Fairtrade Fortnight which takes place from 29 February to 13 March 2016 and it’s our chance to get involved and shout about all things Fairtrade!
Fairtrade is all about improving trade for farmers in developing countries by ensuring they get better prices and good working conditions. Fairtrade helps improve their lives and prevent discrimination against poorer producers.
Fairtrade Fortnight is also about getting the Fairtrade message heard, boosting awareness of trade issues.
In 2016 the theme is ‘sit down for breakfast, stand up for farmers!’. So, you could do your bit and take a simple step when buying your groceries to swap your usual brand for a Fairtrade brand and support farmers and their workers.
Or, if like me you come from a Fairtrade Town, you might want to organise some events in your local community? So, if you want to make a bigger impact, why not have a Fairtrade Fortnight event in your place of work and try to get as many people as possible to swap to Fairtrade products – then, in the words of Neil Armstrong when he first stepped on the moon, instead of making “one small step for man” you could make “one giant leap for mankind”
So … what will you do? There are lots of ways to take part! If you visit the official website you can register your event, purchase items to help promote your event, or just get lots of great ideas to ensure that you raise awareness of Fairtrade Fortnight and get this important message heard.
By telling people all about your favourite Fairtrade products you can quickly spread the word. There are a huge variety of products available and they can be used in so many different areas of our lives, for example – cotton, chocolate, fruit and vegetables and the list goes on and on …