It’s almost here! Fairtrade Fortnight 2018 runs from 26 February to 11 March and, during this time, The Fairtrade Foundation is asking that we show extra support for the farmers and workers who produce our food.
Since 1992 The Fairtrade Foundation has licensed the use of the Fairtrade mark on UK produce, allowing us to choose and support products that meet minimum social, economic and environmental requirements. This means a fair deal for farmers and food producers in developing countries.
In short, choosing to support Fairtrade means saying no to exploitation of workers and farmers in some of the world’s poorest communities, who may not even earn enough to feed their own families. The call for fair trade has the potential to improve the lives of the people who grow our food.
There are many ways we can commit to support Fairtrade Fortnight, from spreading the word on social media, to swapping our snacks to ones that carry the Fairtrade mark. Find out more about getting involved here and find out about events happening near you.