Labour Councillor Carmen Appich, Chair of the Brighton & Hove Fair Trade steering group:
Happy Fairtrade fortnight!
We are a Fairtrade city with an impressive range of local shops and businesses which actively support Fair Trade partnerships with producers around the world. Fair Trade Brighton and Hove are proud of our innovative approach to promoting Fair Trade across the city.
For the fortnight, we have a series of events planned:
- Monday 22 February to Friday 5 March: Homebakes 21: JOIN US for a Fairtrade family cooking competition & show, with a chance to win a Fairtrade hamper. The prizes will be awarded and presented by celebrity judges on the 6 March – the main prize is a hamper sponsored by the Co -op shop!
- Thursday 25 February: We are delighted to be twinning with the Rwenzori Sustainable Trade Centre (RSTC) in Western Uganda which works with Fairtrade coffee, cocoa and cotton farmers to facilitate their trade links with premium and fully traceable end. We aim to support the promotion of the consumption of Fair Trade products by conscious consumers in our great city. RSTC is promoting Business to Business relationships (B2B) and looks forward to forging partnerships with Brighton-based coffee roasters.
- Saturday 27 February: “Fair city, fair trade, fair world” an event with keynote speaker Matt Oliver, Community sales manager at Traidcraft , Gateshead , as well as local fair trade businesses
- Wednesday 3 March: Q and A on fair trade with students of Sussex Uni
More information about Brighton & Hove Fair Trade, and details for all events are on our website: www.bhft.org.uk
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