Fairtrade Press Coverage in Oxford

2004

AMT Goes Fairtrade
The Oxford Mail report how the coffee chain set up by three students from Oxford Brookes has switched to 100% Fairtrade coffee – including it’s branches at Oxford Railway station.

2005

County Hall Switches to Fairtrade
The Oxford Mail report on how County Hall is following the lead of Oxford City Council by using Fairtrade Tea and Coffee in all meetings.

2006

Ethnical Fashion event for Fairtrade Fortnight
The Ethnical Fashion Forum event for World Fair Trade Day in the Vaults and Garden’s gets coverage in the Oxford Mail. A follow up article profiled Oxford as a centre of Fair Trade Fashion.

Fairtrade Fare for Christmas
The Oxford Mail featured details of a Fairtrade Fare taking place in Jericho, as well as mentioning Fairtrade in their article on the annual Green Fair.

Fairtrade at Children’s Food Fair
Fairtrade products got a clear mention in many of the Oxford Mail’s articles about the first ever Oxford Children’s Food Fair.

2007

Fairtrade Food Photos Exhibition at Oxford school
An exhibition by Oxford Community School of photos showing celebrities modelling Fairtrade Foods gains coverage in the Oxford Mail.

Monkey Business for Fairtrade Fortnight
A few column inches are given over to publicity stunt by staff at the Co-op in Headington for Fairtrade Fortnight and other Fairtrade Events are featured in the diary of the Bicester Advertiser.

IFAT Flag comes to Oxford
The Oxford Mail feature news of the IFAT flag arriving in Oxford after traveling around 50 countries.

Oxford Teenagers Promote Fairtrade Fashion
Coverage of the Fairtrade element of a young enterprise project makes it into a story in the Oxford Mail.

Fair Harvest
A Fairtrade themed harvest service in Headington is promoted in the Oxford Times.

Students on Ethnical Adventure
The Oxford Mail profiles students involved in a Channel 4 project which takes them to India to find out about ethical trade.

One World Fair
The 2007 One World Fair is promoted in the Oxford Mail.

Local Fairtrade Business Profiled
Kerry Li’s ground breaking Fair Trade project working with Chinese producers is profiled with an in depth article in the Oxford Times.

2008

Fairtrade Wine Club
The Oxford Times wine club feature Fairtrade Wines as part of a series on New Years Resolutions.

No Fairtrade Easter Eggs?
A reader of the Oxford Mail points out the lack of Fairtrade Chocolate at Easter and highlights the idea of opting for Fairtrade at Easter.

Fairtrade Fortnight 2008
The Oxford Mail discuss upcoming national events for Fairtrade Fortnight.

Fairtrade Fortnight: Brazil Nut Focus
The Oxford Mail focus on the wide range of products available during Fairtrade Fortnight and beyond – with an in-depth discussion of Brazil Nut producers.

Fairtrade or Food Miles
The Oxford Times include a discussion piece on Fairtrade and Food Miles with contributions from Oxfam.

Fortnight a Great Success
The Oxford Times publish a readers account of the events during Fairtrade Fortnight 2008 – including key statistics about the Fairtrade market and where shoppers can get new own-brand Fairtrade ranges.

Fairtrade Bannana Cake Recipe
The Oxford Times feature a Fairtrade Bannana Cake receipe.

Towards a Fairtrade Diocese
The Oxford Times cover moves to make OXford a Fairtrade Diocese with an in-depth article.

Cheney School bid for Fairtrade Status
Cheney School’s bid for Fairtrade Status is covered in this Oxford Times article on it’s new specialist school status.

Student Designed Fairtrade Bags on Sale
The Witney Gazette feature news of Fair Trade Bags, designed by a college student from Oxford on sale in Oxford (and in London’s Top Shop)


Student Press

2004

Coverage of the Oxford Union Free Trade vs Fair Trade Debate

Tug of War for Fairtrade
Student campaigners stage an unfair Tug of War on Broad Street.

2008
Hertford becomes a Fairtrade College (Feb 2008)
Oxford University’s support for ethical trade gained ground this week after Hertford announced that it had officially become a Fairtrade College. It is the third Oxford college to be given Fairtrade status from the Fairtrade Foundation, after Linacre and Wadham.

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