Fairtrade Fortnight 2019



Fairtrade EG joined others around the country from 25th February to 10th March in celebrating Fairtrade Fortnight. This year, Fairtrade Fortnight focused on cocoa. Farmers of this iconic Fairtrade product have seen prices crash to crisis levels in the last few years, particularly in West Africa where most cocoa is grown. The situation highlights in stark terms the scandal of unfair trade. We have a choice about whether we take a stand against this. See more information on the Fairtrade Foundation's website!


Fairtrade Quiz and Meal Night

Thanks to everyone who donated Raffle Prizes for the Charity Meal and Quiz held on Monday 4 March 2019 at The Ghurka and those who supported the event. A total of £581 each was raised for EG Museum and Fairtrade EG (our share will be sent to the Fairtrade Foundation to help farmers and producers in developing countries).

The Ghurka Woodcock Inn - £25 voucher

Sainsbury’s - £30 voucher

Waitrose - 2 bottles of Fairtrade wine

Lucie Mason Flowers, Lingfield – bouquet

7th Heaven - voucher for black massage

Items donated by 'The Friends of the East Grinstead Museum' and Fairtrade EG members.





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:


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.



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...


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...



Take a look at the lastest from the Fairtrade Foundation:




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