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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Where Has Your Breakfast Come From?

Posted on March 4, 2016. Filed under: Uncategorized |

Before you finish your breakfast you will have depended on half the world .


Drop by for a FAIRTRADE BREAKFAST at  the  Oasis Café Trinity Church, Sutton:

On Saturday 5 March

Between   9.30-11.30


There is no cost but donations are welcome.


You can find the entrance to the Oasis café at the corner of St Nicholas Way and Hill Road (opposite library and civic offices)


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Fairtrade Borough status renewed

Posted on January 12, 2016. Filed under: Uncategorized |

2016 - Fairtrade Borough Cert.jpg

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Autumn Update

Posted on November 1, 2015. Filed under: Uncategorized |

  • Sutton has recently been successful in its application to renew its FAIRTRADE certification . The process has involved the update of the borough’s action plan for churches , businesses , schools and the council to work together to support and promote FAIRTRADE locally over the course of  next 2 years.
  • FAIRTRADE fortnight for the year 2016 has been announced – it will take place between Monday 29 February and Sunday 13 March . It will follow the theme of Martin Luther King’s famous words
“Before you finish eating breakfast in the morning, you’ve depended on more than half the world”- it will be all about  breakfasts – so whether you are a school , church, business or individual  do start thinking about what you can do  about to mark this important event . you can find out more at www.fairtrade.org.uk
  • Mars have now decided to source all the cocoa that goes into their mars bars in UK and Ireland on FAIRTRADE terms . This follows on from their decision in 2012 to turn Maltesers Fairtrade  . This means that not only will  West African farmers be getting a fair price for their cocoa, Mars will now also be investing £1.5 million a year by 2016 into West African cocoa communities through the Fairtrade Premium. This is the extra money on top of the fair price that goes back to farmers for them to democratically decide how to invest in improving their farms and communities.
This is all good news….  but the  FAIRTRADE  movement still has a long way to go. Farmers in developing countries want to be able to sell more of their produce on Fairtrade terms and  need us to create the sustain the demand as we shop. At the same time there is an increasingly competitive climate between supermarkets and some FAIRTRADE products are being de- listed.
 YOU can help ! Look for Fairtrade alternatives when you shop and ask if its not there. Check out our audit to see where you can buy Fairtrade in Sutton : https://fairtradeinsutton.wordpress.com/where-to-find-fairtrade-goods/
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Fairtrade Fortnight – Events in Sutton

Posted on February 9, 2015. Filed under: Uncategorized |

  • Saturday 28th February: Film “Fairtrade Matters” –  showing at Carshalton Community Cinema 3.00pm and 7.30 pm
  • Saturday 7th March: Stall in St Nicholas centre – free samples and information
  • 8th March Rosehill Co-op – 1.30 pm – Fairtrade product tastings
  • Saturday 14th March: Stall at Wallington Market – more free samples and opportunity to purchase Fairtrade products

Check out our stall from the Carshalton Co-op taster session last week!


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Councillor appointed

Posted on June 14, 2014. Filed under: Uncategorized |

The Council has confirmed that at their recent Annual meeting, appointed Councillor Simon Wales to serve as their representative on the Fair Trade Directorate for the municipal year 2014/2015.

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Local MP celebrates World Fairtrade Day

Posted on May 14, 2013. Filed under: Uncategorized |


Windsor Davies joined local MP, Paul Burstow for a Fairtrade Breakfast on 11 May 2013 at TazZa coffee shop in Sutton High Street.

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A warm welcome at TazZa

Posted on May 11, 2013. Filed under: Uncategorized |


A warm welcome from the team at TazZa, to celebrate World Fairtrade Day.

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Marks and Spencer

Posted on May 9, 2013. Filed under: Uncategorized |

Well done M&S for going further for Fairtrade and letting people know with your big sign outside the Sutton store on 4 May.  Hope to see some Fairtrade t- shirts back on the shelf  now summer is here.

Judy Walsh, Chair, Fairtrade in Sutton.

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