Fairtrade Fortnight

22nd February to 7th March 2021

For two weeks each year at the end of February and start of March, thousands of individuals, companies and groups across the UK come together to share the stories of the people who grow our food and drinks. mine our gold and who grow the cotton in our clothes, people who are often exploited and underpaid.

In Fairtrade Fortnight 2021, the spotlight is on the growing challenges that climate change brings to farmers and workers in the communities Fairtrade works with. 

Click here to find out more about Fairtrade Fortnight.

 

Online Fairtrade Breakfast

JFairtrade Breakfast.oin us on Sunday 7th March 2021 from 9-10am for a big online breakfast!

We're calling on you to make your own breakfast at home using Fairtrade products and locally-sourced items or ingredients on that morning and join us on Zoom for a big breakfast!

When you've gathered together your items, take part in our #BreakfastSelfie challenge and share you, your family, and your food, on social media.

If you can, we'd also like those taking part to make a donation to support Traidcraft Exchange. Please see the donation box below.

Sign Up

See below for more information about where you can buy your Fairtrade items. You can also join our Facebook event to express your interest, or sign-up on ChurchSuite to be sent the Zoom link nearer the time.

 

 

 

Other Event Highlights

 

Videos

Fairtrade Recipe: Banana and Chocolate Muffins

Launching on Monday 22nd February 2021

Ingredients

  • 300g plain flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 125g Fairtrade Demerara sugar
  • 225ml milk                                                             
  • 2 large free-range eggs, beaten
  • 125g butter, melted
  • 2 Fairtrade bananas, mashed
  • 100g Fairtrade chocolate, chopped into small pieces            

Method

  • Preheat the oven to180 deg fan.
  • Place 12 muffin cases in a 12-hole muffin tin.
  • Sieve the flour into mixing bowl, stir in baking powder,
  • then sugar.
  • Add eggs to milk and stir in melted butter.
  • Stir in bananas and chocolate.
  • Add wet mixture to dry and stir well. 
  • Spoon into muffin cases.
  • Bake 20 – 25 mins until well risen and golden.

This recipe can be Fairtrade and local if you use locally produced free-range eggs, milk and butter

 

Breakfast Muffins

Click here to download an extra recipe.

 

All About Fairtrade

Launching on Saturday 20th February 2021

 

Fairtrade Unboxing

Launching on Monday 1st March 2021

 

EcoExtravaganza 2020 - Playback

Please click on the list drop-down to pick your video.

 

 

Fairtrade At the University of Bradford

Click here to find out more.

 

Donation

 

Vision Competition (5-25 year olds)

Schools in Shipley have been invited to send copies of any entries to Shipley Fairtrade by email to Caroline Firth or via Twitter. There is chocolate as prizes up for grabs. 

 

Saltaire Pillar Boxes

Also in Saltaire a few pillar boxes will sport Fairtrade shower caps from 22nd February. Keep a look out for them!

 

15 Years of the Fairtrade Zone

Fairtrade Zone Five Year Anniversary in 2011.From Karen Palframan, chair of Bradford Fairtrade Zone:

This Fairtrade Fortnight, we mark fifteen years of the Bradford Fairtrade Zone.

Bradford wants to include a focus on Ghana – we did this 10 years ago when the Zone celebrated 5 years of its Fairtrade status on the 6th March 2011. 6th March is also Ghana Independence Day. 10 years ago we had 2 visiting Kuapa Kokoo cocoa farmers on a UK tour with Divine, and had many events with them around the district. One of these was our 5th anniversary celebration at the Cathedral on 6th March 2011.

There was a Fairtrade themed morning service followed by Fairtrade Zone 5th anniversary cake cutting by the cocoa farmers and the then Lord Mayor, Cllr Peter Hill, and his wife. On the left is Fatima Ali who is now the president of the Kuapa Kokoo National Executive Council which represents 100,000 cocoa farmers in Ghana; a real story of women’s empowerment if ever there was one. Divine is part owned by Kuapa which supplies Fairtrade certified cocoa. We also announced the winner of Bradford District’s ‘Divine Woman’ award - Sarah Hinton from SHINE.

For our 15th anniversary, the Zone has sponsored a Fairtrade-themed music event and talk from Ghana on 26th Feb. This is part of Fairtrade Yorkshire’s free online ’Fairtrade Connections’ community arts festival for Fairtrade Fortnight. Join us to hear songs by Richard Wiafe, a young Ghanaian musician who works for Fairtrade fruit company Golden Exotics Ltd (GEL). Richard is also a student and his university studies are being funded by some of GEL’s Fairtrade Premium funds. Find the booking link for this, and all the other free festival events, on www.fairtradeyorkshire.org.uk

 

How to buy Fairtrade and Locally

Here are some examples of places where you can buy your items ahead of our Big Fairtrade Breakfast, plus many other Fairtrade things.

 

Premcrest UK
Premcrest Ltd York Street Fairweather Green West Yorkshire BD8 0HR
Phone: +44 (0) 1274 481 481

Casa Espresso
U5 Briar Rhydding House, Otley Road, Shipley, BD17 7JW
Office hours: Mon-Fri 9.00am – 5.30pm. Call on: 01274 595841

Booker Wholesale
4 Shearbridge Road, Bradford, BD7 1NA
Phone: 01274 332600
Web: www.booker.co.uk

FT Foundation’s wholesale national purchasing guide

 

Supermarkets

 

Other Sources

 

Are you buying your Easter eggs?

Check out a new article all about the Top 12 Fairtrade Easter Eggs

 

Prayer for Trade Justice

Lord God, in the fields of the poor
Even when abundant fruits ripen,
Injustice sweeps them away,
And families hunger.

Help us to share
The fruits of Your bounty
So that all Your family may benefit
From Your gracious gifts.
Amen

(Based on Proverbs 13:23)

 

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