Fairtrade Fortnight 2013 Dates

Fairtrade Fortnight 2013 is from Monday 25th February to Sunday 10th March. As always these two weeks of celebrations and raising awareness will put the spotlight firmly on Fairtrade and highlight the importance of Fairtrade and Trade Justice.

Over the last decade Fairtrade has consistently grown and an increasing variety of products are now available with the widely recognised green and blue mark. What is interesting is that despite an economic recession, when many people tighten their financial belts, the public have chosen to support a new and better approach to trade; putting producers in the Developing World first - even though there may be a premium cost involved in purchasing a Fairtrade product.

Fairtrade Fortnight 2013, during the dates above, will increase awareness, celebrate successes and evaluate future approaches. It is a great time for campaigners to be granted extra attention and for more people to get fired up by a vision for a fairer trade system.

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Get involved with Fairtrade Fortnight 2013

The easiest way to get involved with Fairtrade Fortnight 2013 is very simple: buy Fairtrade products! We are a Fairtrade only coffee company and raise awareness of Fairtrade in our local area and through our website with the products we sell. However, we still find that often people love the thought, the philosophy and the feel-good factor but fail to put their money where their mouth (or brain) is. Fairtrade ultimately is about trade and partaking in that trade; not just about "lovely thoughts" of "happy, smiling people" (although that is of course important).

Therefore this Fairtrade Fortnight (as well as before and after!) buy Fairtrade products. For example, we offer a fantastic range of Fairtrade Coffee, Fairtrade Tea and other Fairtrade products in our online shop. Additionally check your supermarket or even better: your local independent retailer(s). If they don't stock Fairtrade products yet, ask them to do so and explain why.

Fairtrade Fortnight Events

Across the UK special events will be held to mark Fairtrade Fortnight 2013. Check out your local press or enquire with your council to find out more about events in your local area. Here's an overview of some events going on in major cities across the UK.

Fairtrade Fortnight 2013 London

Past years have seen fashion markets, film screenings and bunting world record attempts. London is the world's largest Fairtrade city. It gained its status in 2008 and is part of the huigely succesful Fairtrade Towns movement. To find out more regarding events in 2013 you can contact the London Fairtrade steering group on 020 7405 5942.

Fairtrade Fortnight 2013 Manchester

Another major UK city, Manchester will be putting many events on during fair trade fortnight. Home to the Co-operative, Manchester will be buzzing with Fairtrade festivities and it is worth checking out the Coop's website and getting in touch with Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) who will be responsible for many events and raising awareness during the fortnight dates.

Fairtrade Fortnight 2013 Birmingham

In Birmingham the students have been busy planning events. The Guild of Students from the University of Birmingham have been planning events already and are currently working out the fine details. You can contact them by e-mailing volunteering@guild.bham.ac.uk - alernatively you can contact Fair & Ethical Birmingham on 0845 224 9162. They are responsible for overseeing Fairtrade in Birmingham.

Fairtrade Fortnight 2013 Scotland

Major Scottish cities such as Glasgow and Edinburgh as well as many local communities will be holding events during Fairtrade Fortnight 2013. Scotland is leading the way in many ways, currently working towards obtaining Fairtrade Nation status - the first in the world! To get updates on events across Scotland we recommend you contact the Scottish Fair Trade Forum on 0131 226 6162

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