One of the most inspiring aspects of Fairtrade is how much young people support the cause. Perhaps it’s because the concept of fairness is well understood in every playground; perhaps because children expect those in authority to defend abuses of power; or having grown up with social media, they are the generation most connected with the rest of the world.
Each year the Fairtrade Foundation (and other organisations) invite Fairtrade farmers and workers to visit UK schools, businesses and supporters as part of the Fairtrade Fortnight campaign. Adam Gardner shares his reflections after saying goodbye to this year’s visitors.
Over the past few weeks, campaigner groups up and down the country have been donning banana suits, whipping up cake sales and getting creative for Fairtrade Fortnight.
The Commonwealth has largely dropped out of our collective consciousness as a body of influence and prestige, with many regarding it as historically compromised or associated with a contested vision of post-Brexit ‘Global Britain’.
Would you campaign for fair pay for farmers in the developing world?
The Fairtrade Foundation petitions the UK government for fair trade across the globe.