Category Archives: Fairtrade events

Pop-up shop photos

Pop-up shop photos

A reminder of all the fantastic Fairtrade vendors that took part in our first ever Pop-up shop in West Ealing between Monday 24th February – Saturday 1st March:

  • Divine chocolate – A range of flavours from the Fairtrade chocolate company which is 45% owned by cocoa farmers in Ghana
  • fonsa.org.uk – A charitable trust supporting the town of Nablus and surrounding areas in the West Bank
  • Handicrafts from Colombia – Handmade native, bohemian and tribal inspired jewellery
  • Live Fairtrade – Jewellery and bags from Tibet and Nepal
  • Love That Stuff – Fairtrade clothing, jewellery and homewares, from countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America
  • Mamacha – Fairly traded knitwear from Peru
  • Safricana – Fairly traded knitwear from South Africa
  • shared-interest.com– An alternative investment company which only lends to Fairtrade buyer and producer organisations
  • siwok.org.uk – Wooden handicrafts made by the Wichi Indians of Northern Argentina
  • traidcraft.co.uk – A wide range of Fairtrade foods and handicrafts from around the world
  • Urban Upcycle – beautiful phone and iPad cases made from repurposed fabrics
  • WOW bags – Bags made from recycled juice cartons in the Philippines

People and Planet meeting, Sunday 2nd March

People and Planet meeting, Sunday 2nd March

We’ve received this email from Enid Barron about a Fairtrade themed meeting at St Stephen’s Church in West Ealing:

This is just to let you know that there is a meeting of People and Planet this Sunday 2nd at 12,30pm. at St Stephen’s Church W13.  The theme is Fairtrade.

There will be a quiz (done as table teams so no-one need fear being put on the spot) and we will be introduced to some new Fairtrade products.

There will be time for a relaxed lunch together and to look at and discuss a Bible passage relevant to our theme.  If you wish to contribute to the bring and share lunch please could you try to include at least one Fairtrade ingredient in whatever you bring.

Music at the Fairtrade Pop Up Shop

Music at the Fairtrade Pop Up Shop

This Thursday, 27th February, the Fairtrade Pop Up Shop in West Ealing, 99 Broadway, is open from 10.00 am until 8.30 pm with live music to celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight:-

At 10.30 a Ukelele band from St Marks Primary School Hanwell will wake us all up and put us in the mood for a day’s shopping.

From 6.00 in the evening, Hilda Sibeck and Josh Fowley of the London College of Music will wind the day down with a mix of Latin, Jazz and Folk music. The shop will stay open until 8.30 pm with a range of stalls and a variety of Fairtrade foods to taste and try.

If you haven’t yet visited the Pop Up Shop, Thursday 27th is a very good day to do so! Please call in at any time – and bring your friends and family.

If you can’t make it on Thursday, the Fairtrade shop remains open on Friday 28th and Saturday 1st March from 10.00 until 6.00 pm. We’ll have more new stalls each day and on Saturday there will be face painting.

On Monday 3rd March, Tea Darling and Chara Creative will take over the Pop Up Shop. For more details see: www.ealing.gov.uk/info/200949/town_centre_and_area_regeneration/1645/west_ealing/2

Fairtrade shop open from this Monday!

Fairtrade shop open from this Monday!

The Fairtrade Pop Up Shop opens at 10.00 am on Monday 24th February at 99 The Broadway, West Ealing W13 9BP. To find it, head West along the Uxbridge Road from Sainsburys/West Ealing library and you will find it between The Cake Shop and Morrisons.

Each day there will be a different mix of stalls including:

  • Divine chocolate – A range of flavours from the Fairtrade chocolate company which is 45% owned by cocoa farmers in Ghana
  • fonsa.org.uk – A charitable trust supporting the town of Nablus and surrounding areas in the West Bank
  • Handicrafts from Colombia – Handmade native, bohemian and tribal inspired jewellery
  • Live Fairtrade – Jewellery and bags from Tibet and Nepal
  • Love That Stuff – Fairtrade clothing, jewellery and homewares, from countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America
  • Mamacha – Fairly traded knitwear from Peru
  • Safricana – Fairly traded knitwear from South Africa
  • shared-interest.com– An alternative investment company which only lends to Fairtrade buyer and producer organisations
  • siwok.org.uk – Wooden handicrafts made by the Wichi Indians of Northern Argentina
  • traidcraft.co.uk – A wide range of Fairtrade foods and handicrafts from around the world
  • WOW bags – Bags made from recycled juice cartons in the Philippines

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Each day we will have craft activities for children (and adults). These are free of charge, with all materials provided – just drop into the shop to take part.

