Monday, 22 February 2010
Fairtrade Fortnight runs from 22nd February through to 7th March.
This year the Fairtrade Foundation are asking people to take part in the 'Big Swap'. The idea is simple, you swap your usual stuff for Fairtrade stuff. Your usual bananas for Fairtrade bananas, your usual cotton socks for Fairtrade cotton socks, and your usual cuppa for a Fairtrade cuppa. Whenever you pop to the shops, you can use your wallet to make a stand.
"Swapping your usual stuff for Fairtrade stuff is a brilliantly small step to making the world a fairer place. It means that you get to show your support for developing world producers through what you buy. Two billion people - a third of humanity - survive on less than $2 a day. Unfair trade rules keep them in poverty, but they face the global challenges of food shortages and climate change too."
So take a look at the Fairtrade Foundation website and register your swaps here