Here at Fair Do’s we like to work with schools, both locally and from further afield.

Here are some of the ways we can help you.

  • Join our sale or return service, for your school tuck shop, fairs or other events.
  • Small groups of pupils and a teacher can come to the shop for a visit with activities and a chance to ask questions about the small role we play in making trade fairer.
  • We also have a few resource packs you can borrow and other things like posters that you can keep, you can find the list here.
  • We can supply catering packs of tea, coffee, and sugar etc for staff rooms. See our price list here.
  • If you would be interested in using these services, please call us at the shop on 02920 222066.


If you are doing the Fair Trade Schools Award, and would like some help to become “Fair Aware”, or would like to join our schools’ newsletter email list, please get in touch with Sarah schools@fairdos.com

If you are coming from a distance to Cardiff to visit the shop, there are plenty of other things to do on the same visit here in the city. Please ask for some ideas.



The Fair Do’s on-line game is suitable for children of all ages and adults. Solve the picture clues and learn more about some of our products.


Yma yn Siopa Teg yr ydym yn mwynhau gweithio gydag ysgolion, yn lleol ac yn fwy eang.Dyma rai o’r ffyrdd lle y gallwn ni eich helpu.
· Ymunwch â’n gwasanaeth gwerthu-neu- ddychwelyd ar gyfer siop ysgol, ffeiriau neu ddigwyddiadau eraill

· Gall grwpiau bach o ddisgyblion gydag athro ymweld â’r siop i wneud gweithgareddau a chwarae rôl ar sut y byddwn yn gwneud masnach yn decach

· Hefyd mae gennym rai pecynnau adnoddau y gellir eu benthyg yn ogystal â phosteri y gallwch eu cael

· Gallwn ddarparu pecynnau arlwyo te, coffi, siwgr ayyb ar gyfer ystafell athrawon.Rhestr prisiau arlwyo

· Os oes gennych ddiddordeb mewn defnyddio’r gwasanaethau hyn, ffoniwch ni yn y siop ar 029 2022 2066

Os ydych yn gwneud Gwobr Ysgolion Masnach Deg ac angen help i fod yn ran o “Adnabod Tegwch” neu os hoffech ymuno á’n rhestr ebost cylchlythyr ysgolion, cysylltwch â Sarah schools@fairdos.com

Os ydych yn teithio o bell i Gaerdydd i ymweld â’r siop, y mae llu o bethau eraill i’w gwneud yn y brifddinas. Holwch am syniadau.




Mae’r Gêm Siopa Teg ar-lein yn addas ar gyfer plant o bob oedran ac oedolion. Datryswch y cliwiau lluniau i ddysgu mwy am rai o’n cynhyrchion ..

Latest news, resources etc for schools

April 2015

Saturday May 9th is World Fair Trade Day. The theme is “Be an Agent for Change.”
Can you do something in school to promote and widen the support for fair trade to celebrate World Fair Trade Day?
Being a fair trade producer has made a huge difference to the lives of many farmers, farm workers and craft workers all over the world. The way to make more difference to more people is through more of us buying more fairly traded products.

Canton Library have a display about fair trade for the week before and the week after May 9th. Click here for information about World Fair Trade Day.

February 2015

New for Fairtrade Fortnight – an online game about some of the varied products we sell. Click here to play the game.

Fairtrade Fortnight resources for schools are now available in the shop. Call in for a school’s pack anytime we are open: posters, stickers, map and information.

For more resources on line see Fairtrade Schools page http://schools.fairtrade.org.uk/

ft14 resources

November 2014

Teachers Open Evening in Fair Do’s

Thursday November 13th 4 – 6pm

Teachers are always welcome to visit Fair Do’s, but on Thursday 13th November we’re having a special Open Evening between 4 and 6pm to give you more time to get to the shop after work. Drop in when you can for a friendly welcome and enjoy a relaxing cuppa when you arrive.

  • See our schools resources and borrow some for your use.
  • Collect Sale or Return goods for your school fair.
  • Collect catering packs of fair trade tea or coffee for the staffroom.
  • Meet Helen Bradley from Fair Trade Wales for advice on the Fairtrade Schools scheme and other FTW projects.
  • Book a visit to the shop for pupils, sample the activities we offer.
  • Do some Christmas shopping!

If you can let us know you will be coming it would be helpful but please come along even if you have not been able to tell us in advance. Either email schools@fairdos.com or phone the shop on 029 2022 2066.





Oct 2014


The Fairtrade Cotton for Schools project has been extended with more grants now available!

