Author: Ruth Self

20 YEARS OF BEING A FAIRTRADE DISTRICT

On Saturday 9thMarch 2024 there was a CELEBRATION to mark the 20th ANNIVERSARY since Lancaster and Morecambe became a Fairtrade district. Roger Dennison, the Mayor of Lancaster,  presented certificates to local children, from Torrisholme School...

Supplies for Fair Trade stalls

Craftaid, although no longer a shop in Lancaster, still stocks a wide range of Fairtrade and fairly traded craft, Christmas and grocery items such as snacks, chocolate, and varieties of coffee and tea. If...

Traidcraft Christmas cards via Transform Trade

  Transform Trade, formerly called Traidcraft  Exchange, has unveiled the return of the Traidcraft Christmas card range. Cards can be ordered through https://www.transform-trade.org The website also has Liberation products for sale.    

Great Big Green Week in Lancaster

On Friday 16th June between 10am and 5pm at Midsummer Market, Market Square, Lancaster people were tasting seasonally-inspired food and meeting local food producers. This event was part of the GREAT BIG GREEN WEEK which is the largest nationwide event for...

Helping to tackle Climate Change

On Saturday 11th March films that are only 5 minutes long will be shown at the Fairtrade Fayre in Lancaster. They help us to understand why buying Fairtrade helps farmers to tackle climate change....

Fair Trade Fayre and Hot Food

GO BANANAS at THE CORNERSTONE FAIR TRADE FAYRE SULYARD STREET, LANCASTER LA1 1PX Saturday 11th March 11.00 am – 3.00pm Stalls, Displays, Craft and Delicious Hot Food For more information : contact Simon Stewart on 01524 840027...

Slavery and Fairtrade

The Slavery Family Trees Community Research Exhibition at Lancaster City Museum and runs until February 26, 2023 To quote Bruce Crowther (p104 of his book Not in my Lifetime): ‘The abolitionists used the message: “It is simply immoral...

Warm up with Fairtrade

The Cornerstone Lancaster is providing hot Fairtrade drinks as a drop-in “Pay as you can” facility on Tuesday afternoons from 1pm to 3pm and during January and February at least, it will be one...

Fair Christmas

Look out for stalls that sell fairly traded crafts (locally made or from communities overseas) and luxury items to give as Christmas presents. For example there will be some for sale at the Cornerstone Christmas...