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AGM & Annual Report 2018

The Keswick Fair Trade Campaign AGM will be held on Wednesday June 6th at Crosthwaite Parish Rooms at 7pm....

CUMBRIA FAIR TRADE NETWORK AGM

  Members of the Keswick Fair Trade Campaign attended the AGM of the Cumbria Fair Trade Network in Ambleside on Saturday.  The network is an alliance of like-minded groups, all of which are promoting Fairtrade and Trade Justice around the county. It was formed in......

Fairtrade Fortnight in Keswick

Fairtrade Fortnight  runs from 26 February to 11 March.  The Fairtrade Foundation asks that “you join us in supporting the farmers and workers who grow our food. With Fairtrade we have the power to change the world every day. Fairtrade opens doors. ”   The theme is......

Don’t Ditch Fairtrade

  On Saturday 28th October four members of Keswick Fair Trade Campaign stood outside Sainsbury’s in  Cockermouth:  they talked  to customers and collected signatures on a letter to the store manager.  The letter called attention of the manager to the concerns of those who shopped......

Keswick Fairtrade, Sainsbury’s and Cadbury

The Keswick Fair Trade Campaign are concerned about a recent development announced by Sainsbury’s which is the world’s largest retailer of Fairtrade products. Four Sainsbury’s executives met farmers from some of Africa’s biggest tea-growing co-operatives in Nairobi last month. Fairtrade certification establishes strict rules to......

Fairtrade International Welcomes Merger of Rainforest Alliance and UTZ

7 June, 2017 Fairtrade International congratulates Rainforest Alliance and UTZ on their recently announced merger. In particular, the further lessening of compliance and auditing demands for farmers and workers currently certified under the two schemes. “On behalf of the entire Fairtrade system, I want to......

Nestlé Adopts Fairtrade Sourcing Program

5 June, 2017 Nestlé has announced it will change the way it sources Fairtrade ingredients for its KitKat 2 and 4 finger chocolate. From 5 June, the company will switch from sourcing All That Can Be Fairtrade to sourcing cocoa, sugar and vanilla through the......

New Study on Social and Environmental Impact of Fairtrade Cotton

22 April, 2017 In a multi-billion dollar global clothing and textile industry that relies on cotton, millions of smallholder farmers do not earn enough money from conventional cotton farming to pay for life’s essentials. Farmers are facing multiple long-term threats, including climate change, food security,......

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