Amplifying Fair Trade Futures

November 4, 2009

Picture 14Only a few days left before Fair Trade Futures 2009 (last chance to book here…) and we’re putting final touches to the programme (apart from the open space slots of course – where you can set the agenda for discussion…).

We’re looking forward to seeing many of you there – but even if you can’t make it to Oxford on Saturday you don’t have to miss out. Amanda, Laura, Lucy and Ben from the wonderful Amplified team will be around all day capturing audio, video and using twitter to share updates form the event.

You will be able to follow it all over on the Amplified blog at and via the ‘hashtag’ #ftf09

If that didn’t make a lot of sense – then don’t worry, Amplified have prepared us a quick on page summary of what they will be up to, with more background on what it means to digitally report an event. Read more here (PDF).


Fairtrade Debate on Brookes TV

March 9, 2009

Brookes TV FairtradeThe team from Brookes TV were at The Great Trade debate during Fairtrade Fortnight.

You can find some of the footage they captured and get a flavour of the debate their latest Episode.

Take a look – The Fairtrade Debate is around 17 minutes into the video.

Oxford Offers for Fairtrade Fortnight

February 24, 2009
Fairtrade Special Offers - Oxford 2009

Fairtrade Special Offers - Oxford 2009

The Oxford Fairtrade Coalition have been busy talking to retailers across the city to put together an amazing leaflet packed full of special offer to make it even easier to Try, Taste and Wear Fairtrade products this Fortnight.

We have offers from all the following retailers. The offers will be posted here online in a few days – but if you want to get a sneak preview – make sure you are signed up to our Facebook Group or following us on Twitter where we’ll be sharing all the offers first.

Update: Download our special offers flyer now to find out the best places in Oxford to buy Fairtrade this Fairtrade Fortnight (PDF)

Special offers from:

  • Uhuru
  • Fair Trade at St Michaels
  • Jericho Comunity Cafe
  • Oxfam
  • Age Concern Bookshop & Internet Cafe
  • Starbucks
  • Modern Art Oxford
  • Greens Cafe
  • Vaults and Gardens
  • Marsh Harrier
  • Rainbow and Spoon Boutique
  • Saree
  • Shirtworks

What’s your vision for a Fairtrade Oxford?

February 24, 2009

Suggestions for Fairtrade City

Last night at the re-certification of Oxford as a Fairtrade City we invited everyone to share their vision for Fairtrade in Oxford over the coming five years.

We’ll be sharing some of those visions here on the blog soon – but we want to hear your views:

  • What is your Fairtrade Vision for Oxford City?

We would welcome your contributions in the comments below…

Go Bananas in Oxford

February 16, 2009

The Fairtrade Foundation are calling on all Fairtrade supporters to Go Bananas during Fairtrade Fortnight.

You can be part of the worlds biggest (possible only…) Banana ‘event’ on the 6th and 7th March.

There are already events taking place in Oxford – but to find out more and to add your events to the Fairtrade Fortnight map take a look at the Go Bananas website.

(If you’re planning an open event – make sure you let us know as well so we can promote it also…).

Fairtrade Fortnight Events

February 15, 2009

As well as The Great Trade Debate taking place in Oxford next week, Fairtrade Fortnight will see a number of other events across the city.


  • Fairtade Faces – a special trail around Oxford Botanical Gardens;
  • Free Fairtrade Tasting sessions and samples at Fairtrade@StMichaels, Uhuru and the Jericho Community Cafe;
  • The Future of Fashion  – An event to celebrate Fairtrade Fashion and the importance of women’s pioneering creativity.

For times and details of these events, and other events taking place, check out our calendar.