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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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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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