Newcastle Fairtrade Partnership

Newcastle Fairtrade Partnership

 

What is Fairtrade?

Stalls and banners at the Fairtrade Fashion Show for Fairtrade Fortnight 2013.

Supporting Fairtrade in Newcastle means supporting both farmers and workers overseas, and local businesses and organisations here in Newcastle who sell Fairtrade goods. It also helps tackle climate change by supporting producers in areas of the world affected by it to plant trees, protect soils, and diversify their crops, so that they can continue to farm and support their families. Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world who produce products like coffee, tea, sugar, cotton, flowers, honey, or fruit. 

With Fairtrade you have the power to change the world every day. With simple shopping choices you can get farmers a better deal. And that means they can make their own decisions, control their future and lead the dignified life everyone deserves.

Newcastle is a Fairtrade City

When Newcastle became a Fairtrade City in 2003 we were one of the first cities in the country to achieve this, and we have kept up our status ever since. Here’s some more information about it:

Newcastle is a Fairtrade City! 

Fairtrade City status is awarded by the Fairtrade Foundation, which is the UK member of Fairtrade International (FLO), which is the standard setting and certification organisation for Fairtrade. The Fairtrade Foundation has  a wealth of information at www.fairtrade.org.uk.

Newcastle Fairtrade Partnership

In Newcastle the group that works to maintain our Fairtrade City status is known as the Newcastle Fairtrade Partnership. Each member is responsible for the delivery of our Fairtrade Action Plan and for encouraging other individuals and organisations to participate in Fairtrade activities. We are looking for new members from Newcastle community groups and businesses who support Fairtrade – if you’d like to join us, please email us at: fairtrade@newcastle.gov.uk 

Find us on Facebook here: Newcastle Fairtrade Partnership on Facebook 
 

Newcastle Fairtrade Partnership Meeting Dates 2021

The Newcastle Fairtrade Partnership will meet online via Microsoft Teams at these dates and times in 2021 - if you have questions about this, please do email us at fairtrade@newcastle.gov.uk​:

18th January at 2pm

22nd March at 2pm - AGM

12th July at 2pm

11th October at 2pm

Did you know?

Here's a history of Fairtrade in Newcastle and the North East:

Fairtrade in Newcastle upon Tyne

Need more information?

To get involved with Fairtrade in Newcastle, please contact us at: fairtrade@newcastle.gov.uk, or visit our Facebook page: Newcastle Fairtrade Partnership

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