Fairtrade Fortnight is an annual event where companies, groups and individuals all come together across the UK to ensure the people who work as farmers, miners, factory workers and so many more are paid a fair price for the work that they do.
This year the focus is on climate change and how it disproportionally affects farmers and workers in the communities Fairtrade works with. Many vulnerable countries who do little to contribute to climate change are affected by droughts, crop disease, floods and heatwaves.
For Fairtrade Fortnight this year, here are five things you can do to make a difference.
Get a bottle of wine
The Co-op might just be the best supermarket for Fairtrade products. From bananas to your sugar in your tea, most of the essentials are Fairtrade. Best of all, they have a fantastic selection of Fairtrade wine. When you shop at the Co-op you can also save money with your TOTUM card.
Fairtrade and our suppliers | It's what we do - Co-op
Cotton is a big industry and has a huge impact. Stores such as White Stuff are committed to Fairtrade sourced cotton in a large part of their product range.
Shop clothing, bed and bath linen from the approved list of stores.
Clothes | Fairtrade Foundation
Add a virtual background to raise awareness
We spent a lot of time on Teams and Zoom these days. By adding a Fairtrade virtual background, you can help raise awareness of the campaign. The beautiful designs are a great talking point to start the conversation on going Fairtrade.
Virtual backgrounds | Fairtrade Foundation
Connect with the Fairtrade Foundation
Make this fortnight last the year and create a change for life. Connect with Fairtrade on social media and hear the message after the week is over. The choices you make now will make a difference in the future.
Fairtrade Foundation (@fairtradeuk) Instagram
Join the Eco Team Greenwich
Support the fight against the climate crisis by taking part in the Eco Team Greenwich. Find the ‘Join us on Teams’ link on the Green GSU website as well as the sustainable homes and halls guides.
A Green GSU (greenwichsu.co.uk)