Fairtrade Fortnight

Fairtrade Fortnight is an annual event that highlights Fairtrade Foundation’s mission to support fair and ethical trading practices for marginalised producers in developing countries. Its main objective is to raise public awareness and to promote Fairtrade products.

The first Fairtrade Fortnight in the UK was held in 1997 in Scotland. The campaign successfully encouraged all grocery stores across Scotland to stock Fairtrade goods, and the campaign spread to the rest of the UK in the following year.

Faitrade Fortnight 2013

This year's activities will take place between 25 February and 8 March and it is planned to host One Step Closer themed sessions including:

Fruit Salads
Wine and Chocolate Tastings
African Drumming
Fairtrade Fashion Show
Neal's Yard Stall
Blind Taste Test Challenge
Beauty VelL
Cooking classes and Provider Visit

Fairtrade Fortnight 2012

Last year’s Fairtrade Fortnight was held between 27 February and 9 March. One of the most successful campaigns yet saw a vast array of activities, including:

Fairtrade Exhibition
Stilt Walkers
Smoothie Making
African Drummers
Cook Off using Fairtrade ingredients
Tasting Tables
Sports Games, T-shirt competition and Fashion Show

Fairtrade Fortnight 2011

Fairtrade Fortnight 2011 ran from 28 February to 11 March. University staff and students took part in exciting events which included:

  • Fairtrade Stall and free Chocolate Tasting
  • Staff Cookery Lesson
  • Unfair Funfair and Sports
  • Fairtrade Debate

Page last updated: Tuesday 05 March 2013