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Welcome to the Rainbow Turtle Rebooted podcast. We intend to bring you interviews and information about fair trade and the work that Rainbow Turtle does.
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Rachel Farey interview

Rachel Farey interview

2023-06-2758:18

In this episode I am delighted to be talking with Rachel Farey of the One World Shop in Edinburgh. It's a beautiful shop positioned at the western end of Princes Street in Edinburgh with the historic castle as a backdrop.Rachel has had an interesting journey that started with working with L'Arche after she left school. L'arche is an international federation of Non-profit organisations working to create networks of community where people with and without intellectual disabilities live and work...
Sally Sawaya interview

Sally Sawaya interview

2023-06-0826:28

In this episode we are playing a recording of a talk by Sally Sawaya of Meru Herbs in Kenya that she gave recently to the staff of True Origin and Rainbow Turtle in Paisley, Scotland. Sally is the managing director of Meru Herbs, the Kenyan fair trade company that produces tasty sauces, jams and herbal teas. Meru is a semi arid region of the country where, for many years, water was hard to obtain for farming and domestic use. Things changed just over 30 years ago with a collaboration between ...
Mary Popple interview

Mary Popple interview

2023-03-2534:36

In this episode we meet Mary Popple the current chair of JTS, the company that imports fair trade goods into Scotland and distributes them throughout the UK.Mary grew up in Northern Ireland during the 50s and 60s on the border between the republic and the north. Her father was a church minister who tried not to take sides and, as tensions increased, took his family to Scotland. Those early years in northern Ireland gave Mary a strong sense of the importance of equality and of treating people ...
In this episode we bring you part 2 of the John Riches interview. (If you've not heard it, do check out part 1 where John talks about his early life and influences.)We join John where he talks about setting up the Balmore Trust and The Coach House, instruments that were used to generate funds for overseas projects. Very quickly they got involved in buying products from people in small communities in Asia when they realised it was better to do that than give them grants. From there it was a sm...
In this episode, John tells interesting stories of working in a refugee camp in Austria after the 2nd world war, of being a chaplain at Cambridge University at the height of the student protests in the late 60s; working in the Transkei in South Africa during the apartheid era and meeting anti-apartheid activist, Steve Biko. He covers his time at Glasgow University teaching about the new testament in the bible and following a student out to Burmah to meet local villagers trying to live under t...
Series 2 taster

Series 2 taster

2023-02-1703:08

This short taster introduces Series 2 of the podcast. In this new series we'll be bringing you interviews with John Riches founder of JTS, Mary Popple of the St. Andrews Fair Trade Group and current chair of JTS and the Alternative Coffee Co. an exciting project that links fair trade speciality coffee farmers from Uganda and Rwanda with micro coffee roasters in the UK.
We have another throwback podcast for you where we're back to fair trade fortnight in 2016 and to Josh Brown's original Rainbow Turtle podcast series. This is part 2 of the episode that we re-released back in the beginning of January. In this part, Josh interviews Martin Rhodes and Graham Clark of the Scottish Fair Trade Forum at their AGM, where he also meets fair trade campaigner, Mary Alice Mansell of the Lochwinnoch fair trade group. He talks to rice farmer, Howard Msukwa, from ...
This episode takes us back to February 2016 to the very first Rainbow Turtle podcast which was previously thought to be lost. Part 1 of this episode takes us on a fair trade journey:It starts with founder, Liz Cotton, talking to school pupils.It then chats to attendees at the Scottish Fair Trade Forum AGM,Before Ross Beattie looks at fair trade in Uzbekistan and Lynsay Bellshaw talks about her average day at Rainbow Turtle. The episode finishes with an interview with rice farmer, Howard ...
Welcome to this special Christmas episode of the Rainbow Turtle Rebooted podcast where I’m delighted to be able to interview Pauline Tiffen of the Journal of Fair Trade. Ever since I started this series I have been trying to get Pauline onto it. I first heard her speak at a Scottish Fair Trade Forum lecture back in the summer of 2020, at the height of lock down, when she spoke about the future of fair trade. It struck me then that her thinking about fair trade was on a different level to mine...
This is the 2nd part of Martin Rhode’s talk that he gave to Rainbow Turtle at their AGM back in October. In part one he talked about the links between COP26 and Fair Trade. In this episode he answers questions from the audience and goes into some of the areas more deeply. Some of the questions he dealt with were:How did we prevent the global south paying for the cost of the climate emergency, What was happening to tariffs that was preventing producers from exporting finished products rat...
In this episode we talk to Mauro Pereira from Brazil. He is the executive director of Defenders of the Planet, an environmental campaign group based in Rio de Janiero. He is attending the COP26 summit as the focal point for Latin America for the sustainable development goals.Mauro talks passionately about our environment, especially at what has been lost or destroyed in his home country, he talks about his early influences and what led him to campaign for the environment.This episode was reco...
Martin Rhodes of the Scottish Fair Trade Forum recently spoke to the Rainbow Turtle AGM about the relevance of fair trade to the COP26 talks starting in Glasgow at the end of October. He speaks passionately on the subject and says that you can't have climate justice without trade justice.His talk has been divided into 2 episodes. This first one is the talk itself. Part two is the question and answer session afterwards.
Josh Brown interview

Josh Brown interview

2021-10-2135:50

Today, we welcome Josh Brown of Third Works onto the Rainbow Turtle Rebooted Podcast.Josh is a former education officer with Rainbow Turtle and he offers some interesting insights into fair trade and the concept of development in relation to developing countries. Josh spent some time studying indigenous peoples in Australia, which formed his thinking on the effects of colonialism. Josh reflects on his time at Rainbow Turtle and the work that he did in schools. He has a refreshing attitud...
For this episode I’m delighted to introduce the chief executive of the Scottish Fair Trade Forum, Martin Rhodes. Martin is an incredibly busy person and it was hard trying to match our diaries for the interview. He is an interesting person to listen to, especially on where he thinks that fair trade should be in Scotland. He is keen that fair trade is a policy issue that is discussed at government level.Martin became involved with Fair Trade through campaigning on a number of international, de...
Liz Cotton is the founder and former director of Rainbow Turtle, the fair trade shop and charity in Paisley, Scotland. In this, the 2nd of a two part interview, Liz talks to Colum Scriven about her decisions to move on from Rainbow Turtle, what she did after leaving and what she is doing now.If you like our podcasts please subscribe to them and rate them. Leave us a comment, we'd love to hear from you. For more information about Rainbow Turtle, and the work that we do, please check out our we...
Liz Cotton, founder and former director of Rainbow Turtle talks to Colum Scriven of Rainbow Turtle. In this first of a two part interview, Liz talks about her early influences, how she got involved in fair trade, and what led her to start up Rainbow Turtle, the fair trade shop and charity in Paisley.Rainbow Turtle is a fair trade shop and charity, based in Paisley, Scotland. The shop is run mainly by volunteers and sells fair trade teas and coffees, food, cards and crafts. The charity raises ...
Welcome to the new Rainbow Turtle Rebooted podcast. Through our podcasts we would like to bring you interviews and news about fair trade. This episode is a short preview to our first series and introduces you to who we are and what we will be offering. Rainbow Turtle is a small non-profit organisation, based in… Continue reading Rainbow Turtle Rebooted Preview
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