NEXT MEETING: Tuesday 26th June 2018, 4:15pm @ Sackville School




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.

News from Fairtrade:


Fairtrade Foundation celebrates Christmas

From the Fairtrade Foundation's blog, they give you some ideas about how to incorporate Fairtrade items into your Christmas, from food to flowers and presents there's something Fairtrade for everyone!

See the blog here.


Fairtrade celebrates International Tea Day

In December it was International Tea Day, and the Fairtrade Foundation has some handy facts for you about the nation's drink and what it means to have a Fairtrade tea.

See the story here.


New "ultimate ethical" engagement rings launched

CRED Jewelery launched in September 2017 their new range of engagement rings, made from Fairtrade Gold and ethically sourced diamonds. They provide quality and value for money with full traceability.

See the story here.


Sainsbury's swaps Fairtrade for own-brand

Supermarket Sainsbury's will be replacing their Fairtrade certified tea products with a new scheme, which will be monitored by them. An open letter has been written by tea farmers urging against the decision.

Read the letter here.



July 2018 Update

Much has been happening on the Fairtrade front in East Grinstead in the first half of 2018, take a look at all our updates from the year so far in the below news page. From footballs and wine to county status and gold, there's been a lot to discuss!

Read all the updates here...


17th May 2018

Fairtrade West Sussex held their AGM today in Chichester, attended by Fairtraders and the Mayor alike, as well as WSCC councillors. The county is celebrating its Fairtrade status.

Updates here...


19th March 2018

Fairtrade East Grinstead again joined forces with the EG Wine Circle to host a Fairtrade wine tasting evening, held at the Meridian Hall. Over 50 people attended, with a donation to Fairtrade EG's work.

Updates here...


27th February 2018

Churches Together in East Grinstead held their AGM today, welcoming Fairtrade campaigner Greg Valerio, who spoke about the Fairtrade Gold initiative. This has tied in with the churches' work encouraging couples to use Fairtrade Gold wedding bands.

Updates here...


15th January 2018

The Fairtrade Quiz Night was a great success with 104 participants: the worthy winners were Bootleggers of Dartmoor. The Fairtrade raffle was won by a local resident from Turners Hill. Thanks to everyone for their support as £1121 each was raised for Fairtrade EG and Age UK EG of which £1000 was match funded by Barclays Bank. Thanks to Tarana for the delicious meal and to Paul and Paulo from Fairtrade Lingfield and Dormansland who were great team as Quizmaster and Quizscorer.


Update: money raised from this event has now gone to providing Fairtrade footballs (made by Bala) to all the primary schools in East Grinstead, plus Felbridge School, and Sackville Secondary too.

Updates here...

Take a look at the lastest from the Fairtrade Foundation:




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