Fair Trade Wales have teamed up with KoolSkools to launch a pilot project with the aim of helping schools in Wales introduce Fairtrade cotton in their uniforms.

The project will –

  • help schools to develop their sustainable procurement practise
  • engage pupils directly in active global citizenship
  • benefit thousands of vulnerable cotton farmers around the world

The deadline for expressions of interest is Friday 14th November 2014.

 More information and register here!

Any queries about Fairtrade Cotton for Schools please contact helen@fairtradewales.org.uk


We now have a brand new staff member (until July 2014) dedicated to working with our local schools. If you would like to contact Sarah Lart to discuss what she can do for your school, please email schools@fairdos.com. You can read more about Sarah on our news page here.

If you are looking to become a Fairtrade School, you can find the information you need on Fair Trade Wales‘ website, an organisation with which we work closely – www.fairtradewales.com/schools/473

Young fair traders return to Fair Do’s

Our young friends at Millbank Primary school have visited us before; you may remember their adorable little teddy bear photographed all over the shop! The bear was not forgotten this time either as you can see from our pictures below. We spent a lovely afternoon on 23rd November with the pupils of Class 5 – their enthusiasm for fair trade is always inspiring and infectious! They were joined this time by Mr Peter, the head teacher from the AMAF school in Kenya who has been spending some time at Millbank joining in fund-raising events and lessons on fair trade.

Our volunteer Katarina also visited the school to find out about how they learn about fair trade. You can see some lovely pictures from this visit below.

We would like to say a huge thank you to the staff and pupils at Millbank Primary.

Exciting news for our schools work

Fair Do’s received some exciting news over the summer. We have been awarded a grant from the Welsh Government’s Wales for Africa programme, which will go towards advancing our work with schools.

As many of you already know, we offer several services for schools including tours around our shop and workspace, and loan of resources like books and DVDs. We also offer a sale or return service, whereby school groups can borrow our products to sell at their events. The tours of Fair Do’s have been particularly successful in the past; they are a fantastic hands-on learning experience and an opportunity to broaden the children’s understanding of fair trade.

This grant from the Welsh Government will allow us to further this work. We will be able to increase our resources, make the shop more pupil-friendly, and spread the word to more schools. We are so grateful for this opportunity to continue this valuable work and look forward to meeting more enthusiastic young minds soon!

If you would like to know more about our services for schools, please call us at the shop 02920 222066 or email info@fairdos.com.

Super sellers

Congratulations to St Teilo’s CW School who were the top sellers out of all our high school representatives for 2010/2011.

Leading the way in sales for our primary school representatives were St Joseph’s RC School, Newport, with St Mary’s RC School, Canton a close second.

We would like to thank these and all our schools representatives who work so hard all year round. The dedication of the pupils, staff and parents to the fair trade cause is very much appreciated.

CSEN Marketplace

Fair Do’s will be holding an information stall at the CSEN (Cardiff Sustainable Education Network) marketplace on Thursday 9th June from 4pm until 6pm.

This event takes place at the Howardian Centre, Cardiff and is open to all teachers with an interest in ESDGC ( Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship.) We’d love to see you there to tell you about what Fair Do’s can do for your school.

Photos from Fairtrade Fortnight
Our group of visitors from St Joseph’s RC Primary School were lucky enough to be in the shop when our Palestinian olive farmers dropped in.

They are pictured here with Bassema and Riziq.

Fairtrade Fortnight 2011 Successes
A huge thank you to all the schools groups who visited us during Fairtrade Fortnight. It was wonderful to see your enthusiasm. It was especially exciting to have groups from schools who have never visited us before – we hope you will come again! Well done for all your hard work promoting fair trade too – many successful fashion shows, cake sales and stalls – an excellent job all round showing off the fair trade label.

Stock up your staff room
If you are part of a large school staff, and you collectively need a lot of coffee to get through the day (!) you can purchase catering size packs of tea, coffee and sugar sticks from Fair Do’s for your school. It’s a really easy way to support your local fair trade shop, as well as adding a little ethical flavour to your workplace.

Download the price list here, correct in May 2012

Young fair traders grin and ‘bear’ it!

On Thursday 25th November 2010, we received a visit from some young fair traders at Millbank Primary School.

The group were given a tour of the Fair Do’s shop, office and stock room and had their questions answered by Jan, the owner and manager of Fair Do’s. They even sampled some fair trade hot chocolate and cookies.

Click here to see their report and photos from the day on the Millbank Primary website, and look out for their little friend Millie Banks, who seems to be enjoying the range of products on offer!

