Exhibition Hall

Welcome to the youth exhibition

Explore young people’s visions of the world they want for farmers and workers worldwide, and the planet we all share. Their work celebrates the power we all have to make a difference, and inspires us all to choose the world we want to see. Find out how to share your creative vision

#ChooseTheWorldYouWant

We are delighted to invite young activist, artist and Youth for Fairtrade member, Ella Trudgeon, to open the Choose The World You Want Youth Exhibition for Fairtrade Fortnight 2021.

‘My Vision’ By Leo, Aged 7

‘My Vision of The world I want’ by Amy, Aged 8

I dream about putting the planet first
I dream that we can support growers and producers in all countries
I dream we can all live sustainably
I dream that we can repair the planet
I dream we can improve social and environmental standards
I dream that the planet and people should not be exploited
This does not have to be MY dream
This can become a REALITY if we all play our part
Let’s all make our planet a happy and fair place for all

‘My Vision’ By Rocha, aged 12

On one side is the world we live in now. This includes pollution, plastic in the ocean, cut down trees and melting ice on Antarctica. The other side is the world we could live in and the world I want with trees, animals, fish and sear creatures.

‘Organic World’ by Oscar, aged 10

‘Clean and Green’ By Pippa, Aged 11

Great big forests
Great big trees
Lots of flowers
A heaven for bees.

Sustainable paper
Acres of trees
Vegetables galore
Can I have some please?

Plastic free seas
Plastic free lagoons
Bioluminescent algae
Shimmering under the moon.

From great blue whales
To clever chimps
They all matter
Even the shrimps.

Protecting our planet
Is the best we can do
We’re in this together,
Me and You.

‘Fairtrade Vision’ By Kyron, aged 9

Farmers and families get a better life
A stable income
Improve working and living conditions
Represent farmers
Time to use Fairtrade
Running water
Always use Fairtrade
Do all you can to support small farms
Everyone looks for the Fairtrade mark

‘I see a Fair Future’ By Tamika, aged 16

I see a fair future
A fair, safe future where people can do what they love without fear
A fair future where the flowers bloom and trees grow tall and animals can live in harmony in the wild, like they should

I see a fair future
A fair future with turquoise seas and aquatic life thriving
Sand on the beaches golden and soft, not contaminated with humans disregarded trash

I see a fair future
A fair future with no pay gaps
Farmers, workers and the people that make the clothes we wear are paid what they deserve and are treated like people

Finally, I see a bright future
A future where we ALL work together to save the place we live
A bright future where the sun shines bright in the seasons it should and a future where we look after the planet and happiness fills the air instead of pollution.

‘Mirage of Eden’ By Marisa, aged 21

To this vision I am bound:
the wasp buzz of a wave;
life and colour all around;
the blessings mother gave.
I am – choking – on dreams
of a rich, safe Eden –
a world serene at its seams,
uncut by cords of freedom.
Inhale fumes – exhale smoke –
a star – with wings
interrupts my hope –
and the – breath – it brings.
Fair trades and honest tongues,
sustainability will suffice.
Cemeteries of – uprooted lungs –
replaces paradise…
reward! – to those who stab-
at our womb –
and for those who tend, not grab,
the creatures, fruits, and bloom?
This rot – is in – my veins –
consume, consume, consume
we must – burn these chains
to kill – our barren doom.
Touch life beyond the computer,
rain and jungle dew,
a cleaner, greener future,
peace not just for the few.
My throat – burns
satisfaction slips my fingers
and to the past returns,
so only faith now lingers.
For libraries of celestial stories
Sun and Moon chase each other
Over unpolluted territories.
Tree nymphs will rediscover
their legs to dance and play
among skyscraper trees and towers.
Ink-free mermaids visit the bay
threading crowns of flowers,
never to know a plastic hell.
Fair costs and full cheeks
Nature, cast your spell!
Sung from mouths and beaks.
Imagine bellies full of berries,
imagine poverty, illness ended,
imagine trees alive with fairies,
imagine our earth, tended.

‘My Perfect World’ By Isaac, aged 9

‘Fairtrade for the better’ By Evelyn, aged 9

I wish that all farmers will be paid a fair price for their hard work.

I wish that all trees will be left to grow in peace.

I wish that everybody’s differences will be put aside.

