New Oxfam research has found that Australians dread the mass consumption associated with Christmas (facing the crowds at shopping centres and giving and receiving unnecessary gifts) and the majority would consider making changes to how they do Christmas if it would help the environment.
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UPDATE DEC 2018: After 30 successful years of community support, we have decided not to continue running the Oxfam Christmas Tree campaign. Through our Oxfam community this campaign has raised an incredible amount to tackle poverty around the world. However, it requires a significant amount of time and resources to bring it to life and […]
Oxfam has become the first organisation in Australia to be given the tick of approval from the World Fair Trade Organisation (WFTO) Guarantee System.
Oxfam Australia Trading General Manager Julia Sumner said this was a revolutionary system that helped ensure Fair Trade compliance throughout an organisation’s entire supply chain and operations.
Oxfam Australia is challenging the nation to make 2016 our most ethical Christmas yet by committing to purchase at least one ethically sourced item this festive season. Research shows that if one in four Aussies made one ethical Christmas purchase through Oxfam, Australia could raise more than $11.5 billion for the fight against poverty. That’s […]
Shoppers will be able to buy unique products and make a difference to the lives of thousands of artisans and farmers around the world with the opening of two new Oxfam shops in Bondi and Sydney this month.
Australian shoppers have the chance to help change the lives of people living in poverty with Oxfam’s new range of beautiful, handmade, fair and ethically sourced dresses and everyday basics. The range consists of vibrant, bold dresses in flattering styles, everyday basics including cardigans, tops and leggings and soft, silky sleepwear made from organic cotton. […]
Australian consumers are being encouraged to be “good eggs” this Easter by buying ethically sourced chocolate to drive up demand for Fairtrade products and improve the lives of some of the world’s poorest people.
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.
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.