Monthly Archives: February 2010

Global Poverty Project

We were proud to sponsor Global Poverty Project for the launch at St Paul’s Cathedral to churches across the UK. They had an audience of 800 which we think is a wonderful achievement. Well done!

They were  joined by the Secretary of State for International Development Douglas Alexander, the  Archbishop of York John Setanmu and TV presenter Denise Robertson.

Here they are wearing their Fairtrade T shirts and taking part in the Global Poverty Project “Tug of War”.

Misty Day on Rose Lane Farm

We are based on the beautiful Rose Lane Farm. Our drive is through quietly growing cornfields just showing through the soil. It is a wonderful misty day. Karen and Ros are working to ensure superb high quality embroidery for the Open University ready for the opening of their new restaurants next week. Lisa is in India which reminds me of my trip to visit the Fairtrade cotton farmers I spent time with in November. A different type of farm to Rose lane!

Fairtrade School T Shirts

Happy Fairtrade families

Well we have our thinking caps on here at Cotton Roots.  We have stock in five different colours of our Fairtrade and organic cotton T shirts in adult sizes – extra small – 2xl.  But we are thinking “Why not stock children’s sizes as well”?  It seems like a good idea but are there schools who would like them for part of their uniform? A Fairtrade School uniform.  Helen is investigating.  We are planning to ask headteachers of schools who are already Fairtrade  to see if they would be interested.  If you have any comments, thoughts, or suggestions please leave a comment for us.  All ideas gratefully received!

Fairtrade Fortnight Milton Keynes

Our local city Milton Keynes has a very pro-active Fairtrade group and they have organised many events for the Fairtrade Fortnight.  Our intrepid Helen is launching her EyetoEye Fairtrade Food stall at Wolverton market this week. So fingers crossed it is a roaring success. The group also have a stall at the Stony Stratford Beer Festival – with Fairtrade wines and beers.

Open University

The largest University in the UK the Open University have purchased Fairtrade organic cotton T shirts and Fairtrade cotton aprons for it catering staff. We have worked with the university to source the full range of uniforms from manufacturers who are strong members of the ETI. The Open university have a sound track record and try to support Fairtrade through the range of food they offer and we are delighted to work with them on staff uniforms. Well done Open University!