Fairtrade Birmingham Blog

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Read our latest news and campaign messages, and find out what’s going on with Fairtrade in our Fairtrade City and the wider world.

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Fairtrade Flagship employers Wanted

Birmingham celebrated 10 years of being a Fairtrade City in 2015 and Fairtrade Birmingham (the organisation that maintains the City’s Fairtrade status) is looking for Fairtrade Employers willing to become Flagship Fairtrade Employers for the City. To become a Fairtrade Employer you need to ensure that Fairtrade products are used in the workplace (i.e. tea […]

Supplier in the Spotlight

I have been working with Auroville Papers based in  Pondicherry, South India for nearly two years now and a result a very humbling experience. They pride themselves on the quality and creativity of their products which are also produced in an ethical way. They are renowned for making exceptionally gorgeous notebooks and sketch books made […]

10 Years of Fairtrade in Birmingham Celebration

We are celebrating 10 years of FAIRTRADE Birmingham and our City renewal, with a celebration evening at Carrs Lane Methodist Church on Wednesday 14th October at 6.00 p.m (Refreshments provided). Please come and join us for our renewal ceremony awarding the people of Birmingham the Fairtrade renewal. This promises to be a vibrant evening of […]


  You are warmly invited to the official launch of Peace Hub, a new centre opened by Central England Quakers. What is Peace Hub? Quakers believe that a just and peaceful world is possible if we work together to make change in our own lives and to build local, national and international structures that support peace & justice. […]

An Appeal from Traidcraft

Margaret Sentamu rallies churchgoers to show they care this Christmas. Margaret Sentamu is urging churches throughout the country to show they care this festive season and send a personal Christmas greeting to marginalised members of their community. The campaign is spearheaded by the UK’s leading fair trade organisation Traidcraft, which has launched Charity Christmas Card […]

Harvest Festival

This Harvest Festival we are asking Faith-Groups of all kinds, to hold small-scale producers, farmers and agricultural workers and their families in their prayers. We are asking you to think local and to think global, because our local farmers and producers and those in far away lands, equally deserve our thoughts and where possible our […]

FAB meeting announced

Our next FAB meeting will be at 5.30 at the Council House on Tuesday 23rd September. At the meeting we will set meetings until the end of the year and into the new year. We want to consider alternative venues, returning to City Council offices Quarterly with regular meetings at Birmingham City Council offices at Lancaster circus. […]

Is Fairtrade relevant ?

Fairtrade has never claimed to be a panacea for everything from Climate change to poverty alleviation but what it does, is to raise consciousness in the masses, that there is an alternative model for business. Though Fairtrade originated as a charitable model, it’s method and mode of operation has changed over the years with more […]