The Fairtrade Student Group of the Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences

The Fairtrade Student Group of the Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences conducts workshops, discussion rounds and other activities around the topic of Fairtrade. The members, who are active on both campuses, are responsible for the conception, organisation and implementation independently and autonomously. The aim is to spread the idea of fairtrade and an awareness of why fairness in trade is important, but unfortunately not self-evident, among members of the university as well as the general public.


Elisabeth Frey

Isabell Daniels

Facebook: Facebook-Gruppe der Fairtrade Student Group
​Instagram: Instagram-Profil der Fairtrade Student Group

Facebook: Facebook-Gruppe der Fairtrade Student Group
​Instagram: Instagram-Profil der Fairtrade Student Group

2019, for example, at the Festival of Sustainability Prof. Dr. Dirk Reiser (Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences), Martin Schüller (Fairtrade Germany) and Dirk Cyrener (CEO of Cloudiax AG) discussed the sustainable supply chain law and how it could affect Germany's economy under the moderation of Dr. Jan Niklas Rolf (Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences). In addition, the group of students is present with stands at official events - such as the Open Day, Freshitval and Kleve Model United Nations (KleMUN) - to arouse interest in the topic of fairtrade. At their events, the group also cooperates with other student groups and student representatives - such as the AStA or the student councils - to create the greatest possible attention.

Due to Corona, the last activities were mainly online. For example, a virtual wine tasting with real wine took place on 25.5. 2021



Sweet Revolution: Fair thank-you goodies

As part of the "Sweet Revolution" campaign of Fairtrade Germany, the Fairtrade student group Kleve packed little goodies with fair trade chocolates, chocolate drinks and information material. To draw attention to the campaign, which is all about fair conditions in the cocoa trade, and as a thank-you, they were distributed  to some of the employees on campus who are holding down the fort during the Corona pandemic. In addition to the security service, mailroom, IT and library, goodies were also handed out to the AStA to be given to the contributors of the annual donations to the Klever Tafel.

Andrea Toonen, Elisabeth Frey/ Foto: Samira Kilian


Hands-on Fairtrade  

Join our "Batik-Tutorial" to learn how you can use batik dye to design scarfs, bags, or clothes. In the "Waxcloth Tutorial" we will demonstrate how to make your own wax cloth which are reusable and a good alternative to plastic for wrapping food. More information on:

The Fairtrade student group will also offer an online flea market for clothes from October 26 to 30, 2020. More information on: instagram


Thank you from the Fairtrade student group to the employees on the Campus Kamp-Lintfort

The Fairtrade student group has packed a parcel of Fairtrade chocolate, tea and sugar for the employees who, despite Covid-19, have kept the university running on the Kamp-Lintfort campus. Irmgard Buder, professor at the faculty communication and environment, handed it over inter alia to the caretakers, the library staff and the dean's office at the end of June/beginning of July. The Fairtrade student group would like to thank all the staff who made the online summer semester 2020 possible and to inform a little bit about Fairtrade.

The picture shows Fablab employees Ferdinand Meyer and Danielle Ingrassia during the handover.

Coffee Fairday on 09.01.2020

01/2020 On 09.01.2020 we organized a Coffee Fairday in the Audimax in Kleve. At an information stand there we distributed fair trade information and free fair trade coffee, using the Kleve Café, a fair trade organic coffee. This was created by the city of Kleve with a campaign of the "Rheinische Affaire" in Bonn as advertising and awareness raising. Read more

Beeswax cloth workshop on 18.12.2019

12/2019 With a pre-registration 35 students and non-students could participate in our beeswax cloth workshop. After an introduction to fair trade, they produced their own beeswax cloths from fair cotton fabrics and regional beeswax. Read more

Clothing exchange market on 03.10.2019

10/2019 In the context of the encounter festival of Haus Mifgash on 03.10.2019 in Kleve, the group of students offered a clothes exchange market and an information stand on "Fast and Slow Fashion" and recycling of clothes. Read more

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