The count down to Fair Trade Fortnight (28 February – 13 March), has begun.
The activity heralds this year’s Fairtrade Fortnight campaign is asking everyone to Show off your label. Millions of people around the UK will be showing off their passion for Fairtrade for two whole weeks. The aim is to get more people excited about Fairtrade and the difference our every day choices can make; from the power of your pineapple to the transformation stirred up by your cup of tea. But most of all how you and your Fairtrade cotton socks can challenge the injustices that make Fairtrade and trade reform so vital for cotton farmers in West Africa and India. So far, around 7.5 million people in the developing world – farmers, workers, their families and communities – have benefited from Fairtrade, but there is a long way to go as Fairtrade still accounts for a tiny percentage of world agricultural trade.
To find out more about the Fair Trade Foundation and Fair Trade Fortnight visit: www.fairtrade.org.uk
How will you be ‘showing off your label’?
We very keen to find out what events activities you may be involved in for this years campaign which is asking everyone to “Show off your label“
Will you be taking part in a national world record attempt to create the world’s longest string of hand-designed, bespoke Fairtrade cotton bunting? The world record currently stands at 2,696 metres of individual, hand-made bunting triangles and the Fair Trade Foundation is aiming to beat that this year! Or will you be holding a coffee morning to showcase Fairtrade tea, coffee, biscuits and cakes? Or perhaps you are abseiling down a building to raise awareness of Fairtrade issues? What ever it is, no matter how big or small, please let us know.
Contact Dimple at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0116 2225010 and tell us about your event.
Events taking place for Fair Trade Fortnight