Category Archives: Fairtrade Fortnight

20% off new palm oil cleaning products at the Pop-up shop!

The Selkirk Fairtrade Pop-up shop has a great introductory offer of 20% off on a range of organic palm oil cleaning products this week. This palm oil is produced sustainably by African smallholders, and has no detrimental effect on the … Continue reading

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High School Sculpts for Fairtrade

S1 and S2 students at Selkirk High School created sculptures of Fairtrade products to celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight. Their sculptures were displayed at an Assembly, where Justine Watalunga described the benefits of being a Fairtrade coffee producer. They were then on … Continue reading

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Photos from Justine’s Talk

Here are a few photos from Justine’s talk yesterday.

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The Borders Welcomes Fairtrade Coffee Producer.

Fairtrade Fortnight 2013 begins next week! Selkirk will be welcoming Justine Watalunga, a Fairtrade coffee producer from Uganda. Justine will be telling us how working with the Fairtrade movement has brought benefits to her business and her community. Come and … Continue reading

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Selkirk Fairtrade Donation to the Fairtrade Foundation

Selkirk Fairtrade has donated £1026.74, the profits from our Fashion Show, to the Innovation Fund of the Fairtrade Foundation. A special and heartfelt thanks to everyone who helped us raise the money and contributed to the donation. It costs around £150 to … Continue reading

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Fabulous Fairtrade Fashion Show!

WearFair, our Fashion Show at Selkirk High School featuring Fairtrade fashion and local fashion was a sell-out and a thoroughly enjoyable evening.  Twenty-three models, ranging in age from 13 to 60+ and including Selkirk High School students, teachers and John Lamont, MSP, … Continue reading

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Eildon Housing Takes a Step for Fairtrade Fortnight

Eildon Housing staff took a step for Fairtrade Fornight by hosting a Fairtrade stall of goodies at their workplace.  Alongside the delicious sweeties and chocolate, they had the opportunity to try out some new healthy snacks such as dried peach … Continue reading

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Knowepark Primary Takes a Step for Fairtrade Fortnight

Knowepark Primary students have taken a step for Fairtrade Fortnight by creating some fabulous Fairtrade posters.  Prints of the 3 winning Fairtrade posters are on display around the town, and all the wonderful and original Fairtrade posters are on display in the … Continue reading

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Mungo Park Court Takes a Step for Fairtrade Fortnight

Are the residents of Mungo Park Court the culprits who have been chalking the streets of Selkirk for Fairtrade Fortnight?  There is some compelling evidence that this might be so! Warm congratulations are due to the residents of Mungo Park … Continue reading

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Fairtrade Fortnight – 27 February to 11 March 2012

Fairtrade Fortnight starts today and runs from 27 February to 11 March.  The theme of this year’s campaign is Take a Step.  A step is any action that supports Fairtrade.  If you are new to Fairtrade, a first step could … Continue reading

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