Fairtrade Fortnight 2018

It’s Fairtrade Fortnight 26th February – 11th Marchtraidcraft

Close the door on exploitation. Choose Fairtrade. Ludlow Fair Trade Town Group is helping open the door to Fairtrade.

Millions of farmers and workers are still being ripped off despite working hard to provide the products we love. Unfairness in global trade is rooted in centuries of exploitation. Producers are fighting for a fair deal, supported by Fairtrade, earning their way out of poverty and transforming their communities

Consumers are sometimes sceptical about whether the Fairtrade Mark actually makes a difference to the lives of producers. It absolutely does. In addition, there are also a wide variety of other excellent fair trade standards and labels in Europe and other parts of the world.

Trade is something everyone does as a matter of course not from time to time. Being fair to producers should be a given in all trade. It isn’t! Yet consumers continue to support trade without always questioning if the producer or someone else is infact being exploited.

This year Ludlow Fair Trade Town Group is celebrating 15 years since being awarded Fairtrade status at the end of 2002. We’ll have events and activities throughout the year as well as in Fairtrade Fortnight.

Events and Activities in Ludlow:

Look out for Fairtrade displays in shops and cafes in Ludlow and choose Fairtrade products they supply.

Throughout the fortnight and beyond, St Laurence’s Church will host a Traidcraft stall of food and crafts

Saturday 3rd March 10 – 2 Traidcraft Big Brew, supporting Hidden Entrepreneurs’ Appeal, Wesley’s Café, Ludlow Methodist Church Broad Street. Also special fair trade food in Café.

Thursday 8th March 10 – 2 Fairtrade Stall at Local Produce Market Castle Square

Thursday 8th March 10 – 12 Schools day Methodist church

Saturday 10th March 10 – 4 Traidcraft Spring Mini Fair Ludlow Mascall Centre – browse the new spring collection of handmade, original crafts and buy chocolate and Easter eggs ready for 1st April.

Sunday 11th March Big Brew refreshments after the morning service in St Laurence’s Church, supporting Traidcraft Exchange Hidden Entrepreneurs’ Appeal,

  • Ludlow Fair Trade Town Group will be supplying a Fairtrade football to a number of schools to help promote Fairtrade in schools.

Traidcraft Exchange Hidden Entrepreneur Appeal . If you donate before 11 April the UK government will match your donation pound for pound. The people in some of the world’s poorest communities have the talent and determination to succeed in business, but lack the opportunity and training. They want to build a future of hope.

See Traidcraft Big Brew events above which particularly support the Appeal.

Or donate to the Appeal before 11 th April to double your donation at:

Traidcraft Exchange Hidden Entrepreneur Appeal, Freepost RTKS-GGZH-YETA, Kingsway, Gateshead NE11 0NE tel: 0191 497 6445 www.traidcraft.org.uk/hidden

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