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Support World Fair Trade Day

Wednesday, 30 April 2014

On Saturday 10th May, Myakka will be supporting World Fair Trade Day. This years’ theme is a Fair Trade People, which is about celebrating the work of the fair trade producers and the fair trade consumers all over the world. Organised and run by the World Fair Trade Organisation this event celebrates fair trade all over the world.

World Fair Trade Day celebrates the work that fair trade practices have achieved to help producers from some of the poorest parts of the world fight poverty and provide a sustainable livelihood for the rest of their lives and beyond. It celebrates the millions of people working within fair trade and the world of producers and traders who support fair trade to help provide a fair and sustainable living for everyone within the supply chain. It is about encouraging and strengthening fair trade relationships and building on the 10 principles of fair trade.

There are events celebrating World Fair Trade Day all around the world and there are loads of ideas for events that you can hold at your work or school.  With ideas like a fair trade coffee morning or a holding a fair trade market or how about a quiz guessing where certain fair trade products are made – a great way to raise awareness of the amount of fair trade products available and the number of people all around the world that benefit from fair trade.

The World Fair Trade Organisation has a clever app to help you promote your support for World Fair Trade Day. All you have to do is choose a photo and then upload it along with some details about your event and you will have a lovely poster to use. 

So whether you to choose to support World Fair Trade Day by only drinking fair trade tea and coffee or eat only fair trade bananas, your support will go a long way to make sure that the people behind fair trade all over the world are benefiting from your support.

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