Celebrating Fairtrade Fortnight 7 - 20 August
Fairtrade Fortnight is an annual campaign organised by Fairtrade Australia and New Zealand that celebrates all things Fairtrade. It’s an opportunity for us to celebrate the positive impact that purchasing Fairtrade products (like our Fairtrade cotton bags) has.
This year the Fairtrade Fortnight theme is ‘People and Planet’. We’re celebrating the unique and simple difference we can all make on people and planet just by choosing Fairtrade.
A little more about Fairtrade
We want a fair deal for farmers and we care about our planet’s future. That’s why we choose Fairtrade. Fairtrade is about empowering farmers and workers in developing countries to get a better deal, through fairer prices, decent working conditions and favourable terms of trade.
By providing Fairtrade products, we’re choosing to give people a fair deal because the ingredients are purchased by paying at least a Fairtrade minimum price, set to cover the sustainable cost of production (or market price when it’s higher).
Over and above that, a Fairtrade premium is also paid. This is an additional sum of money, which goes into a communal fund for workers to use – as they see fit – to improve their social, economic and environmental conditions.
Our Fairtrade certified cotton bags
Each August, during Fairtrade Fortnight, we celebrate the positive mark that is made on families and communities by our products that carry the Fairtrade Mark.
You can contribute too by purchasing these products:
Impact on the planet
Farmers are on the front line of climate change. For millions of farming families and communities worldwide the impacts of climate change are a daily reality.
Fairtrade farmers, producers and workers are becoming more resilient to climate change. They’re increasingly spending their Fairtrade premium on projects such as tree planting, irrigation, crop diversification and clean energy. Such projects are more sustainable on a local level but also contribute to the global fight against climate change.
You can make a difference!
Choosing our Fairtrade products is a simple way you can support farmers trying to thrive in tough market conditions, and investing in strengthening their businesses and communities.
We’re proud to support Fairtrade, and to ensure that fairness to farmers, families and the environment is a key part of everything we do. When you shop, look for the Fairtrade mark to make a positive mark on people and the planet.