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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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Abergavenny Shared Learning Event with Fair Trade Wales & Hub Cymru Africa

BAFTS, FAIR TRADE WALES AND HUB CMYRU AFRICA: SHARED LEARNING EVENT SEP 12 2017 ABERGAVENNY I attended this afternoon event, having been invited to speak on behalf of BAFTS by Aileen Burmeister, Programme Manager at Fair Trade Wales, and Liz Rees, Grants Support Officer from Hub Cymru Africa. Aileen joined

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Write-up of Future Learn course “Who Made My Clothes” over three weeks

The PDF version of this article written by Kathryn is Who Made My Clothes three week complete writeup The free three week course was run by Future Learn with lots of support materials from Fashion Revolution and was facilitated by Course managers from the University of Exeter.  

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Meeting Namaste supplier from Kathmandu, Nepal

Namaste’s Open Week gave me the chance to meet Jhaindra Ghimire, Owner of a Nepalese fair trade garment and accessories business based in Kathmandu. Jhaindra has a University education and an MBA. His business joined Fair Trade Group Nepal as he wanted it to not just be for profit, but

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BAFTS Annual Conference 21/22 May Priory Street Centre York – a brief version

It is getting on towards three weeks since we held our Annual Conference in the Priory Street Centre York and in all fairness it was probably our best to date. A lot of hard work had gone into ensuring a balance of speakers, workshops, resolutions, and evening entertainment, with something

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Draft Agenda and Tickets ready for BAFTS 2017 Annual Conference

We are delighted to announce the draft Agenda for our Annual Conference 2017 to all our readers, as well as the ticketing for this event via Eventbrite. The location is Priory Street Centre York and we will be joined on the Sunday evening by members of York Fair Trade Forum. Hotels

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Fairtrade Fortnight kicks off with APPG Fairtrade Break in Westminster (J Pollard)

It’s Fairtrade Fortnight, the busiest time of the year for fair trade campaigners, and this is the first Fairtrade Fortnight since the referendum result of June 2016 which will fundamentally change the way UK businesses trade with the rest of the world. Because nothing is yet decided about what Brexit

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The Plight of Women and Girls in India – Fairtrade Fortnight 2017 (Christine Snow)

We are delighted to bring you this article written by Christine Snow, of BAFTS’ supplier Kerala Crafts, about the plight of women and girls in India, to focus our minds leading up to Fairtrade Fortnight 27 February-12 March. “WOMEN” It is estimated that more than 85% of females in India

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“Believe You Can” wins Gift of the Year 2017 “Fair trade” Award for Fairy tutus

The past few days have seen our usual visit to Spring Fair to visit as many of our exhibiting suppliers as possible over the space of a day and a half. It was great to see so many vibrant looking fair trade stalls with a huge array of products and

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Fairtrade Fortnight 2017 “It’s Time To Put Fairtrade In Your Break”

This year, Fairtrade Fortnight fills its usual slot early in the year, and runs from 27 February to 12 March. The theme is “It’s Time to Put Fairtrade In Your Break” and the following extract from the Fairtrade Foundation’s website explains why this Campaign Fortnight is as important as ever:

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