NEXT MEETING: Thursday 28th January 2019, 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.
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.
The Fairtrade Foundation celebrates 2018 with a look back at all the highlights - from novel vegan products to the environmental advantages of Fairtrade products.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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