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The FAIR Shop 10th Anniversary Celebration Breakfast Brunch 3 11 2018

As a way of  celebrating BAFTS’ member shop, The FAIR shop’s, 10th Anniversary on 3.11.2018, we are delighted to include guest blog from ethical lifestyle Katie Yarde https://practicallyethical.com who was invited to the 10th Birthday Brunch in Brighton The Fair Shop : Ten Years         Posted on November 4, 2018 by Katie Yarde The Fair

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Stacey Dooley’s BBC1 Documentary “Fashion’s Dirty Secrets”

Write-up of BBC Documentary by Stacey Dooley Fashion’s Dirty Secrets There has been a lot of activity on social media recently about plastics, waste, fear for the health of the planet, and this is the latest documentary by the BBC on the severe environmental and health impact of fast fashion

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TRADE RIGHT INTERNATIONAL (CARISHEA) selected for #SMALLBIZ100 for 2018!!!

TRADE RIGHT INTERNATIONAL NAMED ONE OF UK’S TOP ‘SMALL BIZ 100’ BY SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY  Greenock based social business, Trade Right International has been named as one of the UK’s top ‘Small Biz 100’ by Small Business Saturday. Trade Right International, and the CARISHEA brand of natural skincare, has been selected

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WHAT IS THE GOODWEAVE LABEL (was Rugmark) used by BAFTS’ Supplier NAMASTE

We are delighted to promote the fact that one of our suppliers Namaste UK has been working with the former Rugmark label, now Goodweave, in a bid to reduce child labour in the rug making industry. We originally learnt a bit about this association at our Annual Conference in York in May

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BAFTS’ Annual Conference 20/21 May London SEE UPDATED GALLERY TOO!!!

Our BAFTS Annual Conference 2018 was held on 20th and 21st May in London, in Westbourne Grove Church in glorious sunshine. It was very busy from the word go on Sunday, helping attendees with name badges, goody bags, handing out Programmes; welcoming guest stallholders and speakers, and getting stalls set

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BAFTS Annual Conference PROGRAMME 20/21 May 2018 London

BAFTS ANNUAL CONFERENCE Westbourne Grove Church London W11 2RW                                   FULL PROGRAMME* (14/5/2018) *subject to change  Sunday timetable 20th May 2018 BAFTS print COnf document 2018 9am -10.30am STALLS ARRIVE AND SET-UP 0nly come this early if

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KERALA CRAFTS (Christine Snow) WRITES on “KUDUMBASHREE initiative in Kerala, India

A few years ago I heard about something called Kudumbashree which I discovered was a movement unique to Kerala; an anti-poverty and gender equality movement for women.  I thought that it would be helpful to write about this initiative given that Kerala Crafts was also set up to give women

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A POTTED HISTORY OF INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

This year, in 2018, International Women’s Day falls on Thursday 8th March, towards the end of Fairtrade Fortnight (26 February-11 March with the title “Come On In To Fairtrade”). Let’s take a look at how this inspiring annual event started off! The 2018 topic is #Pressforprogress and focuses on working

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TARA PROJECTS – visit by Hazel Dobson and Rachel Farey November 2017

In November 2017, Hazel Dobson, Manager of Gateway World Shop in Durham, went to the WFTO Biennial Conference in Delhi, and teamed up with Rachel Farey of One World Shop, who was also representing the Scottish Fair Trade Forum. Before the actual Conference took place, they visited several producers, one

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Dundee Ethical Christmas Fair Caird Hall Official Launch 5th Dec 2017

DUNDEE ETHICAL CHRISTMAS FAIR 4-23 DECEMBER CAIRD HALL BY HAND UP EVENTS This is the second year that Kathryn has been invited to speak at the Official Launch of the Dundee Ethical Christmas Fair, invited by Tania Pramschufer, Director of Hand Up Events www.handupevents.co.uk This Edinburgh-based concern is a social

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