Fairtrade Fortnight shines a light on the farmers and workers behind our food and products.
Behind every sip of coffee, every kick of a football or every bite of a chocolate block, there is a person who toiled and grafted to get it to your doorstep.
For two weeks every year, running from February 26 to March 11 in 2018, the focus is on them and how when trade is fair, it can make the world a better place. Buying products bearing the Fairtrade mark ensures that farmers and growers get their fair share of the pay to improve their lives and the lives of their communities as well as closing the door to exploitation.
More than 1.6 million people across 74 developing countries have seen their daily routine transformed by the initiative with more than 5,000 events taking place to mark Fairtrade Fortnight last year.
The nationwide campaign is inviting consumers and businesses to ‘Come On In’ this time around – with thousands of events like breakfasts, breaks and bake-offs taking place across the country – and The Big Issue Shop has answered the call with a collection of Fairtrade products on offer.
Cafédirect’s delicious coffee is a wake-up call for you and for the farmers who benefit from receiving up to 50% of the profits from each bag. The proceeds are fed into the Cafédirect Producers’ Foundation, a UK charity that is run by farmers, for farmers, taking leadership and developing innovative solutions to the challenges they face.