Posts in Category: People


Women’s Empowerment through Fairtrade

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Esther is an inspirational women to spend time with, I was lucky enough to do that last week. One could say that she is a living example of women’s empowerment. Esther is the chair of the Kabng’etuny Women in Coffee Association, a Co-op of 300 women in Kericho Kenya East Africa.  I’m sure many of… Read more »

Meet the Women who Grow your Morning Coffee

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A story of gender equality, coffee and climate change. Monday 6th March 2017 5.30pm to 7.30pm City Hall, 115 Charles Street Leicester, LE1 1FZ Fairtrade Leicester presents an evening with Esther Koskei, Chairlady of the Kabng’etuny Women in Coffee Association in Kenya. Come and meet this inspiring woman farmer and listen as she shares with… Read more »

Join Our Happy Team of Volunteers!

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At Just we are dependant on our team of volunteers who work alongside our paid staff undertaking all aspects of retail work. We would really like to welcome new volunteers over the summer. We usually have about 20 volunteers working with us on a week by week basis. We have had many volunteers who have… Read more »

Louise to start exciting new job!

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Louise leaves us to take on exciting new job. We’re really sad to see her leave. She has been a great asset to us here at Just and she will be truly missed. She has been a hard working member of the team who has challenged us to always do our best and has been… Read more »

Meet Mohammed Hamada

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Mohammed Hamada is a father of 7, born and brought up in the beautiful ancient village of Burqin. Burqin is home to 6000 people, who between them farm over 19,000 dunums*. Known locally as “Arous Falastin”, or “Palestine’s bride”, in Christian tradition it is here that Jesus is said to have performed the miracle of… Read more »

The Four Faces of the 90kg Rice Challenge

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Our Malawi evening on Monday 22 June brought together, almost by accident, four people who embody the 90kg Rice Challenge – the farmer (Howard), the importer (John Riches of JTS), the retailer (Kerry of Just Fair Trade) and the campaigner (Rosemary of the Hinckley and Bosworth Fairtrade Forum). The farmer Back home in Karonga, northern… Read more »

Saying thank you to Kath!

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Kath Lawson-West has been one of Just Fair Trade’s staunchest supporters since the very beginning! Back in November 1996 she was a Traidcraft rep, selling fair trade products in her church, St Mary and All Saints, Stoughton; her decision to get involved in our very first short let shop that Christmas led to an almost… Read more »