I wish that all animals will be safe and protected.

‘Charlie’s World’ By Charlie, aged 7

‘My Vision for the World’ by Dylan, Aged 10

From Today
And from now on,
I need the world to
REPAIR
TOGETHER we can
RESTORE
Around the world
Division no more
Equality and fairness for EVERYONE.

‘An Equal World’ by Kaylan, aged 13

‘My vision’ by Daniel, aged 16

My vision for the future is clear
And that vision for the future starts here
No more wars, oppression or fear
No more polluted atmophere
No more unjust incarcerations
No more wrong exonerations
Hunger and famine will be eradicated
No part of our planet will be overpopulated
Foreign aid is no longer needed
Advice on climate change is heeded

So where do we begin, what do we do?
How do we change our world view?
Start with the small things like what we buy
Give Fairtrade tea and coffee a try
They pay their farmers more than the rest
With premiums that the farmers can invest
To help their community by building schools,
Water pumps and more farming tools
We can incite change by investing too
In Fairtrade clothes and Fairtrade food
For if this planet’s future is to be ensured
The wounds of the earth must first be cured.

‘My Hopes’ by Konan, aged 12

Konan lives in Cote D’Ivoire. His parents are members of a Fairtrade cocoa co-operative.

‘My World, My Tomorrow’, By Logan, aged 8

‘My vision of the world I want’ By Patrick, aged 8

I’m hoping for a world of peace
That means all wars would cease
I would like a fair price for all food
Which would put me in a good mood

I hope that no trees would be cut to make wood
That would be very good
I would really like equal rights for all
No one should be made to feel small

‘Our World, Our Choice’ By Students at Buxton and Leek College

Join students from Buxton and Leek College to find out how Fairtrade has helped them to choose the world they want.

Watch this film on YouTube

‘The World I Want’ By Indie, aged 10

I dream of bright and blue, blue sea’s,
I pray for turquoise water.
I beg for healthy and clean air,
I can’t think of the world getting hotter.
Wasting gallons and gallons of water,
Only makes me cry.
Sea levels rising metr by metr,
Brings a tear to my eye.
I do tell people to by food local,
To make it fair to farmers.
We make supplies fairtrade for a reason,
For farmers that grow food through the seasons.
I can’t save the world all by myself,
No matter how much time I buy.
Although you think we will not make it.
Would you like to know that you tried?

‘The World I Want’ By Nithan, aged 5

‘The World I want’ By Logan, aged 8

‘The World I want for the Future’ By Nicholas, aged 10

The world I want for the future,
Is where the air is much purer.
For the weather to transform,
Into days that are cool or warm.
Freezing cold and boiling hot,
Should be something, best forgot.

I wish for the oceans to be completely clean,
With not a bit of plastic that can be seen.
The sea creatures should be able to swim,
Freely and happily without a bottle cap on their fin.
Humans to survive don’t need to eat fish,
As there are others things that can end up on our dish.

The globe’s forests should be green and dense,
Filled with animals that continue into the future tense.
Trees should be nourished and planted,
And never ever taken for granted.
I want to see wildlife and insects jumping around,
Living their life on the grassy ground.

Children deserve a good education no matter rich or poor,
And have excellent teachers who they can adore.
Opportunities are important to all,
No matter how big or small.
Everyone should have their own home,
And never have to worry about being alone.

I would like future leaders to care and to listen,
And to help people not in their fortunate position.
I want us to love everyone and be kind,
As we can’t see into each other’s mind.
The world I want for the future can be bright
If we all try with all our might.

‘Greener Cities’ By Lily, aged 17

‘My Fairtrade Vision’ By Letizia, aged 11

Fair is a world I want
Active, equal and kind
Interested and curious
Rubbish none around
Trees in large amounts
Respectful and generous
Abundant responsibilities
Deeds not words
Engage with nature and help our climate!

‘The Ideal world’ by Katie, Aged 13

If you look at the world,
You’ll see it is a mess,
Because when protecting it from harm,
Humans did not do their best.

The ideal world would be one of peace,
No guns, no war, no hate or destruction,
One where we are safe from even a volcanic erruption.

A world where plants grow freely,
A world where animals are safe from harm completely,
A world where violence is a thing of the past,
A world where safety is a thing that will last.

