Archive for July, 2021

Traidcraft Impact Report

Traidcraft has been one of the pioneers of fair trade since it started in 1979. Many of us first encountered fair trade at church stalls and the Traidcraft brand and business model has been strong for over 40 years in fair trade shops and community stalls around the UK.

Working with Fairtrade they have produced a really interesting report about the £23,900 in Fairtrade premiums that Traidcraft customers have generated just in the last year, how your purchases contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals and what the premium is doing in the specific area of tea.

Read the report by clicking the link below:

Traidcraft PLC Report_Public

Posted on July 27th, 2021 by Fairtrade Yorkshire News

Fairtrade banana peloton back in action as part of Cathedral Cycle Rally

Thursday 3 June was World Bicycle Day and the Fairtrade Yorkshire banana peloton – famous from this video from the Tour de France’s visit to Yorkshire in 2014  was back in action as part of a 20 strong cycle relay on the leg between Bradford Cathedral and Wakefield Cathedral. The journey is part of the Cathedrals Cycle Route which takes in over 2,000 miles and visits all 42 of England’s Anglican cathedrals. The circular route starts and ends at Newcastle Cathedral with Truro as the furthest point to the South. Yorkshire is well represented with Ripon, York, Bradford, Wakefield and Sheffield Cathedrals all featuring.

The photo above was taken at Wakefield Cathedral and shows the Dean of Wakefield Cathedral greeting the Fairtrade banana (our friend Mike de Villiers of Baildon Fairtrade). The ride was part of a relay of cyclists aiming to visit all 42 cathedrals in 42 days. The baton passed from Bradford to Wakefield and on to Sheffield and beyond.

For more information about the route see the Cycling UK website.

And if this story has inspired to join in with others on long distance routes you can join the Young Christian Climate Network on their walk from the G7 in Cornwall to COP26 in Glasgow.

The route takes in walking routes between Sheffield, Marsden, Huddersfield, Leeds Tadcaster, York and Ripon in September.

Click here to seethe route and join them if you can.


Posted on July 12th, 2021 by Fairtrade Yorkshire News