Welcome to the Shropshire Fairtrade Coalition website, to all our many readers, new and not so new
The Shropshire Fairtrade Coalition is a group of individuals, organisations and businesses from around Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin whose aim is to help promote Fairtrade. After a two year campaign Shropshire, including Telford & Wrekin, gained Fairtrade County status from the Fairtrade Foundation in 2007, and this was renewed in 2008 and again in 2011 and again in Fairtrade Fortnight 2013. Shropshire's Fairtrade County status will be reviewed every two years. We work with towns to help them gain Fairtrade status and businesses and organisations who want to offer and support Fairtrade products. Follow our history in Coalition Photos from 2006-2013. (or go straight to the most recent)
Please click on any of the links above or below to find out more about Fairtrade, what it is and what's going on in Shropshire.
Tuesday 29 July Big Cheque handover for Jo
Traidcraft chief executive Mags Vaughan visiting Shrewsbury to receive cheque in memory of Jo Pattison, more in News and Events
Shrewsbury Food Festival Saturday 28 June and Sunday 29 June, The Quarry, Shrewsbury, even bigger and better than last year! More in News and Events
Fairtrade Fortnight 2014 Monday 24 February - Sunday 9 March "Stick with Foncho to make Bananas Fair". Did you follow the Fantastic Fairtrade Banana Smoothie Bike on its travels round Shropshire ? More in News and Events
Pancake Day/Shrove Tuesday falls in Fairtrade Fortnight, how many Fairtrade toppings can you find? More in News and Events.
Social Media. We now tweet, so follow us! @ShropsFairtrade
We had a great Fairtrade Fortnight 2013, from Monday 25 February until Sunday 10 March. We were privileged to have a visit from a Costa Rican Fairtrade Coffee farmer, Gerardo Arias Camacho, to Shropshire in Fairtrade Fortnight. He then departed for Cheshire and Herefordshire before returning to Costa Rica, and he was and is inspirational. More in News and Events.