A place where we can be ourselves,
And no one will discriminate,
A place where we can be happy,
A place where we feel love not hate.

If you look at the world,
You’ll see it is a mess,
Because when protecting it from harm,
Humans did not do their best.

The ideal world would be one of peace,
No guns, no war, no hate or destruction,
One where we are safe from even a volcanic erruption.

A world where plants grow freely,
A world where animals are safe from harm completely,
A world where violence is a thing of the past,
A world where safety is a thing that will last.

A place where we can be ourselves,
And no one will discriminate,
A place where we can be happy,
A place where we feel love not hate.

The world would be great if all things were fair,
And of others feelings, everyone is aware.

‘How I would Like the world to be and how I want it to stay’ By Kate, aged 14

‘What I want for our Planet’ By Lily, Aged 10

I want our planet to be whole, complete,
Not broken and dying, destroyed,
We are attacking it with heat,
This is not something to be toyed with.

With many of us in poverty,
And a third of children,
They have had complete robbery,
And we need to keep building our perfect world.

Plastic is infesting our beautiful oceans,
And killing our incredible wildlife,
Let’s put our re-using plan into motion
Let’s cut through littering like a knife.

Climate change is wrecking our home,
We must change, must save Earth,
More electric cars, less diesel to roam,
Join the fight because it will be worth it.

World hunger is a rising shame,
And we are to blame,
Let’s help people be able to pay for food,
Starvation we will intrude.

The future will be made
If we turn to fair trade.

‘My Vision’ By Kouadio, aged 11

Kouadio lives in Cote d’Ivoire. Her parents are members of a Fairtrade cocoa co-operative.

‘Our Future’ By David, aged 23

Watch this film on YouTube

‘My vision for the world’ by Faith, Aged 11

I want a world where everything is fairer.

Fair is choosing products that can impact lives,
Fair is being nice, respectful, and kind,
Fair is pure and refined,
In a world that’s always moving,
It means no one is left behind.

Fair is helping each other,
Putting our differences aside,
Fair is giving to others,
Even if you don’t get a reply.

Fair is backing the logo,
Commonly known as Fairtrade,
Fair is treating each other equally,
Making sure everyone can live happily.

Fair is making sure farmers have better trading conditions,
Fair is making sure we help farmers out of hard positions,
Fair is Fairtrade.

‘A world without climate change’ By Maya, Aged 12

‘World’ by Amy, aged 9

We love our world.
Only, we don’t care for it.
Rubbish shouldn’t be in the sea.
Lush green grass is what we want.
Dangered animals will be free.

‘My Farm, Forest and Community’ by Koffi, ageD 10

Koffi lives in Cote d’Ivoire. His parents are members of a Fairtrade cocoa co-operative.

‘My Vision’ by Maxwell, Aged 11

I would like to see more trees planted to stop climate change,
Ash, pine, coconut, oak, horse chestnut; plant any range.

I would like to see more recycling and no plastic going to waste,
the convenience lifestyle mean there is too much rush and haste.

I would like to see no nasty disease or virus infecting people of all ages and me,
I want to see nothing destroyed from flooding and earthquakes, an end to any catastrophe.

All I ask is for this wonderful world is love and care,
no shooting fluffy, feathery and fantastic creatures especially when the type is very rare.

We are causing the global warming that reduces the habitat of the polar bear,
But we can make a difference by looking after planet Earth that we all share!

‘Dream World’ by Farah, Aged 11

My dream world is where everyone is treated fair.
My dream world is where we respect the air.

My dream world is where there is peace,
But we can’t even be protected by the police.

Let’s not get our hopes too high
Our heads in the clouds up in the sky.

We can make the dream world come true,
If we can work together to see the skies turn blue.

Let’s work together so we can roam the earth freely,
Let’s work together so we can see our future completely.

‘My vision’ By Thomas, aged 11

The world that should be seen,
Has plants and trees that are green,
Farmers getting a fair price,
To take care of families nice,
Bring an end to mass pollution,
And manual labour institutions,
Global warming’s not inviting,
Earn world peace, stop the fighting.

‘Choose the world you want’ by Jamie, Aged 13

The planet we have is turning sour,
but these next two weeks, it gives us power.
We can change the current situation,
to bring about the reformation.

