Friday, January 6, 2017

Merry Christmas to our friends celebrating today!

 Merriest Christmas to our friends celebrating today!
Our best wishes of Health & Love.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Film documentaire sur le projet FSL (Facilité Syrie-Liban)

Afin d'améliorer les conditions de vie des réfugiés syriens et de leurs communautés d’accueil dans six villages du sud du pays, le projet FSL (Facilité Syrie-Liban) financé par l'AFD et porté par le CCFD-TS et trois associations libanaises (Mada, Mouvement Social et Fair Trade Lebanon) se concentre sur le renforcement des compétences et l’implication des acteurs locaux.

Ci-dessous le film documentaire sur ce projet:

Thursday, December 8, 2016

JOIN US at the FTL Christmas Food Market

Fair Trade Lebanon is launching an Eco-Conscious and Responsible Christmas Food Market at Fahed “Your Center”, in Rabieh, from December 9, 2016 until January 8, 2017.

Join every day from 12 PM to 8 PM our “Christmas Loves Apples” celebration where the natural and rural world blends perfectly with the magic of the season.
Discover wholesome and authentic specialties from all over Lebanon cooked live by our partner producers, drink mulled wine, and listen to music while your kids enjoy the diversified green activities and environmental friendly Christmas crafts with The Park.

For this occasion, we have put the beloved Lebanese Apple at the heart of the celebration to honor the people who keep its growth sustainable

“Eco-Conscious” and “Responsible” because throughout the Christmas Market, all of our food kiosks will be animated by our rural partner producers and cooperatives, using only local products with eco-friendly processes.
This market is a chance to support and give back to those who work our land and sustain our agriculture.

• Live cooking stations serving hot dishes: Soup and Kebbe Bar, Saj and Fatayer Specialties, Fresh Dairy Sandwiches…
• Dessert station: Cookies, Lebanese sweets, Sahlab...
• Special Themed Menus that change every Week End.
• Hot mulled wine, gift basket ideas and products by TERROIRS DU LIBAN, the natural and ethical brand by Fair Trade Lebanon.
• Kids can get crafty and enjoy a wide range of activities around Apples and Christmas themes (Christmas wreath workshops, pastry making, carving…) by The Park.

Your presence is a valuable action toward a more sustainable and responsible Lebanon.
Join us many to experience an Authentic, Natural and Ethical Lebanese Christmas!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Everyone should watch Before The Flood, by Leonardo Di Caprio

Before The Flood is an urgent call to mankind to implement immediate policies to save the planet from the breaking point we are about to reach. 

DiCaprio introduced the film as follows: "Before The Flood is the product of an incredible three-year journey that took place with my co-creator and director Fisher Stevens. We went to every corner of the globe to document the devastating impacts of climate change and questioned humanity's ability to reverse what may be the most catastrophic problem mankind has ever faced. There was a lot to take on. All that we witnessed on this journey shows us that our world's climate is incredibly interconnected and that it is at urgent breaking point.(...)"

Everyone must watch this 1 hour long free documentary available to all on Youtube and other social media channels.

Before The Flood is directed by Fisher Stevens; Produced by a collaboration between Stevens, Leonardo DiCaprio, James Packer, Brett Ratner, Trevor Davidoski, and Jennifer Davisson Killoran; with Martin Scorsese is an executive producer.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Happy Independence Day!

It is from strong roots that a tree grows its independence...

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Pictures from Beirut Cooking Festival 2016

We are glad to have had a successful and great experience at this year's Beirut Cooking Festival!
Fair Trade Lebanon was present under the partnership of the US - Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) within the scope of the "SOFAIR" project. 

We held a live Saj station, displayed for sale our range of ethical and natural products, Terroirs du Liban, and we introduced our special gift baskets, prepared by themes and occasions!

Thank you all for your presence and support!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Collaboration with Carrefour Supermarket!

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Fair Trade Lebanon and Terroirs du Liban (TDL) have launched a collaboration with Carrefour supermarket, located in Hazmieh, in the capital of Beirut, through the animation of a live Saj station (traditional Lebanese bread, served with cheese, zaatar and other fillings) while also selling the whole range of TDL products.

The Saj stand is located next to Carrefour’s bakery and is animated by cooperatives’ women who underwent the food training sessions offered within the UN Women project.

Through this collaboration and within the framework of the “Placement Program” of the project, these women were hired by Fair Trade and Tourism Lebanon (FTTL) to put into practice their knowledge and further develop their expertise.

Live saj preparation hours are from 9 AM until 8 PM, throughout the week.
This collaboration will last until the end of December 2016 with a chance of extension.

Support this great development initiative and make sure to pass by and taste their exquisite Saj preparations! 

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Fair Trade Lebanon et Terroirs du Liban (TDL) ont lancé une collaboration avec le supermarché Carrefour, situé à Hazmieh, dans la capitale de Beyrouth, et ce en animant un stand de préparation sur place de Saj (pain libanais traditionnel, servi avec du fromage, du zaatar et autres garnitures) ainsi qu’en proposant à la vente la gamme entière des produits TDL.
Le stand de Saj est situé à côté de la boulangerie de Carrefour ; Il est animé par les femmes des coopératives ayant participées aux sessions de formations culinaires offertes au sein du projet UN WOMEN.
Grace à cette collaboration et toujours dans le cadre du projet, elles ont été embauchées par Fair Trade and Tourism Lebanon (FTTL) en tant que stagiaires dans le but de leur offrir un débouché de travail, de mettre en pratique leurs connaissances et de développer leur expertise.
Les horaires de préparation de Saj sont de 9h à 20h, courant toute la semaine.
Cette collaboration aura lieu jusqu’à la fin du mois de Décembre 2016 avec une chance de prolongation.

Soutenez cette belle initiative de développement et ne manquez pas de passer pour déguster leur préparation exquise de Saj !


Thursday, November 10, 2016

Join us at the Beirut Cooking Festival!

From the 17th until the 19th of November 2016, Fair Trade Lebanon will be proudly taking part in the Beirut Cooking Festival 6th edition at BIEL hall, in Beirut.

A much anticipated event where food lovers and professionals meet to exchange expertise, learn new recipes, indulge in the tastings of original products.

Fair Trade Lebanon is planning some great entertainment for the occasion: a Lebanese brunch will be prepared on Friday and Saturday mornings, along with live cooking throughout the event using Terroirs du Liban products, our natural and ethical range of products, in collaboration with SOFIL Catering.

FTL stand number: i3
Opening hours: 11 AM - 9 PM 
Tickets sold for 10 000 LBP at entrance or online, click here for more information.

See you there! 

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Fair Trade = No Poverty!

For the second time, the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO) observed the Global Anti-Poverty Week from 16th to 22nd of October 2016 and highlighted the tangible contribution of its members to the eradication of poverty.
Promoting the 10 Principles of Fair Trade is a means to eradicate poverty as desired by the first goal of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals – NO POVERTY.

WFTO believes that the principles of Fair Trade are effective overarching tools to fight poverty.
Hence, WFTO’s formula to eradicate poverty Fair Trade + Economic Opportunities = No Poverty
For the campaign, all members used the icons of Fair Trade Principle 1 (Creating Opportunities for Disadvantaged Producers) and Sustainable Development Goals 1 (No Poverty) to represent visually our formula of change. See Fair Trade Lebanon’s visual below.

By creating economic opportunities for producers, especially the small and marginalized farmers and artisans, the WFTO and its members believe that poverty could be eradicated.