Fairtrade Fortnight in Sutton

Posted on February 11, 2014. Filed under: Event, Fairtrade Fortnight | Tags: , |

This year FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT is taking place between February  24 and March 9, and the message is a wider one that just raising awareness about the importance of Fairtrade – the campaign “ Stick with Foncho to abolish unfair bananas “ is about trade justice .

Calendar of events in Sutton to mark Fairtrade fortnight:

Launch of Sutton’s Fairtrade retail directory – a definitive guide to everywhere that you can purchase Fairtrade goods in Sutton

Wednesday 5 March – Fairtrade tasting at Carshalton Co-op

Saturday 8 March – Fairtrade Stall in St Nicholas Centre

What are you doing in your church, school  or business – do let us know so that we can spread the word locally.

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How the Fairtrade system works

Posted on February 9, 2014. Filed under: Fairtrade Fortnight, Reports | Tags: , |

If you are interested in finding out more about how the Fairtrade system works  and makes a difference – there are two recently published reports: 

1. Fairtrade International’s 2012-2013 Annual Report, which contains lots of useful statistics on the scale and nature of the Fairtrade system, including summaries of several recent impact studies.
2. The equivalent bodies to the Fairtrade Foundation in Germany and Switzerland recently published a detailed and interesting impact study of Fairtrade that looks at six commodities and three kinds of producer organisation across three continents.


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