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Back to the very roots of the Fair Trade movement – Ghana Blog part 2

Part 2 of Sue Fisher’s report from her ‘Meet the People’ Traidcraft trip to Ghana. To read Part 1 click here. Our next visit, while staying in Kumasi, was to the famous Kuapa Kokoo Farmers’ Union co-operative which supplies Divine chocolate. We started at the Co-operative House, a community centre in the village of New Koforidua, one of 200 communities supported by Kuapa Kokoo, where we met represen
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Back to the very roots of the Fair Trade movement – Ghana Blog part 1

Sue Fisher – a faithful volunteer, friend and supporter of Fair Do’s, reports on her recent trip to Ghana with Traidcraft… At the end of October this year, I was lucky enough to go on one of Traidcraft’s Meet the People (behind the products) tours. The 2-week trip to Ghana was a very varied and exciting itinerary with visits to Producer groups, many of their projects and places of work. These includ
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20 years of fairness/20 mlynedd o degwch

On October 23 2018, Fair Do’s/Siopa Teg celebrates its 20th anniversary. When we opened our doors on that first day in Llandaff Road, Canton, I never imagined we would still be here, 20 years later! So much has happened during that time, as we have evolved to take up new ideas and opportunities. Our total sales over the 20 years exceeds £2.5 million – wow! That has done so much to support the fair trade movement and
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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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