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Plant for Bees!

This month is the ‘Great British Bee Count’ so we’ve invited our good friends at Seedball to the guest blog. To share how quick and easy it is to change the world with a seed…….   “Our gardens, window boxes and balconies are increasingly becoming the UK’s most significant wildlife haven – together this area […]

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Join us to Beat the Balsam!

You may have seen us on social media – getting in the River Holme and getting ready to ‘Beat The Balsam’ and you may have wondered why? All fairandfunky workshops look at ways each of us can take little steps to change the world; looking after local environments on our doorstep can do just that. […]

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Fairtrade Fortnight Conference at Halifax Minster

Halifax Minster opened its doors for the 2nd year running to 12 schools from across Kirklees and Calderdale on Friday 10th March, to celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight at the fairandfunky Fairtrade Conference.   Following welcomes and introductions the day began with a presentation from Holly Lynch MP who was delighted to welcome schools as part of […]

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Take a Break at the fairandfunky Conference for Secondary Schools

On March 2nd 2017 Honley High School opened its doors to celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight with Secondary Schools from across Yorkshire at the FIRST EVER fairandfunky Fairtrade Conference for Secondary Schools! And it won’t be the last!   The Conference brought schools together to inspire students and teachers to get involved with Fairtrade back at their […]

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Huddersfield Schools ‘Take a Break’ for Fairtrade Fortnight!

The Creative Media and Studio School opened its doors for the 3rd year running to 10 schools from across Kirklees on Friday 3rd March, to celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight at the fairandfunky Fairtrade Conference.   Following welcomes and introductions the day began with a presentation from fairandfunky: Did you know you can all take little steps […]

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Fairtrade Matters to Social Progress

We’re delighted to welcome fairandfunky Conference Champions Social Progress to today’s Fairtrade Fortnight blog….   “Hello! We’re Janet Bebb and Esther Orridge from Social Progress Ltd. We are a Social Media Consultancy based in the heart of lovely Honley. We’re passionate about supporting Fairtrade and often use our social media to spread the word about how […]

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Stand Up for Farmers in Fairtrade School Uniform!

Here at fairandfunky we’re very proud to be partners with a number of Fairtrade organisations. We’re particularly proud of our partnership with Koolskools and encourage all schools we work with to embrace Fairtrade uniform. Today we welcome Andy from Koolskools to the guest blog for Fairtrade Fortnight so that you too can discover that affordable Fairtrade school uniform […]

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Fairtrade Makes a Difference

This Fairtrade Fortnight fairandfunky host three School Conferences and in today’s guest blog we invite fellow workshop provider Fair Grounds to blog about the work they do. Over to Nina……   “Fairtrade recognises and acts upon the fact that all people, no matter where they are born deserve to be valued and treated as equal. Article 23 […]

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Fairtrade Birthday Drinks with Suma Wholefoods

Here at fairandfunky we’re very proud to be partners with a number of Fairtrade organisations. We’ve worked with Suma Wholefoods over a number of years, and are delighted to welcome them as a fairandfunky Conference Champions this year and to the blog!  “As it’s our 40th year of being in business, Suma members were keen to get […]

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Bring Back Our Fairtrade Favourites!

With all the campaigner noise during Fairtrade Fortnight, it’s easy to think all our work is done…….far from it. Today we welcome Prof Bob Doherty (Professor of Marketing at The York Management School) to the guest blog with some considerable food for thought and a rallying call for more action!   “The fair trade movement […]

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Bringing Passion for Chocolate to the Classroom!

Fairtrade Fortnight has arrived! As we get ready for our three School Conferences we invite fellow workshop providers to blog about the work they do. This week we welcome David Greenwood-Haigh from Coeur de Xocolat to the guest blog…..   “I’m a qualified chef with more than 40 years’ experience working in hotels and the food industry. Five […]

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Put Fairtrade Into Your Break with Liberation

Here at fairandfunky we’re very proud to be partners with a number of Fairtrade organisations. We’ve worked with Liberation over a number of years, and are delighted to welcome their MD Kate Gaskell, to the guest blog for Fairtrade Fortnight! And hopefully you’ll be inspired to GO NUTS for Fairtrade:   “Liberation Foods was founded in 2007 when […]

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Fair Play for Fairtrade in the Beautiful Game

Here at fairandfunky we’re friends with a number of Fairtrade organisations. We’re particularly proud of our friendship with Bala Sport UK and to date have ordered 100 of their customised Fairtrade balls! Today we welcome joint MD Angus Coull from Bala Sport to the guest blog for Fairtrade Fortnight to share why Fairtrade footballs need help!   “Football […]

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Half Term SCRAPtastic Craft Ideas

It’s Half Term! And it’s February, we can’t guarantee sunshine and warmth so we thought we’d give you some SCRAPtastic crafts to have a go with…..   Love Food Hate Waste? What about using your old cardboard packaging from cereal boxes, tea bags, biscuit bars and more to create hanging mobiles……   A love heart, […]

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Finding hope in Fairtrade in Guatemala and El Salvador

fairandfunky work closely with a number of MPs in our region. We regularly communicate on social media and often meet to share thoughts and petition them for action. We learn from their experiences and give advice when required. As instigators of the APPG for Fairtrade we have developed our relationship with Holly Lynch MP and […]

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Ideas for Fairtrade Fortnight in Schools!

