Fairtrade Fortnight

Find out what is going on in Fairtrade Fortnight and discover what the group has been up to in previous years' events.

What is happening during Fairtrade Fortnight 2018?

Come on in - to Fairtrade
Open More Doors to Fairtrade - Close the Door on Exploitation.
It’s a scandalous reality that millions of farmers and workers are still being ripped off despite working hard to provide the products we love. Unfairness in global trade is rooted in centuries of exploitation and this legacy is still unravelling.
'Since starting with Fairtrade, it's made a mega-revolution in our lives,' Marcial Quintero, member of Coobana, a Fairtrade banana co-operative in Panama.
This Fairtrade Fortnight, stand with farmers like Marcial to close the door on exploitation, and welcome more people into Fairtrade.

Event: Film Evening - Dirty Gold War

Dirty Gold War - uncovers the human and environmental cost of our obsession with gold.
The film is a trip behind the scenes of a thriving industry. On one side, the displays of luxury goods; on the other, the appalling conditions of those cursed by dirty gold. A film that changes the viewer’s perception of this business and contributes to the fight for responsible ethics in gold.

Preston

Added Wednesday, 14th February 2018
Location: The Continental Pub, South Meadow Lane, PR1 8JP
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Cost: Tickets £5 - online, from 07813 870641, or on the door

Event: Photo Exhibition - Discover Fairtrade Gold

The Discover Fairtrade Gold photo exhibition - tells the story of how marginalised gold mining communities in Africa & South America are improving their lives and communities through Fairtrade.
Mon 5 March - Sat 10 March, every morning till 1pm, Sat till 12
Central Methodist Church, Lune Street, PR1 8JP

Preston

Added Wednesday, 14th February 2018
Location: Central Methodist Church, Lune Street, PR1 8JP
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Cost: Free entry

Event: Come on in - to Fairtrade - at Preston Market

Join us at Preston Market. What new Fairtrade products will you find? Come on in and we will show you how to fit Fairtrade into your breakfast, your dinner and your tea, with samples galore. Enjoy the chocolate fountain and have a go on our Fairtrade tombola. All day.

Preston

Added Wednesday, 14th February 2018
Location: Preston Market, PR1 2JA
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Previous Fairtrade Fortnights

Find out what the group has been up to in previous years

Fairtrade Fortnight 2017

News: Taking a Fairtrade Break at the Oxfam Shop, Sat 25 Feb

The mayor & mayoress joined us in the morning
Added on Friday, 17th March 2017

News: Taking a Fairtrade Break on Preston Station, Fri 3 March

Mark Hendrick joined us as we campaigned on the station
Added on Friday, 17th March 2017

Event: Preston Takes a Fairtrade Break

Join us any time between 10am - 4pm at our stall outside the Oxfam Shop in Preston. We will be handing out information and free samples and encouraging people to join us for a Fairtrade Break and reflect on the issues surrounding Fairtrade and how we can all make a difference.
Took place on Saturday, 25th February 2017
Film evening starting at 8pm.. A special screening organised by Preston & South Ribble Fairtrade Group at The Continental Pub in Preston. Connected by Coffee is an inspiring and thought provoking documentary about the lives and history of the people who grow the coffee we drink. Tickets available from the Continental, from group members, or on the door.

Event: Connected by Coffee

Film evening starting at 8pm.. A special screening organised by Preston & South Ribble Fairtrade Group at The Continental Pub in Preston. Connected by Coffee is an inspiring and thought provoking documentary about the lives and history of the people who grow the coffee we drink. Tickets available from the Continental, from group members, or on the door.
Took place on Tuesday, 28th February 2017

Event: Preston Takes a Fairtrade Break

Join us any time between 10am - 4pm at our stall on Preston station. We will be handing out information and free samples and encouraging people to join us for a Fairtrade Break and reflect on the issues surrounding Fairtrade and how we can all make a difference. MP Mark Hendrick will take a break with us at 10.30.
Took place on Friday, 3rd March 2017