premium, she has been able to support her son to study for a diploma in computer engineering.
Leys School is the latest Cambridge institution to announce their own Fairtrade chocolate this week! These will be available shortly. Leys plan to use the chocolate bars to inspire other Cambridge organisations to do the same.
Leys worked with the Meaningful Chocolate Company on their Fairtrade Chocolate bars: http://meaningfulchocolate.co.uk/
Yes it’s chocolate Week and we have some great Fairtrade news to mark this momentous occasion:
King’s College Cambridge now sells special King’s College Fairtrade chocolate to visitors in its Visitor Centre. These are unique souvenirs from a unique place and cost just £2.99 per bar.
See the Fairtrade Foundation’s website for more information about cultivating chocolate, why we’re in danger of losing a generation of cocoa farmers and what we can do about it.
How should we respond to the Brexit vote? What will Brexit mean for Fairtrade? What can we do to get the best deal for producers?
Tomorrow the Fairtrade Foundation hosts a Twitter debate on Brexit, with a panel that includes some leading Fairtrade business people and academics. Join the conversation from 4pm on 29th September #FTBrexitDebate
Argos have just launched their new Fairtrade gold engagement and wedding rings.
This is already life changing for the miners in Peru who’ve set up their town’s first ever dentist and have plans to improve the local electricity & water supply.
You can see Argos’ range here
Every year, our city is privileged to host some of the world’s greatest folk musicians as they entertain the crowds at the Cambridge Folk Festival.
But did you know that the Folk Festival also leads the way as a Fairtrade festival? This year, all the tea, coffee, cocoa and sugar served to festival goers will be Fairtrade. In addition, all eggs will be free range.
This is a great achievement by the organisers of the Folk Festival and we’re proud that Cambridge is leading the way once again.
Follow the Folk Festival on Twitter: @CamFolkFest and #GreenerFestival
The annual Fairtrade Campaign Awards recognise the amazing creativity, effort and impact of grassroots campaign groups who bring Fairtrade Fortnight to life each year in communities across the UK.
The Fairtrade Foundation is taking submissions for the 2016 Awards. You can read more here: http://www.fairtrade.org.uk/en/get-involved/in-your-community/annual-campaign-awards