Fairtrade Stall in Waterstones

Posted on March 7, 2020. Filed under: Uncategorized |

Fairtrade Fortnight Stall at Waterstones, Sutton

Thanks to Waterstones and all who gave their support, including Carshalton & Wallington MP, Elliot Colburn, Mayor Muhammad Sadiq and Councillors Marian James, Sunita Gordon and Barry Lewis.

Wonderful samples from Divine Chocolate @ #DivineFortnight.

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Fairtrade Fortnight is here!

Posted on February 14, 2020. Filed under: Uncategorized |


Mayoral Reception in Fairtrade Fortnight 2020

Many thanks to the Mayor and Mayoress for this week’s reception for Fairtrade supporters and for the Council’s commitment to support Fairtrade.

This Sunday, 16th February

Fairtrade Service, Carshalton Methodist Church, Ruskin Road, 10:30 a.m.

Sunday 1st March

Fairtrade stall, Beeches Baptist Church, Banstead Road, 12:00 midday (after the 10:30 morning service).

Saturday 7th March

Fairtrade stall, Waterstones, Sutton High Street, all day. Run by Sutton Fairtrade Community Group. Do come and visit us.

Fairtrade displays, Sutton Central Library and other Borough Libraries throughout the fortnight.

All are welcome to come along to any of these events.

Buy Fairtrade chocolate and support cocoa farmers.

Council Passes Motion Supporting Fairtrade

Sutton has been a Fairtrade Borough since 2007 and we are happy to confirm that at its recent meeting the Council formally pledged to continue its support for Fairtrade.

Click for more information: http://bit.ly/SuttonFT

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Posted on January 14, 2020. Filed under: Uncategorized |



In 2020 we continue our mission to ensure that all farmers are paid fairly for their work and are able to earn a living income, starting with cocoa farmers in West Africa.

Women farmers from Cote d’Ivoire, Sierra Leone and Ghana need your help to share their stories and make the case for Fairtrade. Find out more here: http://bit.ly/deservesmore

One of the simplest ways to support cocoa farmers around the world is by buying Fairtrade chocolate and cocoa. While this doesn’t immediately solve all the issues, keeping up the demand allows farmers to sell more of their cocoa on Fairtrade terms, thus increasing their income.

Enjoy Fairtrade chocolate and encourage others too!


Try our quiz here: http://bit.ly/FTquiz

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Coffee and chat?

Posted on January 14, 2020. Filed under: Uncategorized |

Fairtrade coffee available in Sutton.

Why not try easyCoffee at 291 High Street?

Student discount offered.

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Sutton successful in renewing FAIRTRADE BOROUGH STATUS

Posted on October 2, 2019. Filed under: Celebrations, Sutton Council, Uncategorized |

Great news! The Fairtrade Foundation has just renewed Sutton’s status as a Fairtrade Borough. This is recognition that Sutton continues to be a Borough which makes a public commitment to supporting and using products with the Fairtrade Mark. Sutton Fairtrade Community Group and the Council, along with Sutton retailers, businesses, community organisations, faith groups and schools continue to promote Fairtrade and welcome anyone who would like to join us.

Sutton was first designated a Fairtrade Borough in 2007 and has been successful in renewing this ever since.

Thanks to all those individuals and organisations who have made this renewal possible.

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25th Anniversary of Fairtrade Mark

Posted on October 2, 2019. Filed under: Celebrations, Uncategorized |

Quiz at Bandon Hill Methodist Church

To join in the celebrations for the Fairtrade Mark’s 25th anniversary, a very enjoyable Quiz & Supper Night was held at Bandon Hill Methodist Church recently. 

Here’s to the next 25 successful years of Fairtrade.

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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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