In the February edition of East Life magazine, there is an article on local fair trade showing how the east of England is coming together to support Fairtrade Fortnight. The Ipswich Fair Trade Shop features in the article. As the article says, “2017 is the perfect time for us to come together to amplify the voices of marginalised producers by buying Fairtrade”. To read the whole article click the image right.
Is yours a Fair Trade school? Find out how your school can get involved in the fair trade movement. Traidcraft, one of our key suppliers, has produced a magazine promoting fair trade in schools. It is packed with ideas about what kind of activities you can engage in at school to help promote fair trade, and reports on events that other schools have already held. We have copies available in the shop if you or your teachers would like one, or alternatively visit traidcraftschools.co.uk.
As a special promotion during Fair Trade Fortnight, Namaste, one of our key suppliers, was making a donation to Child Rescue Nepal for each order placed with them. The monies raised will help support Bhumeswari primary school which was badly damaged in the earthquake of 2015 and is looking to reinstate a clean water supply and toilets. The Fair Trade Shop is proud to have helped support this by placing a large value order with Namaste.