For two weeks each year in late February and early March, thousands of individuals, companies and groups from across the UK come together to share the stories of the people who grow our food and drinks, mine our gold and grow the cotton in our clothes, people who are often exploited and underpaid.
In 2021, Fairtrade Fortnight feels very different. The past year has been a tough year for everyone and campaigning physically and meeting people is going to continue to be challenging in 2021 but some continue to support Fairtrade all this time.
The COVID-19 pandemic has shown us more than ever how connected we are globally. This interconnection is at the heart of the Fairtrade message and is where your role begins. Why not become part of the Fairtrade movement and have the power to drive long-term change, not only with your shopping choices but with your support in spreading the message. Visit https://www.fairtrade.org.uk/ to read more.
One organisation that uses Fairtrade products locally is Menter Iaith Sir Ddinbych. Ruth Williams, chief officer there said: “As a charity that pursues its Sustainability and Environmental policy, we are proud to support Fairtrade by ensuring that we serve Fairtrade coffee, tea and sugar when holding community meetings and activities . As we celebrate our patron saint, it’s very timely to highlight the importance of taking steps, howver small, as St.David famously said how important it is to “do the little things.”