Each year Fairtrade Australia takes the opportunity to shed some light on justice in trade during Fairtrade Fortnight. It’s our chance to spread the word that by simply choosing Fairtrade products we make a major dent on global poverty.
2017 - This year our fairtrade fortnight dates are August 4 – 17th Aug.
The whole event has been moved from May to August.
Fair Trade puts people first
Fairtrade works with small scale farmers
Fair Trade ensure healthy and safe work environments
Fairtrade means a fair price/wage for producers’ products/work
Fairtrade is a valuable contribution to a family’s living conditions: to access medical needs, work and schooling
Fair trade is a rich experience of better understanding and insight into cultures of different nations, giving us that makes us into global citizens, from our homes
Fair Trade bridges the gap between us in Australia and the poorest in the 3rd world
“Job creators and innovators are just the key, and aid is just a bridge....a humbling thing was to learn the role of commerce" Bono ( U2 )
"Whether you are new to Fairtrade or are looking to get more involved, there are exciting and creative ways to inform your friends, family and community about Fairtrade and trade justice" FTANZ
1. Be creative; choose a nation as a theme.
3. Host a Fairtrade coffee tasting session , with our Fairtrade Starter Pack
Awareness Project Funding
OR Call in a couple of friends to brainstorm, help and enjoy while supporting and encouraging our neighbours across the waters.
Be engaged in raising awareness about modern day slavery, where our coffee and tea comes from and how our everyday choices matter. Give people the information so they can choose with understanding.
Tell family and friends there are so many things we can all do, big or small, to make a difference.
Here are some ways to engage others -
All of the above come with great introductory information packs so that your gathering, be it large or small, will find you well prepared.
You may also like to avail yourself of other information on our site such as:-
” Our desire is not that others might be relieved while you are hard pressed, but that there might be equality. At the present time your plenty will supply what they need, so that in turn their plenty will supply what you need. The goal is equality, as it is written: “The one who gathered much did not have too much, and the one who gathered little did not have too little.” 2 Corinthians 8: 13-15 (NIV)
We all can do something to speak up for those who can't, so there can be some sort of equality.
Being active for change can be hosting an event, big or small, OR simply altering our shopping habits at home, what ever you chose, your individuality, in being true to your self, will empower your life.
Please email Mignonne on firstname.lastname@example.org or call on 02 4751 7071 if you want to talk this through.