Entries by OFTC Chairperson

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 […]

Build the world (and the pancake) you want! 1st March, 6pm

Come and share our pancakes with an exciting range of fair trade toppings at Wesley memorial Church on Shrove Tuesday (1st March) 6pm – 7.30pm. We will be talking about fair trade and the impact of climate change and launching our campaign to put Fairness at the Heart of our Climate Ambitions. Climate change is […]

AGM and online event – 3rd February, 6pm, Zoom

Oxford In Spires: business not as usual Click here to sign up now. We’re looking forward to comparing experiences with Brighton and Bristol Fair Trade Towns as well as hearing about the amazing Made51 project, and using each of our successes and challenges to inspire us for 2022. We’re delighted to welcome Christine Gent, Fairtrade […]

Fairtrade Fortnight

Following last years success the Fairtrade Foundation will be hosting it’s online festival ‘Choose the World you Want’ again over Fairtrade Fortnight.  Last year there were dozens of fascinating online events, free and available to all on a great range of topics. Details will follow, Watch their website

Volunteering opportunities

Details of two opportunities to volunteer for good in Oxford. Fairtrade at St Michael’s at looking for someone to join their team of Directors. Why not use your passion for fair trade to great effect by becoming a voluntary director of one of our local fair trade shops?  Details and how to apply here. And […]

#BuildBackFairer

For World Fair Trade Day 2021 in May we promoted WFTO’s #BuildBackFairer campaign. The World Fair Trade Organisation are calling for commitment. They want governments to Protect workers Help to Restart economies using stimulii and finance Redesign the trade environment from profit primacy to mission primacy Create systems which support a Fair Share of Resources You can watch a video […]

Hidden Voices online event for Fairtrade Fortnight

Our Online discussion for Fairtrade Fortnight – Thursday 4 March at 6pm – 7:30pm This event features Lizy White, Product Development Manager from Traidcraft, and Slindelo, Production Co-ordinator from Eswatini Kitchen.   We’ll hear from them about the challenges and successes in their part of the supply chains that brings people together through Fairtrade and allow us to […]