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Fairtrade Entrepreneurs!

Year 6 at Abbey Park Primary Academy are starting a new topic this term: ‘Trade and Economics’ and fairandfunky were asked to run a ‘wow’ workshop to kick start the topic, introduce Fairtrade and put trade into practice by making things to sell at the forthcoming Christmas Fair! We leapt at the opportunity.   All […]

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Rice Recipe – Use Your LOAF!

We re-launched the 90kg Rice Challenge in September and working with festivals, churches, schools and Fairtrade groups we  have already sold 243kg of Kilombero Rice. THANK YOU!   Our friends at Fairtrade Penistone have joined the challenge and are encouraging their community to use their LOAF as they cook! They’ve kindly given us permission to […]

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fairandfunky needs YOU!

fairandfunky was established as a Community Interest Company in 2012, to deliver creative workshops to schools and community groups on issues of local and global sustainability: Fairtrade, recycling and the environment. We also run events, manage an on-line and pop-up shop, and facilitate conferences for both primary and secondary schools. As fairandfunky embarks on the […]

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Fairtrade Rugby Balls are HERE!

To celebrate the Fairtrade Rugby Ball mini arriving in the fairandfunky online shop we invite Angus Coull from Bala Sport to tell you why it’s all gone egg-shaped at Bala Sport!   “After nearly 4 years of only making round balls, we’re really excited to now have egg-shaped ones too. After extensive testing the Bala Sport Fairtrade […]

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The fairandfunky Sustainable Schools Conference – A Review

The fairandfunky Sustainable Schools Conference, held at IMWS Centre in Batley, welcomed schools from across Yorkshire to learn about local and global sustainability in creative workshops from Grow To School, Pockets Theatre, LoveBread CIC and fairandfunky; giving lots of ideas and inspiration to take back to school and take action!   All fairandfunky workshops and […]

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Fairtrade Conference 2018 For Secondary Schools

BOOK NOW for the fairandfunky Fairtrade Conference for Secondary Schools! The fairandfunky Fairtrade Conference for Schools brings together Secondary Schools from across Yorkshire to ignite enthusiasm and interest in both pupils and teachers for local and global sustainability.   The conference will link with the Eco-Schools programme and Fairtrade Schools Award, providing evidence for each […]

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Rice Challenge 2017 – An Alternative Harvest

The fairandfunky rice challenge is BACK! Each year we take on the 90kg rice challenge from our partners Just Trading Scotland – to sell at least 90kg of kilombero rice from Malawi. Why 90kg? Because when a farmer sells 90kg of rice they earn enough to send their children to school for a year.   […]

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Rice Challenge – Henry Kalomba’s Story

Each year we 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 secondary school for a year. As we launch the rice challenge again this year, with […]

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Rice Challenge – Patience Bertha Hara’s Story

Each year we 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 secondary school for a year. As we launch the rice challenge again this year, with the […]

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Rice Challenge – Susen Ntende’s Story

Each year we 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 secondary school for a year. As we launch the rice challenge again this year, with the […]

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Rice Challenge – Abdul Phiri’s Story

Each year we 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 secondary school for a year.  As we launch the rice challenge again this year, with […]

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Rice Challenge – Kenson Silungwe’s Story

Each year we 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 secondary school for a year. As we launch the rice challenge again this year, with the […]

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An Alternative Harvest for Schools – Rice Challenge

Did you know that a rice farmer from Malawi needs to sell 90kg of rice to be able to afford to send their child to school for a year?   We’d like to invite your school to take part in the fairandfunky 90kg rice challenge – in which your school uses enterprise to sell 90kg […]

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Play Fair at the Fairtrade Football Fun Day!

The fairandfunky Fairtrade Football Fun Day welcomed Primary Schools from across Kirklees to Honley High School for an afternoon of football and Fairtrade focussed games, activities and co-operative learning. 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 make […]

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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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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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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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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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