Climate Change has ceased to simmer,
and now our future is getting dimmer and dimmer.
But a light is shining, brightening the dark,
thanks to Fairtrade, the change is stark!

Now the masses are becoming aware,
the people are listening, the trades are fair.
So now armed with Fairtrade Cocoa and Grapes,
it’s our world, and a world we can shape.

A change is imminent, delightful, and sweet,
because we are all happy with the food we can eat.
But because all our problems were left to stir,
the climate is heating, as fast as a blur

The workers are getting what they really need,
all because you bought Fairtrade, a truly good deed.
So, here’s to keeping up all this hard work,
because its helping others, and that’s quite the perk.

‘My Perfect World’ by Polly, Aged 11

My perfect world is where everyone is equal
In that place happiness is frequent
And underpayment will always be illegal
In my perfect world it is always peaceful

My perfect world is full of love
It is where all hatreds disposed of
It is a plce to play in the sun
My perect world is where climate change is gone

My perfect world is where dreams will be pursued
It is where we’ll always push through
It is a place where the birds will always coo
In my perfect world everyone loves you

My perfect world is where the animals are safe
In that place we always have faith
And it won’t matter about our looks or our race
In my perfect world we’ll always be our own way

In my perfect world there’s no litter on the street
In that place everyone can affort to eat
It is where the lambs always bleat
In my perfect world joy is on repeat

My perfect world is where we giggle and smile
And happiness will run for miles
All the animals will have a home in the world
In my perfect world it will never be hostile

In my perfect world the air is pristine
And all the smoke will be unseen
Everyone will be green
In my perfect world everyone has a place to be

‘My vision’ By Adalia, aged 11

I had dream and a vision,
now I have a proposition.
For you and for all,
so that nature may not fall.

Pollution swept away,
oh what a lovely day!
Let’s bring this world back to life!
For it is filled with strife.

Animals should roam free,
and fish should fill the seven seas.
Clouds should fill the sky,
and flocks of birds should fly up high.

We should plant new trees,
and get rid of disease.
The world should be filled with clean air,
and all of the world should be balanced and fair.

Animals are endangered,
there are many that we’ve favoured.
Many have been lost,
we should know the cost.

Gandhi once said,
‘We must be the change we want to see.’
We must change the world,
so nature will be set
FREE!

‘My Vision’ By Konan, aged 13

Konan lives in Cote d’Ivoire. His parents are members of a Fairtrade cocoa co-operative.

‘This is the world I Would Love to See’ By Milly, aged 8

Choose the world we want, because we have the power
Watch trees grow and flowers flower.
Cleaner oceans and rivers reining free
This is the world I would love to see.

Engangered species make a thing of the past,
Tigers in the jungle and cheetahs running fast.
Children given chances, just like you and me,
This is the world I would like to see.

Let’s end poverty in every corner of the world,
Let’s forget racism, let’s hold each others hand.
Stop all the meddling and just let nature be,
This is the world I would love to see.

We are the future; we are the voice,
End all the arguments, let us all rejoice.
We all must stand together, this is the key
To make our world, the world we all would love to see.

‘The World I want’ by Taige, aged 11

‘The world needs better humans’ by Amelie Aged 10

Rainforests, Rainforests,
Orangutans, Indigenous people, monkeys, toads and snakes,
All have the right,
To have a forest abode,
Stop the greed, logging, mining and cattle farming,
Buy less paper, eat less meat and care better

Oceans, oceans,
Coral reefs, whales, dolphins, polar bears and penguins,
All have the right,
To a clean ocean home,
Laziness laziness,
All needs to end,
Buy less plastic, dispose of rubbish well, waste less, care better

Global warming, global warming,
Storms, droughts, icebergs, floods, habitats destroyed and starvation,
All animals and all humans have the right to live on a safe planet,
Waste less, eat less, travel less, care better

People, people,
Plastic, pollution, racism, war and freedom,
We should all have the right to share our clean planet,
Selfishness, selfishness
Buy less, pay fairly, care better.

The world needs better humans.

‘Picture of the future’ by Sammy, aged 11

Sammy lives in Cote d’Ivoire. His parents are members of a Fairtrade cocoa co-operative.

