Monthly Archives: July 2015

Little Trove Founder Ramona on WFTO principle 2: Accountability and Transparency

Last month, I started a series called “The Heartbeat of Fair Trade” to expose the real workings of a fair trade organisation. A vast majority of people in the UK have heard of fair trade but really how many understand the 10 aspects of it? Certainly from my own experience

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CHAIR OF BAFTS’ Joanna Pollard, writes: “WHAT IS BAFTS FOR? “

Representing BAFTS at recent fair trade events has made me realise there are lots of misconceptions about what BAFTS actually stands for. We’ve been in existence for almost 20 years and still have 7 founder members amongst us, but it is fair to say that BAFTS has changed dramatically in

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Thoughts on The International Fair Trade Towns’ Conference by Joanna Pollard

We walked into the party like we were walking onto a yacht – OK we were stepping off one of the many small ferries which ply the waterways on which Bristol is built, but the Friday night party at the Create Centre (http://www.createbristol.org/) was a great start to the 9th

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Hazel Dobson’s trip to Vietnam (Traidcraft “Meet the People” Tour)

Gateway World Shop’s Manager, and member of the BAFTS’ Board, Hazel Dobson, signed up for a Traidcraft “Meet the People” Tour to Vietnam last Autumn. She had previously visited Peru and Kathmandu on producer trips and thought her gallivanting days were over! She opted for Vietnam as it was a challenge

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