The Choose the world you want festival is part of Fairtrade Fortnight 2021.

The festival runs for two weeks from 22 February to 7 March 2021 and consists of live online events and ‘on-demand’ content, created by the Fairtrade Foundation and its partner organisations, brands and campaigner groups. These Festival Terms and FAQs (‘frequently asked questions’) apply when you join any online events described below.

What is Fairtrade Fortnight?

For two weeks each year, at the end of February and start of March, thousands of individuals, companies and groups across the UK come together to share the stories and highlight the challenges of the people who grow our food and drink. This year, although we cannot meet in person, lots of exciting events are planned online.

During Fairtrade Fortnight 2021, we’re highlighting the growing challenges that climate change brings to farmers and workers in the communities Fairtrade works with, many of whom currently are on the front line of the climate crisis.

Find out more about Fairtrade Fortnight

What are the festival dates?

22 February to 7 March 2021.

The Choose the world you want festival runs for the whole of Fairtrade Fortnight with some content available to view after it ends.

Visit the On Demand page to see event recordings

Who is running the events?

There are over 50 online events taking place as part of the festival. All events are virtual, online events that accommodate the current UK lockdown restrictions.

Some of the events have been organised by the Fairtrade Foundation. However, many events have also been organised by brands, organisations and campaigner groups that support Fairtrade. Details of these third-party events have been provided by the hosts and can be found on our site at the link below (‘third party events’).

See events organised by the Fairtrade Foundation

See all events

All events are currently scheduled to go ahead as advertised. All start times stated are in GMT. Unfortunately, the Fairtrade Foundation does not accept responsibility for any events that do not run as advertised.

See the full lineup of upcoming events

How is my data used when I sign up to an event?

When you sign up to an event organised by the Fairtrade Foundation, you have the option to opt in to email communications. If you opt in, you can unsubscribe at any time by following the link in the email.

Please see our full Privacy Policy

How much do events cost?

All events are free unless otherwise stated.

Can i donate?

Yes, you can donate from our Donate page.

Where does the money raised go?

The funds raised this Fairtrade Fortnight will support the Fairtrade Foundation with its charitable objectives in a number of crucial ways, including:

  1. Building sustainable livelihoods: your support allows us to bring Fairtrade to more farmers and workers, so they can receive a fairer deal for their produce and their community, and invest in their future.
  2. Building climate crisis resilience: your donations mean that we can stand with and support farmers as they build up critical resilience to devastating climate shocks, such as floods, and crises like the current global pandemic.
  3. Building the world you want to see: your support also helps us to fund many other essential projects, including advocacy at government and international trade level, increasing demand for Fairtrade products among businesses and the public, and supporting farming communities in a variety of ways to successfully trade their way out of poverty. 

We are so grateful for your generous support, which allows us to work together to end inequality.

How can i get in touch with feedback?

Visit our Contact us page for details.

Disclaimer: The Fairtrade Foundation is not responsible for the content of any third-party events and does not accept any responsibility for any errors, omissions or inaccurate information supplied by any third party. Furthermore, the Fairtrade Foundation is not responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content available on or through any such third-party website or resource. Please be aware that when you sign up to third-party events, any information you provide will be governed by their terms of use or privacy notice as determined by them. The Fairtrade Foundation is not responsible for the collection or use of personal data by third parties in relation to third-party events. The Fairtrade Foundation cannot and does not take responsibility for the collection or use of personal data from any third-party website.

The festival and our website operate under the English Law and any disputes shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of England and Wales.