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 a threat to entire communities, their livelihoods, their way of life and their survival.   We plan to work with others to highlight and change this.
Come – eat – talk
and find out how an inclusive and fair Oxford can influence change.


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 Brighton & Hove and Made51, and Elaine Ashley, Chair of Bristol Fair Trade Network for an in-spiring discussion.
Join us online wherever you are.

Learn about clothing repairs and Doughnut Economics with Fairtrade snacks

In case you are at a loose end on Saturday afternoons, Trading for Development are putting on a sewing and knitting repair café with the Student Hub in the Jericho Community Centre at 4pm from 5th February.  Bring an item of clothing to repair,  and discuss revolutionary economics over Fairtrade snacks – what’s not to like?

Details here or email for more information.

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 Thirst International are running a recruitment process for a voluntary intern.  Details are here and the deadline is 21st May 2021.


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 summary of the goals here

…and read more about their campaign here

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 make the right choice as consumers here in Oxford.

More details including how to sign up on our Events Page

Fairtrade Fortnight Baking competition

We are launching a Fairtrade baking competition for Fairtrade Fortnight, starting on Monday 22 February until Sunday 7 March.

The winning entry will receive a £50 Fairtrade Co-op hamper full of Fairtrade goodies.

More details on our events page


Fairtrade Fortnight 2021

In 2020 we were lucky to be able to host several great in person events.  We didn’t know how lucky!  For 2021 everything is of course online.

Our online virtual conversation event  ‘Hidden Voices in the Market’ is now ready to book – we’ll be looking at the different stories in the fair trade supply chain and the impact we can have, and that other external forces are having.

We’re also partnering with Brookes University and testing your Fairtrade baking skills during the fortnight – have a look at our competition – there’s prizes!.

And we’ll be encouraging you to get involved in the Fairtrade Foundation’s online festival – “Choose the World You Want”

We’d love to hear what you’re doing – let us know on social media (Facebook, Twitter or Instagram) or by email.

January 2021 AGM conversation

We were delighted to be able to welcome Benoit and Zeina to talk to us in Oxford from France and Lebanon for our January 2021 AGM.  We learnt a lot about the unique and compound challenges the country faces but also the hard work and innovation they are the local co-operatives are employing and their […]