Monday 26th February-Sunday 11th March marks Fairtrade Fortnight and this year’s theme is ‘Come in to Fairtrade’ offering people the chance to see into the lives of Fairtrade farmers and workers.
Fairtrade Fortnight is an annual campaign run by Fairtrade Foundation to raise awareness of the need for fair working conditions for farmers and workers around the world.
Fairtrade means offering fair prices for farmers in the developing world. This enables them to get a sustainable price on the produce they grow and a premium incentive to invest in their own communities.
The Foundation hopes that the theme ‘Come on in to Fairtrade’ will highlight the positive impact that Fairtrade can have on the lives of farmers and workers producing the food that we eat.
Chief Executive of CAN, Andrew Croft says, “I buy Fairtrade Bananas every week.”
Chris Hazell, Business Manager at CAN says, “Since working for CAN I have been buying Fairtrade coffee at home and stopped using my Nespresso machine. I never really thought about it before working here.”
In support of #FairtradeFortnight, CAN will hold #FairtradeFriday at its offices to encourage staff to bring in Fairtrade snacks to share.
Where can I buy Fairtrade?
Did you know?
- You can buy Fairtrade bananas from Co-op, Sainsbury’s and Waitrose (and in some Asda and Tesco stores)
- You can buy Fairtrade beauty products from Lush, Neal’s Yard Remedies and The Body Shop
Social Enterprise UK encourage consumers to ‘#BuySocial this #FairtradeFortnight’ to support social enterprises that are ‘recognised as Fairtrade pioneers.’
SEUK members that supply Fairtrade products include Café Direct, Divine Chocolate and Zaytoun.
Why buy Fairtrade?