Fairtrade Fortnight 2024
Get ready for Fairtrade Fortnight 2024!
From Monday 4th March to Sunday 17th March 2023.
This years Endangered Foods campaign highlights the urgent threat to the future of the foods we love and the livelihoods of the people who grew them. Without your support for fairer prices today, farmers will find it even harder to tackle the climate and economic challenges of the future.
By choosing Fairtrade now, you are taking a stand with farmers and workers worldwide for fair incomes, so they can protect the future of our food.
Ethical Superstore have been big supporters of Fairtrade since we launched back in 2006 when we became the first online store where you could buy a full range of Fairtrade products, we now sell hundreds of Fairtrade Certified products!
Ethical Superstore will be celebrating Fairtrade Fortnight again in 2024 and once again we’ll have a selection of great offers from your favourite Fairtrade brands.
What do Fairtrade Standards cover:
|Price: The Fairtrade Minimum Price and Fairtrade Premium drive real change today. Fairtrade workers and farmers are given a safety net that protects them from low prices for their crops.|
|Environment: While you can’t protect the planet without protecting its people first, rigorous Fairtrade Standards support farmers to protect the environment and Fairtrade Premium is enabling them to invest in climate resilience and adaptation.|
|Premium: Fairtrade workers and farmers choose how they spend the Premium which they can use to make their farms and communities stronger. It also enables them to invest in different ways of making money, so they are less reliant on the unpredictable cocoa market.|
|Women’s empowerment: Fairtrade is also supporting more women cocoa farmers to take the reins and stand tall alongside men. Fairtrade Standards make sure that they have a strong voice in their community, are represented in decision-making and benefit from Fairtrade. We know that independent income in the hands of women brings positive change to communities even faster.|
Follow the Fairtrade Foundation to help spread the message of Fairtrade, make sure you follow the Fairtrade Foundation on Twitter Facebook and Instagram. The more you share the more you are helping to support the Fairtrade mission. Fairtrade Fortnight 2023 is focusing on the climate crisis, which is happening now. It is one of the biggest challenges facing Fairtrade farmers today. The Fairtrade Foundation are hosting a free virtual festival on their website, you can see the full lineup of events here.
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Can you reach out to other local groups to share the Fairtrade message? Do you have another local environmental or social justice group in your community that you could present to or join up with this Fortnight?
For more information please visit the Fairtrade Foundation website.
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Sign up with the Fairtrade Foundation to receive emails about Fairtrade events, offers and news. They will also let you know about when they are running petitions which are an easy way to contribute to the Fairtrade mission.
You can sign up to the Fairtrade Foundation here
Since 1997 Fairtrade Fortnight has been increasing awareness of the Fairtrade movement and Fairtrade products. The first Fairtrade Fortnight took place in Scotland directed by Barnaby Miln and campaigned to get every supermarket in Scotland to stock Fairtrade products. Fairtrade Fortnight spread to the rest of the UK in 1998 and now is celebrated in serval countries such as Canada, Australia, Ireland and New Zealand. Events such as fates, fairs, Fairtrade food tastings, fashion shows and community, school and church events usually supported buy local authorities and governments.
Find out how some Fairtrade brands go beyond Fairtrade to help improve the lives of farmers and producers who bring us Fairtrade products. Fairtrade is recognised by 93% of UK Shoppers and used across the world to identify products which meet the Fairtrade standard. Some of the brands which whave been deeply involved with Fairtrade go beyond what is required to have the Fairtrade Mark, find out how Cafédirect, London Tea Company, LemonAid and Divine.
Don't forget, Fairtrade Fortnight aims to raise awareness of Fairtrade and get you to choose Fairtrade across the whole year, not just for two weeks. It aims to make permanent changes for the better.