If you would like to arrange a visit for a small group from your school, please call Jan at the shop on 02920 222066

Fair trade products for your school

It’s not just edible products that you can buy for your school – at Fair Do’s we have a wide range of ethical goods that will enhance your curriculum, as well as making it more fun! Pictured below are fair trade footballs and rugby balls which have already been popular with teachers in the area.


We also have a very wide range of musical instruments from around the world. From colourful finger pianos to thunder makers and beautiful xylophones, you’re sure to find something your pupils will enjoy. They could create an entire orchestra from these fairly-traded and unique instruments.

musical instruments

musical instruments3

African drumming and music workshops are a great way to fulfil the curriculum requirements for key stages 2 and 3, and your pupils are bound to enjoy this approach to learning music.

If you work in a nursery school, maybe you’re looking for some unique soft toys to add to your collection. At Fair Do’s we have some beautiful ethnic dolls from the Bishopston Trading Company.toys for website

These lovely dolls are made in the South Indian village of K.V Kuppam and come in a box complete with beautiful handmade clothes and accessories.

We also stock toys from Sri Lanka.


This friendly-looking bunch are made from 100% cotton with a polyfibre filling.

Call us today so we can discuss providing for your school’s needs in any of these areas. Or visit our shop, where you will find a very wide range of lovely old-fashioned wooden toys as well as colourful, modern toys to brighten up your childrens’ education.

Fair trade support for schools from Fair Do’s

We can offer all sorts of help for your school to make a real difference.

  • Sale/return facility, so that you can hold a regular fair trade stall or a stall for a particular occasion, without having to take the risk of ordering products yourself. This includes food, crafts and clothing.
  • We can supply snacks for school tuckshops.

  • We have a small lending library of DVDs and videos relating to fair trade, which you are welcome to use.

  • We can put you in touch with local people who can give talks to school groups in English or Welsh.

  • We can receive visits from small groups – no more than 8 pupils at a time, to look around our shop, and learn about fair trade. Please book your visit in advance.

  • We aim to keep a stock of posters and leaflets, many of them bilingual. If you require large quantities, you would need to order these yourselves direct from the Fairtrade Foundation www.fairtrade.org.uk

  • If you are not already working towards fairtrade status as a school, we would like to encourage you to do so. We have information packs about this in English and Welsh.

  • For help in making your school a fairtrade school, please also contact : helen@fairtradewales.com

Cefnogaeth masnach deg i ysgolion gan Siopa Teg/Fair Do’s

Cwmni di-elw yw Siopa Teg/Fair Dos gyda’r nod o hyrwyddo’r cysyniad o fasnach deg, a gwerthu cynnyrch masnach deg.

Rydym yn cynnig y gwasanaethau canlynol i ysgolion, eglwysi a chymdeithasau

  • Trefniant gwerthu/dychwelyd, fel y gallwch gynnal stondin masnach deg rheolaidd neu stondin ar gyfer achlysur arbennig, heb orfod mentro i archebu cynnyrch eich hun. Mae hyn yn cynnwys bwyd, crefftau a dillad.
  • Gallwn gyflenwi byrbrydau ar gyfer siopau ysgolion.

  • Mae gennym lyfrgell DVDs a fideos sy’n ymwneud â masnach deg, ac mae croeso i chi eu benthyca au defnyddio.

  • Gallwn eich rhoi mewn cysylltiad â phobl leol sy’n cynnal sgyrsiau gyda grwpiau mewn ysgolion, yn Gymraeg ac yn Saesneg.

  • Yn achlysurol bydd grwpiau bychain o ddisgyblion ysgol – i fyny at 8 ar y tro – yn ymweld â ni er mwyn edrych o gwmpas y siop ac i drafod masnach deg. Bydd angen trefnu ymweliad a flaen llaw.

  • Rydym yn cadw stoc o bosteri a thaflenni, gyda llawer ohonynt yn ddwyieithog. Petai angen nifer fawr arnoch byddain rhaid i chi eu harchebu’n uniongyrchol or Fairtrade Foundation www.fairtrade.org.uk

  • Os nad ydych eisoes yn anelu at gael statws masnach deg ar gyfer yr ysgol, buaswn yn eich annog i wneud hynny. Mae gennym becynnau gwybodaeth sy’n sôn am hyn yn Gymraeg a Saesneg.

  • I cael help a chyngor i wneud eich ysgol yn fasnach deg, gallwch hefyd gysylltu a : helen@fairtradewales.com