Fair Trade Fortnight

It’s Fair Trade Fortnight in the UK!

Fair Trade means a fair price for products that we buy from developing countries. When we drink Fair Trade tea or coffee, eat Fair Trade chocolates or bananas we know that the people who did all the hard work producing those items are getting a fair wage. The Fair Trade premium attached to such produce is invested into the local community, often in environmental projects, underlining the links between social justice and the environment in sustainability.

The theme for Fair Trade Fortnight this year is Go Further for Fairtrade, so, here are some suggestions for how you can go further for Fair Trade in your work:

i) Your office tea and coffee are already Fair Trade? Why not now start buying Fair Trade sugar and biscuits?

ii) When catering for your events try to make as many of the items Fair Trade as possible

iii) hold Fair Trade Awareness Raising events (eg during Fair Trade Fortnight)

iv) choose Fair Trade products when buying corporate gifts, leaving gifts or Secret Santa gifts!

v) Looking for an event in your area? Search here or add your own event!

What steps are you taking to bring more Fair Trade into your work?

As ever, bold text contains hyperlinks that take you to other webpages where you can find out more.

About julietwilson

This is my professional blogging account. My personal blog is Crafty Green Poet (http://craftygreenpoet.blogspot.com)

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