Entries by OFTC Chairperson

Stories from Inside the Doughnut – thriving with fair trade

A conversation with Erinch Sahan (formerly with Oxfam and the World Fair Trade Organisation, now with the Doughnut Economics Action Lab) hosted by the Oxford Fair Trade Coalition. The conversation will be followed by Q & A and Fair Trade refreshments. 6.00 pm Wednesday 15 November 2023, Lady Margaret Hall, Norham Gardens, Oxford OX2 6QA Let […]

Adventures in Chocolate: A Talk and Tasting

Hear about a recent visit to Fairtrade cocoa producers in Ghana and sample Fairtrade chocolate from Ghana, UK and France. In March, CCOW’s director visited Fairtrade cocoa producers in Ghana. Hear what she learned about the positive difference Fairtrade has made and the challenges the Fairtrade system faces. And taste some wonderful Fairtrade chocolate! An […]

Remarkable Women in Fair Trade #4

The last piece in our jigsaw.  Here are insights from 4 more remarkable women in fair trade from around the world: Aderina, Ana, Antonia and Sagrario. Read their stories here:   https://www.oxfairtrade.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Remarkable-women.pdf

Remarkable Women in Fair Trade # 3

Mitra Bali has been participating actively in Bali’s economic development since 1993.  One of Bali’s great sources of potential is the skill of its craftsmen and women.  All too often, however, the craft producers are exploited by middlemen and have no idea where their products have been sold or at what price. Read their stories: […]

Remarkable Women in Fair Trade 2023 # 2

The Undugu Society of Kenya was established in 1973 by the late Father Arnold Gol to assist children living and working on the streets of Nairobi.  These days it focuses on Rescue, Rehabilitation and Re-Integration of children and youth as well as the socio-economic empowerment of poor communities throughout the country. Read their stories: https://www.oxfairtrade.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Undungu-Fair-Trade.pdf […]

Remarkable Women in Fair Trade 2023 #1

Creative Handicrafts, Mumbai, India, began in 1984: the inspiration of Sister Isabel Martin who started the work with just 2 women.   Since then it has evolved into a Fair Trade Organisation, independent, non-religious, non-profit, cooperative, aiming to change the world one woman at a time. Read their stories: https://www.oxfairtrade.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Creative-Handicrafts.pdf 

What is the Greggs Pledge?  Why responsible sourcing and Fairtrade are important to a successful business.

We’re delighted to welcome Paul Irwin-Rhodes, Head of Sustainability at Greggs, to Oxford on 22nd February (5pm) to kick off Fair Trade Fortnight early.  Paul will be telling us about Greggs and their journey and reasons for adopting Fairtrade and sustainable products followed by a discussion and a chance to ask questions. The event will […]

Five stories from behind the scenes. Climate Justice: #LetsDoItFair

We often draw attention to the disproportionate effect of climate change on producers in poorer countries, but we also want to emphasise the positive.  Fair trade enterprises through invention, creativity and necessity are pioneering new ways to produce and trade in the middle of a climate crisis. Click Behind the scenes climate stories for a […]

Fair Trade and Sustainable Picnic for World Fair Trade Day

We invite you to come and join us for a Fair Trade and sustainable Picnic in the University Parks on World Fair Trade Day.  WFTO are inviting us all to Raise our Hands for Climate Justice  #Let’s Do It Fair. This year World Fair Trade Day particularly wants to raise awareness of Fair Trade’s alternative solutions to the planet’s […]

Remarkable women in Fair Trade

To mark International Womens’ Day we are publishing the profiles of 5 different but remarkable women who have worked in Fair Trade.  She Leads the Way IWD 2022 5 profiles Everyone should know what they have done and the kind of impact that fair trade can have – transforming lives, empowering women and these days […]