14th September 2017

Fairtrade Towns September News

 

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Many supporters have been asking what the latest news is regarding Sainsbury’s decision to drop the FAIRTRADE Mark from their own-brand tea, so here’s a quick update on what’s been happening over the summer.

 

Nearly 100,000 people have signed the Change.org petition <https://www.e-activist.com/ea-action/broadcast.record.message.click.do?ea.url.id=1039084&ea.campaigner.email=nS0nt6O2Te8VBZDGcWae8FoujeQC7h6jibX66GqT1Vc=&ea.campaigner.id=8uTXz%2FzivVeZkArzVWMSmA==&ea_broadcast_target_id=0> started by Fairtrade supporter Barbara Gwinnett, and supported by Oxfam, CAFOD, Traidcraft Exchange and many more. The petition received a response from Mike Coupe, Sainsbury’s CEO, in July and you can read Barbara’s reply here <https://www.e-activist.com/ea-action/broadcast.record.message.click.do?ea.url.id=1039085&ea.campaigner.email=nS0nt6O2Te8VBZDGcWae8FoujeQC7h6jibX66GqT1Vc=&ea.campaigner.id=8uTXz%2FzivVeZkArzVWMSmA==&ea_broadcast_target_id=0> .

 

In the last few weeks, a group of charities including CAFOD, Christian Aid, Traidcraft Exchange, the Women’s Institute, Tearfund and Global Justice Now have launched their own campaign to stop Sainsbury’s ditching Fairtrade. They’re asking supporters to campaign locally and have lots of ideas and resources available. You can find out more at dontditchfairtrade.com <https://www.e-activist.com/ea-action/broadcast.record.message.click.do?ea.url.id=1039086&ea.campaigner.email=nS0nt6O2Te8VBZDGcWae8FoujeQC7h6jibX66GqT1Vc=&ea.campaigner.id=8uTXz%2FzivVeZkArzVWMSmA==&ea_broadcast_target_id=0> .

 

The Fairtrade Foundation remains focused on finding a way forward with Sainsbury’s that is in the best interests of the tea farmers and workers we represent, and are still hopeful that through discussions we can see their own-brand tea go back to being Fairtrade certified.

 

A reminder that you can find our latest FAQs here <http://www.e-activist.com/ea-action/broadcast.record.message.click.do?ea.url.id=1039087&ea.campaigner.email=nS0nt6O2Te8VBZDGcWae8FoujeQC7h6jibX66GqT1Vc=&ea.campaigner.id=8uTXz%2FzivVeZkArzVWMSmA==&ea_broadcast_target_id=0> , our response to Sainsbury’s announcement here <http://www.fairtrade.org.uk/Media-Centre/News/May-2017/Statement-on-Fairtrade-withdrawal-from-Sainsbury-partnership?utm_medium=email&utm_source=engagingnetworks&utm_campaign=SC_Sainsbury_update&utm_content=SC+Sainsbury+update+13/09/17&utm_medium=email&utm_source=engagingnetworks&utm_campaign=SC_Sainsbury_update&utm_content=SC+Sainsbury+update+13/09/17&utm_medium=email&utm_source=engagingnetworks&utm_campaign=Fairtrade+Towns+September+news&utm_content=Towns+e-news+September+w/c+11/09/2017> , and Fairtrade tea farmers’ response <http://www.fairtrade.org.uk/Media-Centre/News/May-2017/Open-letter-to-Sainsburys-from-Fairtrade-producers?utm_medium=email&utm_source=engagingnetworks&utm_campaign=SC_Sainsbury_update&utm_content=SC+Sainsbury+update+13/09/17&utm_medium=email&utm_source=engagingnetworks&utm_campaign=SC_Sainsbury_update&utm_content=SC+Sainsbury+update+13/09/17&utm_medium=email&utm_source=engagingnetworks&utm_campaign=Fairtrade+Towns+September+news&utm_content=Towns+e-news+September+w/c+11/09/2017> here.

 

And of course, please keep choosing Fairtrade certified tea <http://www.e-activist.com/ea-action/broadcast.record.message.click.do?ea.url.id=1039090&ea.campaigner.email=nS0nt6O2Te8VBZDGcWae8FoujeQC7h6jibX66GqT1Vc=&ea.campaigner.id=8uTXz%2FzivVeZkArzVWMSmA==&ea_broadcast_target_id=0> and asking your friends, family and local community to do the same.

 

Read on for more news below and stay tuned for Fairtrade Fortnight 2018 (26th February - 11th March) information in our next newsletter.

