Despite the snow, we had a great turnout to meet the producer Marcial Quinteroof Coobana Fairtrade banana co-operative in Panama. As well as speaking to lots of people as part of the fairtrade coffee morning Marcial also met Macclesfield MP David Rutley and received a Macclesfield Town football shirt.
How Fairtrade made a “Mega-Revolution in our lives”.
11 am, Saturday 3rd March, Macclesfield Library (Part of the Fairtrade Coffee Morning, 9.30 to 12.00)
26th February – 11th March
Choose Fairtrade products and help to close the door on exploitation and open a door to opportunity for farmers and producers across the globe to trade their way out of poverty.
Macclesfield Fairtrade Town Group invites you to join us at events during Fairtrade Fortnight 2018
Macclesfield has successfully renewed Fairtrade Town status for two years, following its ongoing commitment to promoting Fairtrade principles.
Macclesfield’s Fairtrade Steering Group revealed its plans to promote Fairtrade to more community groups and businesses in the area by taking part in campaigns, including the UK-wide Fairtrade Fortnight at the end of February.
On Tuesday 24th October members of Macclesfield Fairtrade Town Group met with Sainsbury’s local store manager to present him with a letter signed by many Macclesfield Fairtrade supporters expressing their concern about Sainsbury’s recent move to drop the Fairtrade certification from their Red Label tea replacing it with their own “Fairly Traded” scheme.
Take a look at what we’re doing to mark Fairtrade Fortnight 2017.
Please note: Macc Library will be closed on Friday 10th and Saturday 11th March for construction work. There’s no change to the Coffee Morning but it does mean the Primary School Poster Display will end early.
This year’s theme:
Put Fairtrade in your break, take exploitation out. Read more here.
Take a look at what we have planned for this February’s Fairtrade Fortnight.
Dire standards in the tea industry
Last week the World Bank confirmed standards in the industry remain dire as it published a report on the second biggest tea producer in India, a company almost 50% controlled by Tata, the giant Indian multinational that owns the Tetley Tea brand.
Find out more here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-37936349
– and send an email to your favourite brand to let them know that you care about tea workers’ working and living conditions.
Visit the Grosvenor Centre until 2nd April 2016 to see Fairtrade works of art, created by local school children to celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight 2016.
Here’s the press release.
Many thanks to Grosvenor for their support.
Macclesfield Parish FC plays in the South Manchester and Cheshire Christian Football League (SMCCFL).