May 5, 2006
The Oxford Students Fairtrade Coalition have produced a range of T-shirts since 2004.
After the first batch of 100 ‘Make it Fair, Make it Here, Make it Now’ t-shirts, printed by Epona, in 2004 sold out – a number of further batches with new designs were created.
You can see the advert for the 2006 T-shirts below.
February 3, 2006
The Oxford University Students Union (OUSU) ethics committee worked with Oxford Limited, the trading arm of Oxford University, to explore options for using Fairtrade products in the University Shop and internal sales.
In February 2006 the University trialled a range of Fairtrade Cotton clothing, with the intention of moving towards Fairtrade and ethically sourced cotton for all official University products.
This followed a successful ‘procurement day’ organised the the OUSU ethics committee and Oxford Student Fairtrade Coalition where a number of producers and retailers, including a representative of the Indian Federation for Fairtrade and Development (IFFAD) specially invited from Madras, were in conversation with Oxford Ltd about how it could source and use more Fairtrade and fairly traded products.
October 10, 2005
Fairtrade Fortnight Offers (2005)
Oxford Students Fairtrade Coalition negotiated a range of special offers for students during the first few weeks of the new 2005 term.
Over 3000 leaflets with these special offers and with information about Fairtrade were handed out at the Fresher’s Fair.
April 26, 2005
The Oxford Student Fairtrade coalition took advantage of the fact that Dr Vuppala Purushothaman, director of the International Foundation for Fairtrade and Development (IFFAD) was in town to talk with Oxford Ltd (the University’s commercial arm) to hold a speaker event and discussion on Fair Trade and Development.
March 1, 2005
Over 20 events took place across Oxford during Fairtrade Fortnight 2005, and the Fairtrade City Coalition were highly commended in the Fairtrade Foundation awards for their actions handing out over 1000 maps of Fairtrade suppliers in the city center to shoppers coming into town on Oxford’s Park & Ride bus services.
You can download the full programme of events that took place in this flyer.
The programme included:
- A Nicaragua day with Salsa dancing and food tastings
- Events at the Oxford Botanical Gardens
- A Fairtrade Market in Gloucester Green
- Free fairtrade tastings at fairtrade@stmichaels
- Seminars and talks including a talk on Campesino Craft Women in rural Paraguay
- An ethical fashion show
- Dinner and talk with a Fairtrade producer
- Displays of fairly traded knitted products
- A Civic Service celebrating Fairtrade in Oxford City.