Celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight - Come See Us
by Deborah Miarkowska
Celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight Monday 28th February - Sunday 13th March 2011.
Events in Brighton throughout Fairtrade Fortnight aim to “Show off your label” with great style helping to improve the lives of communities in the developing world.
Friday 4th March 2011 - Brighton and Hove High School, Radinden Manor Road, Hove, BN3 6NH - Dance and Fairtrade Fashion Event. Dance performances by children plus fairtrade clothes, accessories and products on view. Fairtrade refreshments available. 6.30pm 01273 505004
Wednesday 9th March - Friends Centre, ‘From Local to Global’, an exhibition and celebration of students’ work looking at Fair Trade at the Friends Centre, Brighton Junction, Isetta Square, 35 New England Street, Brighton, 3-7pm 01273 810210
Thursday 10th March - University of Brighton Fair Trade Fayre at the Cockcroft Building offering a range of stalls with Fair Trade clothing, arts, and crafts and locally based food businesses. 11.00am - 3pm.
Come & See Us
Saturday 12th March - Come & See us at the Co-operative Fairtrade Finale Event at Fabrica in Duke Street, Brighton. Guest Speaker: Blueberry producer Chino Henriques, the full Trevor Leighton exhibition plua a Fair trade Marketplace 10.00am - 4.00pm. Talk by Chino Henriques, Director of Apicoop from Southern Chile starts at 2pm.
Visit the Trevor Leighton Exhibition
“To mark Fairtrade Cotton’s fifth anniversary, Trevor has teamed up with the Fairtrade Foundation and some of Britain’s best loved personalities to produce a special collection showing off the very best of the Fairtrade Cotton range.
It is hard to fathom the poverty many cotton farmers in West Africa and India experience. Fairtrade Cotton gives farmers the opportunity to improve the livelihoods of their families and their communities by giving them better terms of trade. We hope the next five years will see Fairtrade Cotton increasingly appear on catwalks and in fashion outlets so that cotton farmers in some of the world’s poorest countries can invest in their businesses and create stability in their communities.”