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Fairtrade and Climate Change

The 2019 AGM of the Keswick and District Fair Trade Campaign was held last week.  Two of the officers on the committee, Cath and Mike Glover, are leaving Keswick and they were replaced by Bernadette Fagan as Treasurer and Allan Daniels as Chair.  Reports were......

Cumbria Fair Trade Network AGM 2019

The Cumbria Fair Trade Network [CFTN] held an AGM on Saturday 27th April in St.Herbert’s School, Keswick. It was a stimulating occasion, one that confirmed the crucial importance of the principles of Fairtrade and gave the volunteer campaigners who attended a sense of solidarity with......

Further News of Fairtrade

You might not know that White Stuff on the corner of St. John’s Street in Keswick is selling a few Fairtrade cotton clothes. On Tuesday 7th May at 7.00 pm, Mike Glover and Jo Alberti from the Keswick Fair Trade Campaign will be speaking at St. John’s Church, Keswick....

Fairtrade Fortnight 2019: the injustice at the heart of chocolate

The injustice at the heart of chocolate arises from mainly from the fact that historically cocoa is a highly volatile commodity, with many factors contributing to the unstable prices and boom-bust cycles which have significant consequences for those who depend on it for their livelihood.......

Traidcraft

We  would also encourage you to buy presents and provisions from Traidcraft, the Fairtrade pioneer.     As many of you will know the business made losses last year and has had to agree a rescue plan which involves slimming the company down. The big......

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......

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