East Oxford Farmers Market celebrates Fairtrade Fortnight

February 24, 2012

The vibrant local farmer’s market that was a finalist in last year’s Radio 4 Food & Farming Awards for  Best Food Market celebrates Fairtrade Fortnight 2011 with  Fairtrade homewares from The Jaunty Shopper,  SESI ethical food refilling station and detergent refilling station over the next couple of weeks. Find out more at www.eastoxfordmarket.org.uk


News from Fairtrade At St Michaels

February 23, 2012
You are invited to Take A Step for Fairtrade in 2012.  The challenge is to take a step further so perhaps you can try new Fairtrade products or tell a friend about how great these products are.  At Fairtrade at St. Michaels we have an impressive range of crafts, fashion accessories and food.  Have a peek at www.fairtradeatstmichaels.co.uk or follow us on twitter or facebook.
Fairtrade Fortnight Coffee, Cake and Win Groceries!
From 27th February to 11th March, pop into Fairtrade at St. Michaels shop for the chance to win a bag of Fairtrade groceries and sample chocolate brownies while you are there.
Also, to celebrate International Women’s Day on Thursday 8th March we are promoting Equal Exchange coffee grown by women farmers.  Come in to taste this delicious coffee.

News from The Windmill

February 22, 2012

Check out news from The Windmill in Headington below…

What’s on in Oxford – Fairtrade Fortnight 2012

February 19, 2012

Friday 24th Feb

All day:  The Windmill’s 2nd anniversary almost coincides with Fairtrade Fortnight-Eve so celebrations begin today at Headington Farmers’ Market. After buying your Pippin Doughnut made, as far as possible, with fair trade and locally sourced ingredients – come to The Windmill, only a few steps away from the Pippin stall, to sample our best-selling Grumpy Mule coffee.

Sunday 26th Feb

9.00 –10.00: BBC Radio Oxford introduces Fairtrade Fortnight – Bill Heine and guests sharing upcoming Fairtrade Fortnight highlights. 95.2FM

12.30-13.30: Quakers’ Fairtrade Bring and Share Lunch, Bring a dish made with as many fairly traded ingredients as possible and swap ideas and recipes with other lunchers. Venue:Friends Meeting House, 43 St Giles.

Tuesday 28th Feb

10.30-15.30 Oxford Brookes Fairtrade Market: Oxfam, The Co-Op, Just Change and many more Fairtrade suppliers will be on campus selling their fair trade products alongside freebies and taste tests! FREE ENTRY! Gipsy Lane Food Hall, Oxford Brookes University, Headington.

Inscription on a window at Oxford Brookes, the world’s first Fairtrade University

Wednesday 29th Feb 


“Give us this day our daily bread,” A session on food, faith and Fair Trade organised by  Fair Trade @ St Michael‘s, Christian Concern for One World and St Michael at the Northgate.

Image: http://tomschlueter.blogspot.com

Saturday 3rd March

All day: ‘Fairtrade Honey Day’ at the Windmill Shop in Headington. Come along and sample a range of homemade items with honey being the common ingredient.

11.30–14.30 Women Working for a Fair Deal Talks by Rukhshanda Naz and Sabita Banerji about pioneering projects in Pakistan and India. Rukhshanda is a board member of Khwendo Kor that empowers women and families in Pakistan through micro-credit, education, and work for women’s rights. Sabita works with Just Change, a radical social trading movement that ensures poor producers and consumers get a fair deal. Fair Trade stalls and refreshments, including lunch. Venue: St. Columba’s Church, Alfred St.

13.00-16.00 Family Friendly Activity – Find out how you can support Fair Trade and take part in our family activities. University of Oxford Botanic Garden, Rose Lane. For more information visit http://www.botanic-garden.ox.ac.uk Tel:01865286690

Sunday 4th March

9.00–17.00 Joining Forces: Co-Operatives and Fair Trade. Celebrating the UN International Year of the Co-operatives and Fair Trade Fortnight. Learn about how fair trade and co-ops have benefited their communities. Fair trade and co-operative exhibition, food tasting, join a local co-operative, and fair trade products sale. Venue: Oxford Hub, Turl Street Kitchen FREE ENTRY. Organised by Trading for Development and The Midcounties Co-operative Society.

Tuesday 6th March

18.30-20.30: Film screening: Black Gold. Coffee is the world’s most valuable commodity after oil, but the price paid to coffee farmers remains so low that many have been forced to abandon their farms. “Remarkable – a moving but scandalous story. It has extraordinary power.” Daily Telegraph. Tickets £8.00 standard, £6.00 member students/concession. Venue: Ultimate Picture Palace, Cowley Rd.

NB The Fairtrade Business Lunch scheduled for 6th March has been cancelled.

