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East Grinstead Town Mayor attended the Charity Quiz and Meal at The Ghurka. £655 was raised.
Fairtrade West Sussex celebrate their Fairtrade County status!
BALA Balls and Fairtrade EG gave a joint presentation to the EG Sports Council, December 2018
Imberhorne School students run workshops at local primary schools, July 2017
Imberhorne School Fairtrade Day, March 2016

News from Fairtrade:


Higher Fairtrade minimum price benefits cocoa farmers

Farmer organisations will be guaranteed a higher price for cocoa sales on Fairtrade terms, as part of Fairtrade’s strategy towards enabling living incomes. The price at point of export will rise by 20% to $2400 per tonne.

See the news here.


Best of Fairtrade 2018

The Fairtrade Foundation celebrates 2018 with a look back at all the highlights - from novel vegan products to the environmental advantages of Fairtrade products.

See the blog here.


New coalition to sell much more Fairtrade cotton

Fairtrade partners with innovative new multi-stakeholder initiative to provide market access for tens of thousands of West African small-scale Fairtrade organic farming families.

See the story here.


Percol's new coffee packaging is plastic free

The Fairtrade Foundation has welcomed Percol’s ‘Coffee on a Mission’ rebrand and hails its efforts to lead the industry in becoming more sustainable following renewed commitment to Fairtrade and a pioneering investment in plastic-free packaging.

Read the news here.

NEWS IN BRIEF


March 2019

Fairtrade Fortnight was a great success. The Charity Meal and Quiz raised £655 for us and the EG Museum, and our share was donated to the Fairtrade Foundation. There were also three winners of the Teddy Trail, who each won a Fairtrade Easter egg.

See photos in the gallery here...


10th February 2019

Fairtrade EG is delighted to announce it's programme of events for Fairtrade Fortnight 2019, which will begin on 25th Feb. This year will see the return of the Fairtrade Teddy Bear hunt! For a full run-down of activities, head to our Events page.

See the events page here...


9th January 2019

Fairtrade EG, in conjuction with BALA Sport, have presented to the East Grinstead Sport Council, on the topic of using Fairtrade footballs, with particular focus on the working conditions of many football makers. Fairtrade footballs are already being used in local schools.

Read the full story here...


28th November 2018

Fairtrade East Grinstead is getting ready for 2019's Fairtrade Fortnight, which will all be about the cocoa trade. As usual, we'll be hosting many events to celebrate!

Read more info here...


Take a look at the lastest from the Fairtrade Foundation:

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TO FAIRTRADE EAST GRINSTEAD


East Grinstead is a Fairtrade Town, one of 500 towns, boroughs and villages, in the UK recognised by the Fairtrade Foundation.


By buying Fairtrade products in East Grinstead and supporting our activities you can bring about positive change and make a difference. Being a Fairtrade town boosts civic pride and offers an opportunity to act and celebrate together.

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