 

Adam and Chrysi

Communities Campaigns Team

 

NCC information <http://www.e-activist.com/ea-action/broadcast.record.message.click.do?ea.url.id=1039091&ea.campaigner.email=nS0nt6O2Te8VBZDGcWae8FoujeQC7h6jibX66GqT1Vc=&ea.campaigner.id=8uTXz%2FzivVeZkArzVWMSmA==&ea_broadcast_target_id=0>

Global Fair Trade Towns news

 

 

Would you like to participate an international Fair Trade project? Send a picture of a typical or iconic fair trade image from your community, an inspiring idea of raising awareness and details of the key contact person to Mrs. Leen Van den Putte, city of Turnhout, Belgium, noordzuid@turnhout.be <mailto:noordzuid@turnhout.be?subject=International%20Fair%20Trade%20project> . You’ll receive ideas and images from across the globe in return!

 

For more news, networking and updates on the Fair Trade Towns network internationally, check out f <http://www.e-activist.com/ea-action/broadcast.record.message.click.do?ea.url.id=1039092&ea.campaigner.email=nS0nt6O2Te8VBZDGcWae8FoujeQC7h6jibX66GqT1Vc=&ea.campaigner.id=8uTXz%2FzivVeZkArzVWMSmA==&ea_broadcast_target_id=0> airtradetowns.org <http://www.e-activist.com/ea-action/broadcast.record.message.click.do?ea.url.id=1039093&ea.campaigner.email=nS0nt6O2Te8VBZDGcWae8FoujeQC7h6jibX66GqT1Vc=&ea.campaigner.id=8uTXz%2FzivVeZkArzVWMSmA==&ea_broadcast_target_id=0> or this facebook group <https://www.e-activist.com/ea-action/broadcast.record.message.click.do?ea.url.id=1039094&ea.campaigner.email=nS0nt6O2Te8VBZDGcWae8FoujeQC7h6jibX66GqT1Vc=&ea.campaigner.id=8uTXz%2FzivVeZkArzVWMSmA==&ea_broadcast_target_id=0> .

 

 

 

 

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Latest Fairtrade producer blogs

 

 

Read in this blog tea farmer Lebi's story <http://www.e-activist.com/ea-action/broadcast.record.message.click.do?ea.url.id=1039096&ea.campaigner.email=nS0nt6O2Te8VBZDGcWae8FoujeQC7h6jibX66GqT1Vc=&ea.campaigner.id=8uTXz%2FzivVeZkArzVWMSmA==&ea_broadcast_target_id=0> about what Fairtrade means to him and his community and how Fairtrade projects on climate change <http://www.e-activist.com/ea-action/broadcast.record.message.click.do?ea.url.id=1039097&ea.campaigner.email=nS0nt6O2Te8VBZDGcWae8FoujeQC7h6jibX66GqT1Vc=&ea.campaigner.id=8uTXz%2FzivVeZkArzVWMSmA==&ea_broadcast_target_id=0> have helped coffee farmers to adapt in Kenya.

 

 

 

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#Tastedivine free chocolate kit

 

 

National Chocolate Week (9-15 October 2017) is coming up and to celebrate the launch of their new flavours, Divine Chocolate will be sending out free chocolate tasting sets. For your chance to get one and run your own chocolate event visit their website <http://www.e-activist.com/ea-action/broadcast.record.message.click.do?ea.url.id=1039099&ea.campaigner.email=nS0nt6O2Te8VBZDGcWae8FoujeQC7h6jibX66GqT1Vc=&ea.campaigner.id=8uTXz%2FzivVeZkArzVWMSmA==&ea_broadcast_target_id=0> and fill in the application form by 5pm on the 18th of September.

 

 

 

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Calling Cafédirect shareholders

 

 

Cafédirect wish to make contact with their shareholders. If you are one of the 4,000 Cafedirect shareholders who invested into the business in 2004 and are interested in their latest offer please go to www.ethex.org.uk/cafedirectshareoffer <https://www.e-activist.com/ea-action/broadcast.record.message.click.do?ea.url.id=1039101&ea.campaigner.email=nS0nt6O2Te8VBZDGcWae8FoujeQC7h6jibX66GqT1Vc=&ea.campaigner.id=8uTXz%2FzivVeZkArzVWMSmA==&ea_broadcast_target_id=0> to find out more.

 

 

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Find us at fairtrade.org.uk <http://www.e-activist.com/ea-action/broadcast.record.message.click.do?ea.url.id=1039102&ea.campaigner.email=nS0nt6O2Te8VBZDGcWae8FoujeQC7h6jibX66GqT1Vc=&ea.campaigner.id=8uTXz%2FzivVeZkArzVWMSmA==&ea_broadcast_target_id=0> | Contact us <http://www.e-activist.com/ea-action/broadcast.record.message.click.do?ea.url.id=1039103&ea.campaigner.email=nS0nt6O2Te8VBZDGcWae8FoujeQC7h6jibX66GqT1Vc=&ea.campaigner.id=8uTXz%2FzivVeZkArzVWMSmA==&ea_broadcast_target_id=0>

 

 

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