4th November 2018

Scottish Fair Trade Forum November E-News


Scottish Fair Trade Awards 2018

Nominations Now Open




Do you know an amazing Fair Trade volunteer? An inspiring Fair Trade group? An exceptional campaign that has helped to spread the Fair Trade message in Scotland?


Well, nominate <https://scottishfairtradeforum.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=8e244cea8abeb68734b6b4d00&id=bc83b49bcc&e=e0dcc527ce> them for a Scottish Fair Trade Award! We'll be accepting nominations in the following categories up until Thursday 15 November:


<http://www.scottishfairtradeforum.org.uk/assets/templates/sftf/images/menu-arrow-purple.jpg> Volunteer of the Year Award (sponsored by Gavin's Mill) <https://scottishfairtradeforum.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=8e244cea8abeb68734b6b4d00&id=f1ed5fc5c7&e=e0dcc527ce>


<http://www.scottishfairtradeforum.org.uk/assets/templates/sftf/images/menu-arrow-purple.jpg> Community Award


<http://www.scottishfairtradeforum.org.uk/assets/templates/sftf/images/menu-arrow-purple.jpg> Innovation Award (sponsored by Reflex Blue <https://scottishfairtradeforum.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=8e244cea8abeb68734b6b4d00&id=c20190435e&e=e0dcc527ce> )


<http://www.scottishfairtradeforum.org.uk/assets/templates/sftf/images/menu-arrow-purple.jpg> Campaign of the Year Award


<http://www.scottishfairtradeforum.org.uk/assets/templates/sftf/images/menu-arrow-purple.jpg> Fair Trade and Climate Change Award (sponsored by the Energy Agency <https://scottishfairtradeforum.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=8e244cea8abeb68734b6b4d00&id=4ffd87e639&e=e0dcc527ce> )


<http://www.scottishfairtradeforum.org.uk/assets/templates/sftf/images/menu-arrow-purple.jpg> Outstanding Achievement Award (sponsored by Scotmid Co-operative <https://scottishfairtradeforum.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=8e244cea8abeb68734b6b4d00&id=5a19d5bb66&e=e0dcc527ce> )


The Awards will be announced on Thursday 29 November at a festive-themed evening event at Fair Trade shop and cafe, Gavin's Mill <https://scottishfairtradeforum.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=8e244cea8abeb68734b6b4d00&id=25c2bea596&e=e0dcc527ce> in Milngavie. Registration for the event will open soon!


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International Fair Trade Charter

Ask your MSPs to pledge support




The launch of the International Fair Trade Charter on 25 September this year was an excellent opportunity to restate the fundamental values of Fair Trade and the important role Fair Trade plays in addressing topics of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. We are now asking members and supporters to join us in harnessing the energy from the launch and the new Charter to ensure that Fair Trade is placed firmly at the top of political agendas and international development policies in Scotland and the UK.


To do this, we have sent MSPs information about the Charter and asked them to pledge their support for Fair Trade and the Charter itself. We aim to gain support from all 129 MSPs but need your help to do this!


You can help by using this page <https://scottishfairtradeforum.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=8e244cea8abeb68734b6b4d00&id=eec5e2db51&e=e0dcc527ce> on our website to check if your MSPs have pledged their support and contacting MSPs from your constituency/region who have yet to do so.

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Scottish Parliament Debate on International Development




There was excellent coverage of Fair Trade in the Scottish Parliament on Thursday 25 October as MSPs came together to debate the Scottish Government's Inaugural Contribution to International Development Report.


Colin Smyth MSP, Convenor of the Cross Party Group on Fair Trade, stressed the importance of Fair Trade in international development mentioning Scottish-based Fair Trade enterprises such as JTS, Fair Trade Scotland Limited and Bala Sport.


Watch a recording of the debate here <https://scottishfairtradeforum.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=8e244cea8abeb68734b6b4d00&id=f5a3431191&e=e0dcc527ce> .

Read the debate report here <https://scottishfairtradeforum.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=8e244cea8abeb68734b6b4d00&id=a9b63ae121&e=e0dcc527ce> .


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Regional Networking Sessions




Our series of Regional Fair Trade Networking and Information Sessions is now underway! In September, we were in Aberdeen for the Grampian session and just last week, we visited Troon to meet supporters from the West Coast region.


The next session will take place in Edinburgh on Monday 26 November. This session will cover the Edinburgh and Lothian areas (Edinburgh, Midlothian, East Lothian and West Lothian) but anyone with an interest in Fair Trade is welcome to come along. Just take a moment to register <https://scottishfairtradeforum.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=8e244cea8abeb68734b6b4d00&id=db271e7279&e=e0dcc527ce> beforehand.


More regional sessions will be organised in due course so please don't worry if we haven't been in touch with Fair Trade Champions in your area yet. Keep an eye on this page <https://scottishfairtradeforum.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=8e244cea8abeb68734b6b4d00&id=765b110437&e=e0dcc527ce> for the most up to date information about the sessions.



Board Vacancy


An exciting opportunity has arisen on the Board of the Scottish Fair Trade Forum. We are seeking an enthusiastic individual to join the Board with an interest in taking up the role as Treasurer to help continue the successful work of the Forum and ensure the Forum continues to use its funds to promote the message of Fair Trade across Scotland. Check out our website <https://scottishfairtradeforum.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=8e244cea8abeb68734b6b4d00&id=e61bfd5aee&e=e0dcc527ce> for more details or get in touch <https://scottishfairtradeforum.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=8e244cea8abeb68734b6b4d00&id=c667139a99&e=e0dcc527ce> to discuss with us in further detail. Please share this with anyone who might be interested in taking on this opportunity.




News from Members and Partners





The World Fair Trade Organization has launched Fair Tradio <https://scottishfairtradeforum.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=8e244cea8abeb68734b6b4d00&id=47a92b4949&e=e0dcc527ce> <https://scottishfairtradeforum.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=8e244cea8abeb68734b6b4d00&id=ddde7ea031&e=e0dcc527ce> - a podcast featuring short conversations with people who lead Fair Trade enterprises.



Scotland's International Development Alliance is recruiting for a Membership Services Manager (Maternity Cover) <https://scottishfairtradeforum.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=8e244cea8abeb68734b6b4d00&id=4b1c190c0f&e=e0dcc527ce> .


The Glasgow Fair Trade Cooperative is looking for people with an interest in Fair Trade to join their group and help maintain Glasgow's status as a Fairtrade City. Email us <mailto:admin@sftf.org.uk> if you would like us to put you in touch with the group.






Hand Up Events is once again holding the Ethical and Scottish Christmas Fair <https://scottishfairtradeforum.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=8e244cea8abeb68734b6b4d00&id=637b429c9d&e=e0dcc527ce> in Dundee City Square from 5 to 22 December.




Development Fund


While it is worthwhile to stop and recognise our past successes, we at the Forum are always thriving to do more. Currently, we are looking at several ways of growing and developing the Fair Trade movement in Scotland. However, we must build our own capacity to do so. Accordingly, we have launched a Development Fund and thank all those who have donated to it so far. All donations collected will be utilised to help us meet the many challenges facing Fair Trade and take Scotland as a Fair Trade Nation to the next level. Visit our website <https://scottishfairtradeforum.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=8e244cea8abeb68734b6b4d00&id=d67050331a&e=e0dcc527ce> for more details on how you can contribute to the Development Fund.



Support our work


Donations and membership fees to the Forum go directly towards activities such as producer tours, developing Fair Trade business in Scotland and promoting Fair Trade in education, procurement and with young people. To support our work in various ways and to find out more, click on the links below.

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