Oxfam’s papier-mâché Easter egg boxes and bowls come with a special story of survival and resilience this Easter. The egg boxes and bowls were made by a small group based in India’s Kashmir region, which was overcome by disastrous floods late last year. The artisans were devastatingly affected by these floods – losing their homes, workshops and materials.
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With the latest retail figures predicting spending will hit $45 billion this Christmas, Oxfam are urging consumers to think ethically when making purchases.
Oxfam will be celebrating the invaluable contribution of its 3,983 volunteers, this International Volunteers Day on Friday 5 December.
During the 2013-14 financial year, Oxfam’s volunteers gave a staggering 86,819 hours of work to the organisation.
This equates to $2.92 million in value or 52 full-time positions.
International aid agency Oxfam has welcomed the Australian Government’s announcement of $4.5 million to boost Fairtrade between small community producers in the Pacific and in Indonesia with regional and international markets.
Oxfam Australia Trading General Manager Julia Sumner said the investment highlighted the importance that trade plays in helping to lift people out of poverty.
Oxfam will be launching its first ever range of Fairtrade certified, organic and biodegradable coffee capsules to coincide with International Coffee Day on Monday 29 September. The capsules are compatible with Nespresso®* coffee machines and are locally roasted in Victoria and packed into a #5 medium roast with a smooth finish through to a #10 dark roast with a rich finish and a #12 intense roast with a full-bodied finish.
Oxfam is calling on Australians to help change the world in an instant with the release of its new Instant Coffee. Oxfam Australia Trading General Manager Julia Sumner said switching everyday purchases such as coffee was the easiest way for Australians to instantly help change the world.
Launceston’s Mayor is calling on Tasmanians to Go Fair in 2013 by making the switch to fair trade products as part of Fair Trade Fortnight.
To help Tasmanians understand more about how buying fair trade benefits producers in developing countries, the mayor will be speaking at a World Fair Trade Day special event on Saturday 11 May at 12.00pm in the Launceston Mall.
With just a fortnight until Father’s Day, Oxfam has a range of fair trade gifts for those looking to show dad they truly care.
Buying a hand-crafted fair trade gift from Oxfam this Mother’s Day will help mothers all around the world to escape the poverty cycle.
Celebrity chef Simon Bryant, from ABC’s “The Cook and the Chef”, will be cooking chocolate muffins using Oxfam ‘fair’ products at Foodland, Norwood (161–169 The Parade, Norwood), on Monday 7 May 2012, hourly between 10am and 2pm.