Starting on 27th February it's Fairtrade Fortnight. Just about everyone has heard of Fair Trade, but many people don't really understand how it works, so we thought it would be a good idea to have 'Fair Trade' as this month's theme.
What is fair trade?
For a quick but comprehensive introduction to Fair Trade, watch the video below, and for more details, follow the links. And remember: Fair Trade is not just for Fairtrade Fortnight – it's for all year round!
What does Fair Trade have to do with the environment?
Useful links ...
A few links if you want to find out more ...
• The Fairtrade Foundation is the representative body of Fair Trade in the UK (note: this organisation uses 'Fairtrade' as all one word).
• Top Ten reasons to support Fair Trade, by the Fair Trade Resource Network.
• A little more detailed background about Fair Trade, and a potted history of the movement.
• Note: the image on our home page this month, with a link to this page, is owned by the Shared Interest Organisation, and is used under a Creative Commons licence.