Fair Trade comes to Birmingham

As most of us may know fair trade is about offering fairer prices and fairer terms of trade for farmers/workers in third world countries.

So what is fair-trade fortnight?

Fair trade fortnight is an afair_tade_fayre_005.jpgnnual campaign that has been established to help spread awareness of the fair trade mark and to introduce fair trade products to the public.

A step in the right direction

With the fair trade tour bus coming to Birmingham I seized at the opportunity to learn more about fair trade and the meaning behind its mark.

 Bus tour: Birmingham

On Thursday 6th March I attended the fair trade bus tour in Victoria square to find out what was on offer and how fair trade is making a difference.

Representative

Not only did I attend the event as a member of the public genuinely interested in fair trade, I also went as a representative of ENO (environmentalnewsonline), to report on Birmingham’s fair-trade event.

Valuable Contributors

Companies and organisations that took part in the event that helped to reinforce the importance of fair trade include the Co-OP, Traidcarft, LUCIA, and WhatsOn. Their presence was noticeable by many and stood out amongst the stalls as they were constantly in demand.

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Impressionable Responses

For I few hours I had the opportunity to interview those that were willing and enthusiastic about celebrating fair trade with members of Birmingham’s public.

Reflective response

To my surprise I found the event not only enjoyable but well organised and informative. I began to reflect on my initial response and was able to instinctively point out its naïve flaws.

What the future holds for fair-trade

I asked many the question, what they thought the future holds for fair trade? With many responding with this simple answer:

“ With the way fair-trade stands now, it can only get better. With the UK already on board with trying to establish fair trade, its only a matter of time before the rest of the world recognises its importance and gives their support”.

Sources: FAB, SmartPlanet

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