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Getting Together at Fair Do’s

We’ve had a busy couple of weeks with our little business! In the middle of June, we celebrated our 20th birthday! It was in 1997 that Jan, our manager, started up this lovely fair trade shop having been a Traidcraft regional rep for some time beforehand. We had a little celebration with many staff and volunteers of Fair Do’s from over the years, as well as friends from other organisations such as Fair Tr
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New Deputy Manager for Fair Do’s

You may have already met Rachel, as she has been working in the shop a couple of days a week. Rachel officially joined us in April 2017, after spending 6 months volunteering with us. We thought you might like to get to know Rachel a bit more so we put a few questions to her! Hello Rachel, we know that you have long been a customer of Fair Do’s before applying for the job here, what’s one of your favourite things you’
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A Fair Break for Fairtrade Fortnight

  February may not be the most exciting of months. The nights are still long. It’s still cold outside. Not everyone receives a card from their Valentine. By the time the month comes to an end, change will be in the air. Daffodils will be popping up here, there and everywhere; we’ll have devoured pancakes and started the countdown to Easter; and Fairtrade Fortnight will have begun! This year, Fairtrad
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Every time a person in Wales buys fair trade….pt 5

Our Outreach Worker Aled writes: September brings a period of reflection. Having enjoyed the relative lull the summer provides, the back to school messages in shops and all over social media reminds us that it’s time to change gear and prepare for a busy few months that will (dare I say it?) take us to Christmas. As I look back on what we’ve achieved so far with our research project, I feel incredibly sat
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You can help make Wales truly Fair Trade!

Our outreach worker Aled Pickard writes: Following the success of the research into how we are supporting communities in Africa through purchasing fairly traded items, we’re very pleased to announce that we’ve received additional funding from the Welsh Government through Hub Cymru Africa which will enable us to share the findings of the research. For the next nine months or so, I will be doing outreach wo
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Every time a person in Wales buys fair trade…pt 3

We hope you enjoy the third and final update from Aled Pickard, who has been carrying out our grant-funded research. What a fascinating experience this research project has been. I’ve been supporting fair trade for years, always confident that it was bringing real benefit to the producers. But I had no idea how my purchases were contributing to improving the lives of some of the world’s poorest people. Wi
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An update on our research project

Aled Pickard brings us the latest findings from our research project. Fairtrade Fortnight seems like the ideal time to give an update on the research into what happens every time someone in Wales buys a fair trade product from Africa. There’s still some way to go, but we’ve already uncovered exciting and inspiring little gems. Cards from Africa and Denur Crafts are small organisations created by individua
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 Every time a person in Wales buys fair trade…

  The new year is a good time to embark on a new challenge, but this one is particularly exciting with a potentially far-reaching impact.  Fair Do’s has been given a grant by the Welsh Government, via Hub Cymru Africa, for a project called ‘Every time a person in Wales buys fair trade…’ and we’re hoping to show how every purchase of a fairly traded item is having a positive impact i
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A busy fair trade Christmas!

We’ve certainly been kept busy at Fair Do’s the last few weeks! Our Christmas build-up began with our stall at the Cardiff Christmas Market in the City Centre. This was a first for Fair Do’s and made possible for us by Business Wales, to whom we are very grateful! The stall was a great success, (despite some horrible weather conditions!) and we were able to meet many people who were new to Fair Do&#
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Job Opportunity at Fair Trade Wales

There is an exciting job opportunity at Fair Trade Wales. They are advertising for a new Programme Manager and you can read more about the application process on their website here. Elen of Fair Trade Wales says, “I hope that this unique and exciting opportunity will attract a new face to the sector as we take the fair trade nation campaign to a new dimension.”
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