• Ilminster Fairtrade launches Fair Hair Campaign -            Fair Hair is an initiative designed to encourage Ilminster's Hair Salons to swop their usual teas and coffees for Fairtrade, when offering refreshments to their customers and staff.  Participating salons will display the "Ask for Fairtrade Here" window stickers.  So, where you see the sticker, ask for and enjoy a Fairtrade 'cuppa'.  Little changes such as this can make a big difference and Ilminster Fairtrade urges people to support local traders and salons who are working to put Ilminster on the Fairtrade map.  A list of participating salons will be included on our Buying Fairtrade Locally page shortly.
  • Ilminster's renewed Fairtrade Town certificate was presented to the Town Council at Ilminster Fairtrade's Annual General Meeting, held on Monday 23rd May 2016.



Ilminster, the first Fairtrade Town

in South Somerset






With your help, our road signs might look like this quite soon!




Fairtrade Road Signs



We need to raise the money to pay for 5 of these signs, one for each of the entry roads to the town. Initial estimates suggest a cost per sign of about £250.00 and sponsors have already come forward for at least two, with the hope of at least one more in the pipeline.


Our ambition is to raise the remaining costs by public donation and fund raising events. Your help is vital.








Image used courtesy of SSDC and Deborah Johnson