Great Day Out!

Posted on August 27, 2019. Filed under: Event, Sutton Council, Uncategorized |

Fairtrade in Sutton had a great day at the Environmental Fair on a sunny Bank Holiday Monday.  Thanks to all who stopped for a chat and to support fairtrade, including the Mayor, Muhammad Sadiq.

Mayor Muhammad Sadiq visits the Fairtrade stall.

Well done Ecolocal for organising another wonderful community event. For more information about Ecolocal, click here.

Now also find Fairtrade in Sutton on Facebook (click here).

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Posted on July 22, 2019. Filed under: Carshalton, Chocolate, Event, Fairtrade Fortnight, News, Sutton Council, Wallington |

Bank Holiday Monday, 26th August

Come and visit our Fairtrade Stall

Environmental Fair, Carshalton Park,

Click here for more on the Environmental Fair.

Fairtrade Fortnight 2019

Theme – She Deserves a Living Income.

Many cocoa farmers, men and women, are underpaid, exploited and can’t earn enough to live on. This year’s Fairtrade Fortnight campaign was based on the story of women cocoa farmers in Cote d’Ivoire and how Fairtrade supports and empowers women. Click here to learn more.

Local Fairtrade Fortnight Events

Sat Feb 16th – Fairtrade stall and short film at afternoon and evening shows at the Community Cinema at Carshalton Methodist Church, Ruskin Road. Fairtrade chocolate cakes made by members of St. Nicholas church were very popular!

Sat March 9th – Fairtrade stall, all day at Sutton Central Library. The Mayor, Steve Cook, visited and gave his support.

Fairtrade Displays in all Sutton Borough libraries were prominent throughout Fairtrade Fortnight.

See also: https://www.beechesbaptist.org/fairtrade.htm

Dates For Your Diary

Fairtrade Fortnight 2020

Mon 24th February – Sunday 8th March

Click here for more information about next year’s events.

Did you celebrate World Chocolate Day on 7th July 2019?

Six million people globally depend on growing cocoa for their livelihoods. Fairtrade has breathed a new lease of life into entire cocoa farming communities in the poorest parts of the world.

Facts about Fairtrade chocolate

1. In 1994, Green & Black’s Maya Gold chocolate bar became the first Fairtrade-certified product in the UK.

2. Divine chocolate company. Launched in 1998, it was the first farmer-owned confectionery brand in the UK.

3. Cocoa is produced in tropical environments between 10ºN and 10ºS of the Equator.  Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire are the top selling countries.

4. Cocoa trees yield pods at peak production levels by the fifth year, but for all their hard work, cocoa farmers gain very little from a profitable global cocoa trade.

5. Most cocoa farmers in Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire live on less than $1 a day. Poverty, and related issues such as child labour, is the key challenge faced by cocoa growing communities. With Fairtrade sales, farmer cooperatives receive the Fairtrade Premium which they spend on improving the quality and productivity of their farms, to increase incomes.

6. 25% of all Fairtrade cocoa growers are women.

7. Education is key to the future. Fairtrade Africa currently trains cocoa farmers in financial management, governance, good agricultural practices, gender and child labour.

8. Fairtrade chocolate accounts for 12% of total sales in the UK – and the trend for Fairtrade-certified cocoa is growing.

(Source: Fairtrade Foundation)

Check out and enjoy Fairtrade chocolate bars in your supermarket and local stores.

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Frosty start to day for Frost Fair

Posted on December 6, 2014. Filed under: Carshalton, Event |

The Sutton Fairtrade team are down at the Frost Fair in Carshalton today, so why not pop along and find out a bit more about fairtrade and how you can support fairtrade.  It would be great to see you.  And rumour has it that there are samples to try out … there might even be some fairtrade chocolate!

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Countdown to Christmas Coffee Morning

Posted on November 18, 2014. Filed under: Carshalton, Event |

Start your countdown to Christmas by going to the Fairtrade Coffee Morning at Carshalton Beeches Baptist Church, Banstead Road, Carshalton on Saturday November 29, 2014 between 10am to 12 noon.

There will be the usual Fairtrade goodies and a glitzy Christmas Present Stall where all the family can buy quality present at incredibly low prices.

All are welcome – bring a friend.

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Find us at the Environmental Fair

Posted on June 12, 2014. Filed under: Event |

We will be at the Environmental Fair in Carshalton on 25 August 2014.

Pop along and say hello and find out more about the impact fairtrade has on farmers and where you can support fairtrade in the borough.

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Fairtrade Coffee Morning

Posted on May 15, 2014. Filed under: Coffee Morning, Event |

Carshaton Beeches Baptist Church is holding a Fairtrade Coffee Morning and Special Spring Plant Sale on May 31st between 10am and 12 noon.

It is a perfect time to stock up on plants for the garden or as a gift, so pop along to Banstead Road, Carshalton, and enjoy a fairtrade tea or coffee, pick up some fairtrade food, find greeting cards, fabrics and gifts.

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Go bananas this year

Posted on February 19, 2014. Filed under: Event, Fairtrade Fortnight | Tags: |

Fairtrade Fortnight runs between  February 24 and March 9

This year the campaign is ‘Make Bananas Fair’ and aims to end the supermarket price war over the cost of bananas which is driving farmers and workers in banana producing countries into poverty.

Do join us at local events:

Wednesday 5 March, Fairtrade tasting at the  Co-op in Carshalton High Street.

Saturday 8 March,  Fairtrade stall St Nicholas Centre

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Wine Tasting

Posted on February 18, 2014. Filed under: Event | Tags: |

You are invite to The Co-operative’s Fairtrade wine event on Wednesday 26th February, 6:30pm – 9pm at Vestry Hall, Cricket Green, 336 – 338 London Road, Mitcham, CR4 3UD

The Co-op would love you to join them at their FREE event to find out more about Fairtrade and taste their range of Fairtrade wines.  It will also be a chance for you to tell them what you think.

2014 marks 10 years of The Co-operative’s Fairtrade wine, so come and join the celebration!

Booking is essential so please register or contact the team by emailing membership.southeast@co-operative.coop or telephone 0800 015 1147 

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Fairtrade and John Fisher

Posted on February 13, 2014. Filed under: Event, Fairtrade Fortnight | Tags: |

The John Fisher School is holding a Fairtrade event on Saturday 1 March at 7pm in the sports hall.
The ticket price of £10 includes a fish and chip supper.  Tables are for 8-10 people.
Tickets can be obtained by sending a cheque to the school along with food requirements and emailing Diane Pereira on dpereira@btinternet.com.
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Fairtrade Fortnight in Sutton

Posted on February 11, 2014. Filed under: Event, Fairtrade Fortnight | Tags: , |

This year FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT is taking place between February  24 and March 9, and the message is a wider one that just raising awareness about the importance of Fairtrade – the campaign “ Stick with Foncho to abolish unfair bananas “ is about trade justice .

Calendar of events in Sutton to mark Fairtrade fortnight:

Launch of Sutton’s Fairtrade retail directory – a definitive guide to everywhere that you can purchase Fairtrade goods in Sutton

Wednesday 5 March – Fairtrade tasting at Carshalton Co-op

Saturday 8 March – Fairtrade Stall in St Nicholas Centre

What are you doing in your church, school  or business – do let us know so that we can spread the word locally.

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