‘Fairtrade Community’ by Kitty, Aged 9

Fair minimum price
All of the farmers should be paid more
It is important to stick together
Recycle your rubbish
Team work
Respect one another
All get a saying
Don’t dump rubbish
Everyone should get food and shelter

‘The world I want’ by Thiago, Aged 9

I would like the world to be a place
where everyone is happy and free.
Take care of people and nature
and do not chop any tree.

If we are all kind to each other
and work as a team,
our Earth will help us and
the Sun will be as bright as a beam.

We must respect people’s ideas,
stop wars to protect others
and Be kind to your
Sisters and Brothers.

To have enough water and food to live
everybody should be paid fair
so the products we eat are sustainable
to show them we really care.

‘Fairtrade’ by Jack, Aged 9

Freedom of choice,
Allows all to make a change,
Inspire a new generation,
Recycle, reuse, repurpose and reduce.
Trade should be fair, sustainable, and equal.
Remember the smallest change can count.
Are you prepared to pay the price?
Do not delay.
Every person can make a difference, make your choice!

‘My Fairtrade Vision’ by Archie, Aged 11

Farmers farm fairly
Animals graze graciously
Imagine a clean world
Recycle rotten rubbish
Tropical trees flourishing
Respect our world
Amazon always alive
Determined to stop pollution
Everyone matters

‘The World I want’ by George, aged 8

I would like to world to be fair
Buying Fairtrade items show you care
It helps the farmers get a fair price
Bananas, coffee and tea and lots of things nice

I would like the world to be kind
Like a great big hug from mankind
Stop the bullies frrom making us sad
Being cruel is really bad

I would like the world to be healthy
Don’t make yourself wealthy
And all the rest poor
Together, we can be so much more!

‘The world I want’ by Kaisha, Aged 13

The world I want is clean and people pick up their rubbish and put it in a bin.
In the world I want every ocean is blue and sea creatures are not taken from their home.
In the world I want everyone has a home.
Most of all I want a world where everyone is happy.

‘A product of the Here and Now’ By Leonardo, aged 22

Let me start by saying that I appreciate you.

I thank you for being a beacon of unyielding will for us to look up to,
I thank you for the flowers you grew and the work you do,
You who have seen the sowing of the seeds of our foundation thoroughly through,
Toiling away to an end as tastelessly bitter as the coffee we brew

We sleep soundly on sheets of soft cotton,
We mull over wine, the finest we’ve ever gotten,
We have shops whose stock is chock full of the fruits of labour long forgotten,
We have business practices that are nothing short of rotten,

Covid came out of left field and appears to be leaving approximately never,
It’s at times like these we must endeavour,
Endeavor together to support those who need it most through this mounting pressure,
Because things need to change now more than ever,

So don’t be short-changed in this transaction,
Sound the alarm, ring the bell, blare the klaxon,
Let your rights be heard from farm to county fair — take action,
Demand a fair price and never let it lower by even a fraction,

Pave the way until all roads that lead to success have been cemented,
Spread word through the grapevine so that the status quo can be mended,
So that we can right the wrongs that have long since fermented,
You deserve better than to weather forever the entirety of a storm that can be prevented,

I want to speak my mind and this is a gold opportunity,
Our goal should be to seek nothing but the best for each and every community,
Let us never tolerate exploitation with impunity,
So that we may bring about a better future as a product of the here and now through unity,

May we begin again anew as we pick apart problematic practices plaguing the present day,
At times things may look grim but it doesn’t have to stay this way,
I see a Fairtrade future enriched with better conditions and fair pay,
And with that I’ve said my piece, so there’s only one thing left to say,

So let me end by saying once again, that I appreciate you.

‘I want to live in harmony’ by Molly Aged 8

Save the oceans,
Save the animals,
Save the trees,
We want to live in a place with harmony,
Choose the world you want.

We buy Fairtrade goods for equality and sustainability,
To stop the farmers poverty,
We want to live in a place with harmony,
Choose the world you want.

Reduce, reuse, recyle
Stop plastic pollution,
Stop the climate change,
We want to live in a place with harmony
Choose the world you want.

Stop the children working,
Start the children playing,
Hear the children laughing,
Give them freedom.
We want to live in a place with harmony
Choose the world you want.

Listen to my vision
Look at the world around us.
I want to live in a place with harmony
Only one world
Choose the world you want.

‘Together we can make a difference’ By Sarah, aged 5