Here at fairandfunky we’re very proud to be partners with a number of Fairtrade organisations. We’ve worked with Traidcraft over a number of years, and are delighted to welcome them as a fairandfunky Conference Partner, and to the blog! We’re often asked for ideas for school assemblies, activities, tuck shops – look no further:   […]

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Partners in Fairtrade: Working Together to Change The World

As Fairtrade Fortnight approaches and we get ready for our three School Conferences we invite fellow workshop providers to blog about the work they do. This week we welcome Sam McKay from Pockets Theatre to the guest blog…..   “Pockets Theatre is about to have its first birthday. We are a community arts and theatre company […]

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Time for a Fairtrade break? Time for CAKE!

As members of Holme Valley Fairtrade and Kirklees Fairtrade it’s been Fairtrade AGM time for fairandfunky this week!   Every AGM should be accompanied by cake…..especially Fairtrade Cake, and when this photo was shared on social media BAFTS asked for a recipe……..   HUGE thank you to Kirklees Catering for the original recipe, it’s actually […]

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SCRAP that year! Recycle your rubbish!

Another year, another series of SCRAPtastic after school club begins! And this year fairandfunky have a residency at NABB School in Holmfirth.   Around 20 children from reception to Year 6 join us every week to recycle their rubbish and create something new, from something old. We have made yoghurt pot puppets, plastic bottle piggy […]

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Back to School with Chocolate and Fairtrade

It’s back to school for fairandfunky! And last week we joined Beech Primary School in Huddersfield to kick start their project on Africa with a Chocolate and Fairtrade workshop.   All fairandfunky workshops encourage participants to look at the world around them and empower people of all ages with the knowledge that their actions can […]

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A Make Or Break Year for Fairtrade?

Delighted to welcome Holly Lynch MP as our first guest blogger of 2017. Holly is the MP for Halifax and has worked with fairandfunky on numerous occasions, bringing Fairtrade into the heart of her community in Halifax and in Parliament.    Here Holly considers the challenges and opportunities for Fairtrade in, what she describes as, […]

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Christmas SCRAPtastic Crafts

With Christmas Day still nearly a week away we’ve put together a few little SCRAPtastic Christmas Crafts ideas to keep you and perhaps more importantly, the children, occupied.   All fairandfunky SCRAPtastic crafts use recycled materials that you can find around the home: don’t throw it away – make something! You could use paint, and […]

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Secondary Schools Fairtrade Conference

Bookings for The fairandfunky Fairtrade Conference for Secondary Schools on Thursday 2nd March 2017 at Honley High School are OPEN!   Please click here to download a booking form for your school.   Exclusively for Secondary Schools across Yorkshire and the North, the fairandfunky Conference: ‘Take a break with Fairtrade’ invites schools to bring up 10 delegates to […]

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Join the fairandfunky Fairtrade Conference in Huddersfield

Bookings for The fairandfunky Fairtrade Conference for Schools: ‘Take a Break with Fairtrade’ on Friday 3rd March 2017 at The Creative Media and Studio School are OPEN!   Click here to download your booking form!   The fairandfunky Fairtrade Conference: ‘Take a Break with Fairtrade’ brings together Primary Schools from across Kirklees to celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight. The conference will […]

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Fairtrade Conference at Halifax Minster

Bookings for The fairandfunky Fairtrade Conference for Schools: ‘Take a Break with Fairtrade’ on Friday 10th March 2017 at Halifax Minster are OPEN!   Click here to download your booking form!   The fairandfunky Fairtrade Conference: ‘Take a Break with Fairtrade’ brings together Primary Schools from across Calderdale to celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight. The conference will ignite […]

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Ethical Consumers to Change The World

As Christmas approaches and the shopping lists are written we thought it was a good time to share this challenging blog from Joanna Pollard – Chair of BAFTS. Her call to think about where our products come from is one we should all be listening to……   “Friday 30 September saw the latest annual conference […]

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Chocolate To Cherish – a Chocolate Week blog

To celebrate Chocolate Week we hear from Divine**  – the chocolate company with a heart. Read here how they work to connect communities, and change the world.   “Chocolate is one of the world’s favourite treats – and its popularity is growing as emerging nations discover its many delights.  So how is cocoa supply going to […]

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The Rice Challenge is Back!

Each year fairandfunky take on the 90kg rice challenge from our partners Just Trading Scotland. The challenge is to sell 90kg of rice – because when a farmer sells 90kg of rice they can afford to send their children to school for a year.   Working with schools, churches, youth clubs and individuals the rice […]

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Back to School with a Fairtrade Breakfast!

Show You Care about fair trade with a Traidcraft Breakfast Club!   Caroline Hardaker is the Schools Co-ordinator at Traidcraft, and we’ve invited her to tell you about how easy it is to integrate Breakfast Clubs and fair trade in schools, and all the while learning about world culture.   Hi everyone! Traidcraft is the UK’s […]

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Fairtrade Football Project

A unique partnership opportunity to bring Fairtrade footballs to schools in Kirklees!    We’re looking for partners to launch a unique Fairtrade football project. And bring Fairtrade footballs into communities!   The fairandfunky Fairtrade football project brings cooperative learning, global citizenship and football together for Primary Schools across Kirklees. In each project five schools* will each […]

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