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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

 

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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.

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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.

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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)

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AGM of Fairtrade Guernsey

Fairtrade Guernsey Steering Group
Annual General Meeting
to be held on Thursday 25 January 2018,
7.00pm at St Martin’s Community Centre.
All those interested in promoting Fairtrade welcome.
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Fairtrade Fortnight 2018

 

“FAIRTRADE—MEN’S BIG BREAKFAST 50”

Saturday 24 February, 8.30 a.m. @ Les Cotils.

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

Les Rocquettes Hotel, Les Gravees, St Peter Port offering a “Special Fairtrade Menu” for the Fortnight.

Fairtrade Menu 2018 Les Rocquettes Hotel

Sat 3 March

Fairtrade Guernsey Fundraising Quiz. 7.00 p.m. at St Martin’s Community Centre

Fri 9 March

Profile Profile Mahyana Updated

Fairtrade visitors arrive. Mahyana Sari, the visiting producer is the secretary of the Arinagata Cooperative, who produce coffee in Sumatra, Indonesia.

Fairtrade Fortnight

Fairtrade Fortnight is an action-packed highlight of the year, when campaigners, businesses, schools and places of worship show their support for the farmers and workers who grow our food in developing countries.

Fairtrade Fortnight 2018: Monday 26 February – Sunday 11 March

‘For hundreds of years, we were taught to serve, to be workers. Now with Fairtrade, we are entrepreneurs’

Marcial Quintero, member of Coobana, a Fairtrade banana co-operative in Panama.

It’s a scandalous reality that millions of farmers and workers are still being ripped off despite working hard to provide the products we love. Unfairness in global trade is rooted in centuries of exploitation.

Yet across the globe, Marcial and hard-working producers like him are unravelling this legacy. They’re fighting for a fair deal, supported by Fairtrade, earning their way out of poverty and transforming their communities.

Together we’re stronger, and more people choosing, sharing and shouting about Fairtrade in the UK means more power to producers like Marcial to break the stranglehold of poverty prices.

There’s never been a more important time to stand with producers through Fairtrade – to protect the progress you’ve achieved alongside them, and to welcome more people – supporters, producers, businesses – into Fairtrade.

This Fairtrade Fortnight, stand with farmers like Marcial to close the door on exploitation, and welcome more people into Fairtrade.

‘Before joining Fairtrade we didn’t see any benefits, development or profit. The price we received per box wasn’t enough to cover our costs – and for 17 years it didn’t change. Since starting with Fairtrade, it’s made a mega-revolution in our lives.’ Marcial Quintero, Coobana