FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT 27 FEBRUARY – 12 MARCH 2017
IT’S TIME TO PUT FAIRTRADE IN YOUR BREAK
Fairtrade Fortnight is a firm fixture in the calenders of campaigners schools, faith, and businesses, a moment to celebrate and shout baout the importance and impact of Fairtrade.
Last year’s campaign asked people to sit down for breakfast and stand up for farmers, and started the conversation around the poverty trap stopping farmers from feeding their families properly.
UNFAIR TRADE DOESN’T HAPPEN BY ACCIDENT. IT’S MADE THAT WAY.
And so in 2017, we’ll be asking the UK public to put Fairtrade in their break and take exploitation out. We’re encouraging Fairtrade Towns, Schools and Places of Worship to create a space for as many people as possible to have a Fairtrade break and learn more about the human cost of unfair trade.
Your Fairtrade break could simply be a coffee morning or afternoon tea in your church or workplace. You could also go for the more outrageous Mad Hatter’s tea party or an all-age school-time break. Whatever you do, the aim is the same.
Firstly, to give encouragement to those who always choose Fairtrade. And secondly, to introduce the need for Fairtrade among those who don’t, and show the impact it makes for farmers and workers.You’ll find a range of posters, table talkers, fact cards and more at shop.fairtrade.org.uk, and further ideas and resources to download at fairtrade.org.uk/fortnight