Setting out our (Fairtrade) stall

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So how do you know what we are about? Why not do what lots of York residents and visitors do? Come and visit us at one of our stalls. We have: lots of information – always; Fair Trade crafts – sometimes; Fair Trade cakes and goodies (plus their recipes) – often. We are good at meeting people and answering questions about Fair Trade. Here are … [Read more...]

Tour de Fairtrade Yorkshire: Le Film

The Tour de Fairtrade goes bananas

Some of our members recently went along to support Fairtrade Yorkshire's event where a peeloton of Fairtrade bananas cycled the Tour leg between Oxenhope and Haworth. The short film 'Tour de Fairtrade Yorkshire: Le Film' is being spread far & wide, it has even reached 'Fairtrade in Kenya.' Watch it on the You Tube link … [Read more...]

A Special Birthday Celebration!


May 11th saw the marking of York as a Fair Trade City in a special way!   A dedicated service was held at St Lawrence’s Church.  We were fortunate to have Mark Dawson speak to us as the past chair of the Fair Trade Forum when York was awarded its Fair Trade status.  A Riding Lights member gave us a humorous and thought provoking sketch … [Read more...]

World Fair Trade Day

Fair Trade Mkt 10May14_4

Celebrating World Fair Trade Day on the 10th May with a Fair Trade market on Parliament Street from 10am till 4pm. Come and buy ethically produced food, crafts, jewellery and clothes. Listen to Access to Music and enjoy the nearby New Music Spring Festival and Deliciously Yorkshire.   … [Read more...]

York Celebrates World Fair Trade Day

Fair Trade Supporters

May 10th saw Parliament Street celebrate World Fair Trade Day, with York a hot spot for traders and consumers alike. This year’s World Fair Trade Day, which took place on the 10 May, looked to ‘Fair Trade People’ celebrating those who produce, sell and buy Fair Trade. York Fair Trade Forum ran a fully Fair Trade market throughout the day, … [Read more...]

10th Anniversary of York’s Fairtrade City Status

Aimeth Fernandez, Fair Trade banana farmer from Colombia, visits Fairer World Shop in York

On Saturday 8th March, at the end of Fairtrade Fortnight 2014, we enjoyed a wonderful celebration of the 10th Anniversary of York's Fairtrade City Status. We were blessed with good weather for our information and campaign stall in St Helen’s Square and a great day was had by all. Passers-by  and the Lord Mayor enjoyed riding the Smoothie Bike, … [Read more...]

Fairtrade Schools Conference 2014

Civic Party

On 23rd January 2014 the third Yorkshire Fairtrade Schools Conference was held at Temple Hall, York St John University. The conference was organised by the Centre for Global Education YSJU and York Fair Trade Forum. Excellent and varied presentations on a Fairtrade theme were given by Riccall and Cawood … [Read more...]

World Fair Trade Day


World Fair Trade Day in May is a very important event in the Fair Trade calendar. In 2014 it falls on Saturday 10th May and this year we will be celebrating by holding our Fair Trade Market in Parliament Street.   Last year's event included an evening of entertainment that was sold out well in advance. Pictured to the right, Helen Harrison, … [Read more...]

Introducing our schools event


  This year’s Schools Conference will take place at the same venue on Thursday Jan 23rd 2014.. Last year York St John University kindly hosted the second Fairtrade Schools Conference here in York on Wednesday 23rd January,, arranged by York Fair Trade Forum and the Centre for Global Education. A large number of Primary and Secondary … [Read more...]