This is a bit of a mixed-bag post about a few fair trade items I wanted to share
This is a new networking website set up by the Fairtrade Foundation. It gives all of us the opportunity to share news and ideas about supporting fair trade. Ill definitely add something on there about Fair Trade Gedling soon.
I did feel that this site wasnt very easy to navigate and doesnt have the most logical format but I do think its a fantastic idea and its great to see all the fair trade support and activities out there. Take a look at http://my.fairtrade.org.uk
FAIR TRADE TOWNS
Back in February I wrote a post about fair trade in the borough of Gedling (where I live) and how a steering group was being set up in order to work towards gedling achieving Fair Trade Town status.
Well since then the steering group has been formed and plans are well underway with the first task being to identify local shops cafes/restaurants and workplaces who sell use or serve Fairtrade goods. Im sitting on the steering group as a local business rep with our web design business Make Hay.
If you run a business in the Gedling borough of Nottinghamshire you may have received a letter about this or one of the steering group members may have visited you. If you do run a business in the Gedling area and sell / use Fairtrade goods on a regular basis then please let us know so that we can add you to our Fair Trade Town directory. You can contact me by filling in the contact form on this website.
Were also looking for more steering group members so that together we can raise the profile of and support fair trade. If you live in the area and would like to sit on the steering group please contact me.
FAIR TRADE ON E-BAY
Did you know that e-bay (UK) now has a shop dedicated to fair trade?
You can search for lovely fair trade items by category (bags jewellery etc) but unfortunately the pages about fair trade itself and FT sellers seem to have disappeared.
In the shop youll see some of the old favourites like Traidcraft and Bishopston Trading and e-bay says