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Steering Group Meeting – Thursday 3 May 2018

The next meeting of the Fairtrade Guernsey Steering Group will be held on Thursday 3 May 2018, 7.30 p.m., at Capelles Community Centre. (Main church building close to Hautes Capelles School, St Sampson’s).

Anyone interested in the work of Fairtrade is welcome to attend.

For any further details please contact the Secretary, Steve Mauger, on 728064 / email: stevemauger@cwgsy.net

 

Events News

Fashion Revolution Day 2018

Since the first Fashion Revolution Day five years ago, millions of people have taken action, and companies are starting to act too. Over 150 brands have published the locations of the factories where their clothes are made, and hundreds of factories are safer places to work.

But there’s still a long way to go. The majority of the roughly 75 million people who work to make our clothes continue to live in poverty, unable to afford life’s basic necessities. Many are subject to exploitation; verbal and physical abuse, working in unsafe and dirty conditions, with very little pay. 80% are women between the ages of 18 and 35.

Support Fashion Revolution Week by asking brands who made your clothes, and of course, ask others to do the same. It’s easy to do, and you’ll find much more information at www.fairtrade.co.uk

In the world of clothing, Fairtrade is best known for bringing a better deal to cotton farmers, at the start of the garment supply chain. The Fairtrade Textile Standard is a new initiative to bring Fairtrade benefits across the entire garment sector.

Watch the brand new film Unravelling the Thread, which shines a light on the dark side of the fashion industry, and shows the role consumers can play.

Events Fairtrade Fortnight Supporters

St John’s Church got in on the action……

St John’s Church Monday Afternoon Group celebrated Fairtrade Fortnight 2018 –
Everyone was given a copy of the Fair Trade Covenant, also copies of recipes for Fairtrade Chocolate Sponge and Chocolate Brownies.
A good turnout and we also showed various Fair Trade films and the Fair Trade song, which everyone sang along to and was fun!

Events Fairtrade Fortnight Supporters

Annual Fairtrade Guernsey Quiz a great success yet again……

Many complimentary comments received, including:

“We really enjoyed the Quiz last night and were very impressed with the meal and the atmosphere of the whole evening.”

Fairtrade Guernsey Quiz
2018 Raffle Prizes.
Some super prizes kindly donated, including the following:

Voucher from The Lavender Rooms Salon
£25.00 voucher from Mint
Family Cinema Voucher from Beau Sejour
£100 meal voucher for Da Nello from Artex Guernsey
Peter le Vasseur has kindly donated 2 smaller prints
A luxury M&S Fairtrade food hamper from M&S
A £10.00 voucher from Forest Stores
£30 Marks & Spencer Gift Card from Lovell Ozanne and Partners
Box of Divine Fairtrade Dark Chocolate Thins from Hansa
A luxury Fairtrade Hamper from KPMG
3 x DVD set – The Occupation from The Occupation Museum
Peter le Vasseur has kindly donated 1 large print
Fairtrade Meal Voucher for two from Les Rocquettes Hotel
Fairtrade Easter egg from Fairtrade Guernsey
Peter le Vasseur has kindly donated 1 medium size print
Ladies purse from a supporter
Box of chocolates from a supporter
Box of chocolates from a supporter

Our thanks to –
all donors for their generous support and for all who buy tickets for the raffle
Sean McManus and his Quiz Team
St. Martin’s Community Centre
……. and the many Fairtrade cake makers!

Special thanks to our supporters throughout the year and for donating food and drink for the evening –
The Channel Islands Co-operative Society
Guernsey Dairy
Mondomundi
Randalls
Fiona Richmond (Chutney)

The Fairtrade Guernsey Steering Group.

Events Fairtrade Fortnight News

Professor Kevin Bales CMG, an expert on modern day slavery, speaking at a special evening to launch Fairtrade Fortnight 2018

Mon 26 Feb 2018 “Come on in ….. and open more doors to Fairtrade”

7.30 p.m. Professor Kevin Bales CMG, an expert on modern day slavery, speaking at a special evening to launch Fairtrade Fortnight 2018 at Les Cotils.

Free admission, but you are requested to reserve your place by emailing info@fairtradeguernsey.com

Fairtrade poster for 26 Feb 2018 (1)