Added by Mary Boguszewski on January 8, 2013 at 18:02 —
Added by The Little Fair Trade Shop Ltd on December 17, 2012 at 16:09 —
Hope you are having a good weekend. We are just writing this blog post to advise you that our main website (this one you might be reading this post on) and our on-line shop. This will be from around 12:00 on Monday until Midnight on Wednesday morning. The web shop will be down the longest. If you would like to make an order from us, get it in now or send us an email to email@example.com.
Thank you and we would like to apologise for… Continue
Added by Not Just a Trading Company Admin on September 16, 2012 at 17:04 —
Check out these dates online (google it, my friends!) then see if anyone else local to you is planning something..if not - why not get your own event off the ground or hook up with a like-minded organisation?
CONTACT US IF YOU LIKE THE SOUND OF THE 'DATE' OR THE 'CAUSE' and YOU WANT MORE HELP THINKING ABOUT WHAT YOU COULD *DO*!
Oct 17th 2012 - International Day for Eradication of Poverty
Oct 18th 2012 - Anti-Slavery Day (for example, I reckon the way we… Continue
Added by christina longden on July 25, 2012 at 17:19 —
Lunch with Richard Branson – Not Just a Youth Enterprise entrepreneur Blessing Maregere is recognised as a Virgin Pioneer
Blessing from the Not Just a Youth Enterprise Group in Leeds and Laura from the LYF had lunch with Sir Richard Branson last month at the final of Virgin’s ‘Pitch to Rich’ competition. Blessing Maregere from our Leeds enterprise group, entered the enterprise into the Virgin…
Added by Ian Agnew on July 4, 2012 at 14:07 —
When we met Rixonway Kitchens 3 months ago, they came up with a brilliant way to support us - by providing our Not Just brand of tea to each of their customers choosing a Rixonway Kitchen.
Rixonway Kitchens is one of the leading manufacturers of kitchens for affordable and social housing and is based in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire
We have been working together to design a bespoke packet of tea which contains a blend of tea unique to Not Just a Trading Company.
Added by Laura Smith on June 27, 2012 at 18:01 —
We are offering a discount to all first-time customers to our online ethical store. http://shop.notjustawebsite.org.uk/
Did you know that we have an online store selling our own range of ethical products? The income we earn from selling these products goes back into our work to support new community enterprise groups.…
Added by Ian Agnew on June 22, 2012 at 14:59 —
It's finally arrived.
Our fabulous new Fairtrade instant coffee was delivered to our warehouse today and is now ready to order.
Don't wait, get your order in now. Visit our online shop… Continue
Added by Ian Agnew on June 20, 2012 at 18:29 —
Our very own Leeds group has been recognised by Richard Branson in a “Virgin Pioneers” business competition. The youth enterprise was one of 8 shortlisted from 100s of aspiring young entrepreneurs, and the group were invited to Richard Branson's home last week to meet the boss of Virgin and original 'entrepreneur'.
Not Just a Youth Enterprise was set up almost two years ago in Leeds and the group have been working hard…
Added by Laura Smith on May 22, 2012 at 20:30 —
If so - if you ARE this kind of person.. I have always said it...
You may well be one of the best, most NATURAL entrepreneurs and 'inventors'...
People who are difficult to get on with, who dont operate too well on the social side of things (who tend to open their gob and say what they think...as opposed to realising that they need to tailor it to social niceties. Or who don't know the art of subtlety...)
Well. Those sort of characters tend to… Continue
Added by christina longden on May 4, 2012 at 21:00 —
Have you considered what you are going to be DOING for the Jubilee as a group yet?
All across your area there are going to be DOZENS of Jubilee events. You should be thinking RIGHT NOW how you can maximise sales....start planning which will be the biggest 'hitters' for you. Get a strategy developed...get your diaries out...Come on!
And how about taking a tip from the Big Jubilee Lunch people? I have copied below what the plans are for this....any of you fancy… Continue
Added by christina longden on April 2, 2012 at 21:45 —
This morning I realised that I had totally run out of face cream AND lipstick. I mean, it was a real bummer. Kind of ruined my day. Something that men get away with, without getting all stressed about....
Life is hard being a woman...
Actually - it isn't really. Is it? I mean. As women in the UK we have just SO damned much going for us...So much to be able to do, see, buy, experience. BUT all of that 'fluff stuff' belies the truth of the matter for MANY women still in the UK. … Continue
Added by christina longden on March 8, 2012 at 15:00 —
I wonder if you all know that you are responsible for the world's first EVER Fair Trade Centre?
When we set up the 'Not Just' Youth project as an *idea* way back in 2009 - I got a bee in my bonnet about the fact that there was NOWHERE where young people and their communities could go to in… Continue
Added by christina longden on March 7, 2012 at 13:30 —
Had a brilliant time doing the tasting for Kirklees Council!
Some REAL enthusiasm and great ideas were generated. Hoping very much to build on our successes here....
The Coffee (ground) was delicious, the tea was most impressive....we had to try and hide the chocolate in the end! And the rice? Well. Put it this way - who would have thought that AFRICAN rice is far superior to Asian rice? Sorry - but that is how we feel about it - you can make ANYTHING out of this rice - it… Continue
Added by christina longden on February 17, 2012 at 11:00 —
A good little snippet from the radio today on whether the above retail names are upto BAD STUFF (or not) in Cambodia.
Have a listen. Its only a few minutes. See what you think. Don't be shy about telling us your views. Please remember that this is a forum and a blog for DISCUSSION and that none of us consider ourselves to be experts and that we are ALL learning together. …
Added by christina longden on February 8, 2012 at 16:59 —
Late in 2011, I was in Kenya visiting one of the coffee farmer cooperatives that we work with in the Lorna Young Foundation. Whilst I was there, I was introduced to two groups of young people who had really embraced the concept of enterprise and co-operation.
In a rural part of central Kenya, about 2 hours… Continue
Added by Ian Agnew on February 4, 2012 at 16:30 —
As Fairtrade reaches 25 years, there are growing questions about its future, its relevance and the direction in which it is heading. This article in the Guardian provides an overview of the issues and invites readers to submit views. Tell us what you think.…
Added by Ian Agnew on February 1, 2012 at 22:30 —
THIS IS WORTH A QUICK READ IF YOU EVER WONDERED HOW THE WHOLE 'FAIR TRADE ORGANISATION' PICTURE WORKS...JUST AN UPDATE FROM EKOBAI
The fair and ethical trading movement is a social phenomena which emerged in response to consumer concern that farmers in poor countries were not receiving fair compensation for the commodities they produced, considering the consumer facing prices obtained in the developed world. It initially focused on coffee, tea, cocoa… Continue
Added by christina longden on January 31, 2012 at 17:24 —
It is becoming increasingly hard to really understand what is happening in Fair Trade. It used to be a simple debate between people who were promoting Fair Trade and those supporting Free Trade. This (very basically) was a debate about trade that is based on ethical principles and standards, where farmers are guaranteed a minimum price for what they grow, vs. a trade system based on market forces, where the forces of supply and demand dictate what price something is sold at and how it is… Continue
Added by Ian Agnew on January 23, 2012 at 9:30 —
Radio 4 In Business programme This is a link to a 30 minute programme just broadcast on Radio 4 about worker cooperatives and cooperatives in general. It's really interesting and useful for all NJTC group members to listen to. Cooperatives and working to cooperative principles are a great way to do business, support each other and work for a more sustainable future. Let us know what you think?
Added by Ian Agnew on January 16, 2012 at 20:00 —