You can also support the Make Bananas Fair campaign by signing the Fairtrade Foundation petition – find out more at: http://foncho.fairtrade.org.uk

 

On Thursday morning a Ukelele band from St Marks School Primary School in Hanwell will be performing in the shop and on Friday morning some more pupils from St Marks will be bringing their work on Fairtrade to display in the shop.

We are very pleased to confirm that on Thursday evening – 27th February – we will be open late, until 8.30 pm, for shopping, live music and a Fairtrade food tasting. Hilda Sibeck and Josh Fowley of the London College of Music will be performing and we’ll have a variety of Fairtrade nibbles for tasting. Entry is free of charge, so please join us – and bring your friends and family.

One Fairtrade Big Brew coming up

One Fairtrade Big Brew coming up

There will be a Fair Trade Big Brew (that’s tea and coffee not beer!) at St Mellitus Church in Hanwell on Wednesday March 5th from 11am – 4.30pm and on Saturday March 8th from 11am – 3pm.

Directions available at saintmellitushanwell.org.uk

Pop in for a cup of Fairtrade tea, coffee or juice and fairtrade snacks, learn about fair trade and buy Traidcraft fair trade food, gifts and cards.

Fairtrade coffee photos

Plans for our Pop Up Shop progress

Plans for our Pop Up Shop progress

Plans for the Fairtrade Pop Up Shop in West Ealing, 99 Broadway, are progressing fast and we can now confirm that the following businesses will be joining us during the week of Monday 24th February – Saturday 1st March.

  • Handicrafts from Colombia – Handmade native, bohemian and tribal inspired jewellery
  • Live Fairtrade – Jewellery and bags from Tibet and Nepal
  • Love That Stuff – Fairtrade clothing, jewellery and homewares, from countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America
  • Mamacha – Fairly traded knitwear from Peru
  • WOW bags
  • fonsa.org.uk – A charitable trust supporting the town of Nablus and surrounding areas in the West Bank
  • traidcraft.co.uk – A wide range of Fairtrade foods and handicrafts from around the world
  • Safricana – Fairly traded knitwear from South Africa
  • siwok.org.uk – Wooden handicrafts made by the Wichi Indians of Northern Argentina
  • shared-interest.com – An alternative investment company which only lends to Fairtrade buyer and producer organisations

Each day the shop will have a different mix of stalls.  On Thursday 27th and Friday 28th February, St Marks Primary School Hanwell will be joining us to demonstrate their musical talents and exhibit their work on Fairtrade.

Ealing Council’s website has more information on the pop up shops at ealing.gov.uk/popupshop.

Fairtrade Shop to Pop Up in West Ealing

Fairtrade Shop to Pop Up in West Ealing

We are very pleased to announce that during the first week of Fairtrade Fortnight (Monday 24th February – Saturday 1st March) Ealing Fairtrade Group will be hosting a Pop Up Fairtrade Shop in West Ealing, at 99 Broadway W13 9BP.

We are inviting a variety of different Fairtrade businesses to join us, and each day there will be a different combination of goods on sale – including fairly traded handicrafts, clothes, accessories, jewellery and gifts.

We are also asking local schoolchildren to show off their creative skills by contributing poems, stories, drama  and artwork on a Fairtrade theme for display and/or performance in the pop up shop.

These businesses have already confirmed that they will join us:

  • Live Fairtrade – Jewellery and bags from Tibet and Nepal
  • Love That Stuff – Fairtrade clothing, jewellery and homewares, from countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America
  • Mamacha – Fairly traded knitwear from Peru
  • WOW Bags  – A range of bags made from recycled juice cartons by a group of women in the Philippines

If you run a Fairtrade business and are interested in joining us for one or more days in the Pop Up Fairtrade Shop between 24th February and 1st March, please contact Jackie and Judith at info@ealingfairtrade.org.uk.

