Posts in Category: Great things we’ve done


Rotavator for Howard in Malawi!

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We’ve just received this picture of Howard with the new rotavator in Malawi. This time last year Howard visited Leicester from a smallholder farmers association in Northern Malawi. Howard is a farmer growing rice as a cash crop on his small farm. He told a packed audience in our shop in Leicester about the transformation… Read more »

Why ‘White Friday’?

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Despite only arriving in the UK two years ago, Black Friday has already become synonymous with both bargain price electricals and scenes of chaos and disorder. Here at Just Fair Trade we also have a sneaking suspicion that this new shopping phenomenon is compounding a situation in which consumers don’t really understand the value of… Read more »

Malawi Monday

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For me, meeting a farmer was the moment ‘fair trade’ shifted from being a great concept to a genuinely transformational movement. I’ve been aware of fair trade for over twenty years, and my personal commitment to buying fair trade where I could – and encouraging others to do the same – began long before I… Read more »

Buying fair trade for Ramadhan

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On Wednesday 3 June 2015, we hosted our very first Ramadhan shopping evening! For some time we’ve wanted to do more to support Muslim communities in Leicester, but we’d struggled to find the right opportunity. But this year the pieces came together! The focus of the evening was on ways in which individuals and communities could draw on fair… Read more »

Fairtrade Fortnight 2015

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We’re big fans of Fairtrade Fortnight here at Just Fair Trade! It gives us a great opportunity to boost our day-to-day commitment to fair trade with some fun events, promotions and activities. We also love the opportunity it gives us to both support the bigger picture work of the Fairtrade Foundation and enable local groups to… Read more »

Chocolate Week 2014

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It will come as no surprise to hear that when, in 2013, we discovered there’s a whole week dedicated to chocolate, we decided we had to be a part of it! Having caught on a bit late in the day last year, we were much more organised second time round, starting our planning over the… Read more »

The height of fashion!

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It’s been a couple of years since Just hosted a fashion show, so when we decided, back in the summer, that it was time to revisit a familiar event we wanted to make sure it would be an evening to remember! So on Saturday 11 October, around a hundred and fifty people converged on St… Read more »