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Kilombero Rice is changing lives

It was such a privilege to spend time with Webster Kito, a rice farmer from Malawi, on his recent visit to Cardiff. Webster joined us with Tracy Mitchell, from Just Trading Scotland, who import the award-winning Kilombero Rice to promote the 90kg Rice Challenge and thank all those who have already taken part in the challenge. They were in Cardiff for less than 48 hours, but in that time, they met First Minister Carwy
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A new experience that changed my life…

Hiya everyone, my name is Margherita. I’m a nineteen year old student and I’m Italian. I’m here in Wales to do a work experience for my school and I choose Fair Do’s. I’m very happy with this choice because I discovered the true meaning of Fairtrade. I know that Wales is the first country in the world to become fairtrade. In Italy especially in our province there aren’t so many fai
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Fair Do’s Research Project is drawing to a close..

Our research worker Aled Pickard writes: Another year has flown by, and after more than two years of celebrating some of the wonderful things that fair trade is doing across Africa, our project, funded by the Welsh Government, is now sadly coming to an end. Being given the opportunity to research the impact we have when we buy fair trade items, and realising that every single purchase really does make a difference, h
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An update on our research project

Our Outreach Worker Aled Pickard writes: After several months of silence, you’d have every reason to believe that our research project had come to an end, but thankfully, our third Welsh Government grant, via Hub Cymru Africa, means our work continues until March 2018. The focus of the previous grant was on sharing the findings of the research I conducted into the impact we have when we purchase fair trade items. Mor
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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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