If you are a student, pupil, teacher, parent or carer in the Borough of Ealing, and would like to contribute to our Creative Corner, please also contact us at info@ealingfairtrade.org.uk.

Red crotchet necklace from lovethatstuff.co.uk.

Photos from Ealing Council’s Fairtrade craft fair

Photos from Ealing Council’s Fairtrade craft fair

Ealing Council held a Fairtrade craft fair at Perceval House council offices on the 10th and 11th December. Below are some photos taken by Jackie Whitaker of the beautiful items on sale.

Love That Stuff is a fairtrade shop in Brighton selling a variety of fairly traded clothes, accessories and homewares. The products come from different countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America – www.lovethatstuff.co.uk

'Love that stuff' stall - www.lovethatstuff.co.uk

‘Love that stuff’ stall – www.lovethatstuff.co.uk

'Love that stuff' stall - www.lovethatstuff.co.uk

‘Love that stuff’ stall – www.lovethatstuff.co.uk

To me their crotchet jewellery, made by Indian women lacemakers paid a living wage plus a social premium for health, education and training, is particularly gorgeous. The necklace below is available from www.fairtradecrochet.com.

Crochet flower and button necklace mustard

Crochet flower and button necklace – http://www.fairtradecrochet.com

WoW bags stands for ‘Wonders of Waste’. These vibrant bags come from the Philippines and are made from empty juice cartons. They are sold in London by local Hanwell resident Angie Harris.

'Wonders of Waste' bags, sold by Angie Harris

‘Wonders of Waste’ bags, sold by Angie Harris

'Wonders of Waste' bags, sold by Angie Harris

‘Wonders of Waste’ bags, sold by Angie Harris

Mamacha sells fairly traded, high-quality Peruvian knitwear: www.mamacha.co.uk. The company provides reliable employment to women living in impoverished parts of Peru.

Mamacha stall, www.mamacha.co.uk

Mamacha stall, www.mamacha.co.uk

Mamacha stall, www.mamacha.co.uk

Mamacha stall, www.mamacha.co.uk

 

Celebration for 5 years of London being the world’s largest Fairtrade city

Celebration for 5 years of London being the world’s largest Fairtrade city

On October 21st Fairtrade volunteers, campaigners, and producers came together at City Hall to celebrate the five years that London has been certified a Fairtrade City. Through the work of companies and individuals and groups of all shapes and sizes in 23 boroughs across the capital, London is the largest Fairtrade city in the world. The event was celebratory and speakers spoke about their individual part in this momentous journey. There was food and drink, goody bags, lots of mixing and the fab celebration cake below from the Jane Asher cake shop, in association with Divine Chocolate.

Many thanks to Jane Asher, who have given Ealing Fairtrade Group lots of chocolate samples for our stall at the Questors Theatre on Sunday 3rd and Saturday 9th November.

Fairtrade London cake

Ealing Fairtrade Group stall at the ‘House and Garden’ plays, Questors Theatre, 3 and 9 November

Ealing Fairtrade Group stall at the ‘House and Garden’ plays, Questors Theatre, 3 and 9 November

House and Garden are two comedies performed simultaneously, one in the Playhouse and one in the Studio, with the actors moving between the two plays. (The audience stays put!) They follow the events of a village fete in the grounds of Teddy Platt’s house, whose life is unravelling while he’s being courted to become an MP.

You can see just one play or both of them, in any order, and there’s a special offer if you buy tickets for both at the same time. Suitable for ages 10+ (mild sexual suggestion, thunder and lightning).

There’ll also be a real fete between the special matinee/evening performances on Sunday 3 November – Ealing Fairtrade Group will have a Fairtrade stall with samples and items to buy. You can come to the FETE for free if you are not going to the play – so come on down and support us!

Date: Sunday 3rd November, 4:45 – 7.30 pm
Event address: Questors Theatre, 12 Mattock Lane, Ealing W5 5BQ

Fairtrade questors poster

Questors A4