Wednesday 7th March

14.00-16.00 Meet Jennipher Wattaker: Ghanaian Fairtrade Coffee Producer. A talk by Jennipher about the difference Fairtrade has made to her life will be followed by product tasting, a Question Time style debate, and a raffle draw. Venue: Exeter Hall, Kidlington. Tel: 01865841418

Photo: Simon Rawles

Thursday 8th March

11.30-12.30 Fairtrade & International Women’s Day Guided Walking Tour led by Alasdair of I love Oxford Walking Tours. Highlights Oxford’s pioneering role in the development of Fairtrade – an issue that has particular impact on the lives of women – and also featuring Oxford’s own famous women. Tours normally cost £7, but this one is FREE. Donations to Oxfam and tips to the guide voluntary. Departs outside Oxfam shop, Broad St. Advance bookings preferred. Tel:07955482637

Friday 9th March

13.00-14.00 Meet Anton Bowman: Winward Island Fairtrade Banana Farmer. Anton will explain how Fairtrade bananas are helping the Winward Islands to rebuild their economy devastated by tropical and economic storms. Oxford Brookes University, Gipsy Lane Site, Headington Campus. To register your interest please e-mail: sustainability@brookes.ac.uk FREE ENTRY.

Photo: Simon Rawles

14.30-16.00 Fairtrade Fashion: Weaving the Fabric of Society The impact of the globalizing economy on women expected to conform to traditional roles – the empowerment of entrepreneurship. Panelists: Professors Jeremy MacClancy & Tamsin Barber of Oxford Brookes University, Ilaria Pasquinelli, of the Ethical Fashion Consultancy and Nicola Thornley, of Trading for Development. Venue: Oxford Brookes University, Gipsy Lane campus. Part of O3 Gallery Ethical Fashion Symposium.  £5 per talk, £4 concessions Tel:01865 246131 / 07963 343465

Saturday 10th March

10.00-12.00 Fairtrade drinks, cakes and biscuits made with Fairtrade ingredients, and also Fairtrade products to buy. Headington Baptist Church, Old High St Headington.

11.00-12.00 Fairtrade Walking Tour of Oxford led by Alasdair of I love Oxford Walking Tours. Highlights Oxford’s pioneering role in the development of Fairtrade. Tours normally cost £7, but this one is FREE. Donations to Oxfam and tips to the guide are voluntary.  Departing outside Oxfam shop on Broad St. Advance bookings preferred. Tel:07955482637

14.00-16.00 Sustainable style: How to be an Ethical Consumer. The impact of fashion, textiles & jewellery industry on the environment and what society can do to minimise it. Are ethical certifications the answer? Speakers: Veronica Crespi – Re Wardrobe Fashion Stylist, Pamela Ravasio – Ethical Fashion Consultant & Fashion Blogger ‘Shirahime’, Ute Decker – Ethical Jewellery Designer. Venue: Oxford University Botanic Garden. Part of O3 Gallery  Ethical Fashion Symposium  £5 per talk, £4 concessions. Tel:01865 246131 / 07963 343465

Sunday 11th March

15.00–17.00 Ethical Luxury: Squaring the Circle Can luxury goods be ethical? How designers are working to challenge our perception of luxury in the modern day. Speakers: Ingrid Vercruyssen – Textiles Designer ‘Lilou’, Chris Hewitt – Denim Designer ‘Somebody and Sons’, Lucy Tammam – Eco Couture ‘Tammam’ Venue: Malmaison Hotel, Oxford Castle Quarter – The Visitors Room. Part of O3 Gallery Ethical Fashion Symposium.  £5 per talk, £4 concessions Tel:01865 246131 / 07963 343465

Throughout Fairtrade Fortnight

  • The Windmill in Headington will be offering tastings of products made with fairtrade ingredients.
  • Indigo, on Cowley Rd is offering a 15% discount on all People Tree clothing.
  • Turl Street Kitchen will be selling a range of Fairtrade food and wine.

Fairtrade Fortnight At the Co-operative

February 19, 2012
The co-op have always been passionate supporters of Fairtrade, and this upcoming Fairtrade Fortnight is no exception. They have events taking place in stores across the City, and 20% discounts on many Fairtrade products in their stores over the fortnight.

Fairtrade Events

From in-store tastings to fashion shows, theatre preformances from local school children, question time with guest speakers Jennipher Wettaka and Justine Watalunga fair trade coffee farmers from the Nasufwa Growers’ co-operative society, who are affiliated with the Gumutindo co-operative in Uganda. We will be asking you to re-think not only the food and drink you buy, but also the clothes you wear as we celebrate Fairtrade fortnight 2012.

Find the events listing at http://www.midcounties.coop/Membership/International-Year-of-Co-operatives/Events/

Looking for great Fairtrade shorts…

February 2, 2012

There are a few film festivals going on this Fairtrade Fortnight – and so we’ve been thinking about encouraging anyone showing films between 27th Feb and 11th March to show one or two Fairtrade shorts before their main features.

There are loads of good videos out there: a few of our favorites are below. But what’s your favorite Fairtrade short video clip? Let us know in a comment below or tweet @oxfairtrade.