Fairlie Fairtrade Initiative works to promote the principle of global social justice locally via Fairtrade. 
Secretary Gabrielle Knapman said: "We put on several one-off Fairtrade events every year, as well as running regular Fairtrade stalls at the local Farmers’ Market and in Fairlie Parish Church, and work with schools, businesses and other organisation within North Ayrshire.
"We would very much welcome anyone who would like to join our small, friendly steering group, or help us to put on Fairtrade events and stalls."
Fairlie becomes Scotland's First Fairtrade Village in March 2005 by achieving the criteria of five goals required by the Fairtrade Foundation.
North Ayrshire Council passed a resolution supporting Fairtrade, and the group serve Fairtrade coffee and tea at its meetings and in offices and canteens. 
One of the important items of the remit when Fairlie received its Fairtrade award was that Fairtrade products must be used by a number of local work places and community organisations. You can see a list of the organisations which suppor the Fairtrade group at www.fairliefairtrade.co.uk/directory.htm
Mango farmer Arsene from Burkina Faso unveiled the Fairlie Fairtrade Village sign during its launch.
Please contact Helen on 01475 568 280 or Gabrielle on 01475 568 112 for more information.