Don’t miss Fairtrade Fortnight, which runs 23 February-8 March.
The national two-week campaign will encourage the public to think about the people who grew the food that they enjoy cooking with and “choose products that change lives”.
Focusing on a few core commodities – cocoa, coffee, sugar and tea – shoppers will be asked to make the connection between brewing a cup of tea and a farmer’s son being able to attend school as a result.
So, during Fairtrade Fortnight, thousands of campaigners around the UK will be calling on businesses and cafes to take part in the ‘stock it’ challenge to switch to using Fairtrade products and change lives.
Some of our favourite celebrities are also pledging their support to the campaign; Angela Griffin, Ben Foden, Hannah Tointon, Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall, Louise Hazel, Rachel Khoo, Sarah Parish, Simon Reeve, Simon Rimmer, Simon Webbe and Francesca Hull to name a few.
Want to get involved too? Whether you’re an individual or part of a Fairtrade group, there will be opportunities to get involved – including asking businesses directly to switch to Fairtrade in a stock it challenge.
Campaigners around the UK will also be organising film screenings and other activities to help strengthen awareness about Fairtrade in their communities.
By sharing their stories in a fresh and compelling way, Fairtrade want to remind us of the dramatic difference choosing their products makes and how much it is still needed.
Visit http://fortnight.fairtrade.org.uk/ to order all you need to bring Fairtraide Fortnight to your town including posters, leaflets and the brand new 15-minute film on DVD.