Fair Trade fayreInterested in Fair Trade products? This weekend, Loughborough are hosting their very own Fair Trade Fayre at the Town Hall, in the Victoria Room on Saturday 7th November from 10:00 – 3:30.

The list of stallholders this year include delicious edibles from ‘Alethia Foods’ and ‘Zaytoun’; gifts and jewellery from ‘Created’, ‘Traidcraft’, ‘Elefair’ and ‘Waywood Fairtrade’; bath and body treats from ‘Neal’s Yard’ . . . plus brand new stallholders including Fairtrade footballs from Bala Sport, buttons, beads and baskets from Injabulo, hats, bags and scarves from Equality Ethical Trading, and the UK’s only Fairtrade farmer owned nut company, Liberation Foods.

Label spoke to Jenny Drury, Chair of Charnwood Action for Fairtrade, to find out more:

“This year we have an even greater range of Fairtrade and ethical crafts, gifts, accessories and foods, thanks to our new stallholders. We’ll have everything from football to fashion, jams to jewellery! The Fayre is a great way to buy some high quality and unusual Christmas gifts and treats – whilst also helping producers and farmers in developing countries. So come along and experience for yourself the high quality and vast range of fairly traded goods now available.”

If you’d like the chance to purchase unusual gifts and food that has been fairly traded, this is the fair for you. You can check out the Facebook event here. The event usually attracts around 1,000 shoppers throughout the day; you can find out more by contacting Charnwood Action For Fairtrade via charnwoodfairtrade@tiscali.co.uk. There is no entry fee, so pop along and see what it’s all about, it is sure to make a nice change from your average post- FND Saturday morning, right?

Photo supplied by Jenny Drury


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