Image courtesy of Bristol FT Network
This year, Fairtrade Fortnight will run between Monday, 28th February and Sunday, 13th March. The theme is ‘Show Off Your Label’ with a focus on Fairtrade cotton as this is the only Fairtrade product for which sales have decreased in recent years. For more info go to: http://www.fairtrade.org.uk/show_off_your_label/
Jitzy Centeno, the Nicaraguan Fairtrade coffee producer, will be touring schools in the Bristol and South Gloucesteshire areas, and will also be speaking at the Bristol Fairtrade Fiesta, the Burges Salmon Fashion Show, and BLINC’s International Women’s Day event.
The Fairtrade Fiesta will be held at the Malcom X Centre on Thursday, 3rd March from 6:30-9PM in partnership with Ujima radio. Please see the FAIRTRADE FIESTA ARTICLE for more information on the event!
On Tuesday, 8th March, Jitzy will give a brief presentation at the Burges Salmon Fashion Show before going to BLINC’s International Women’s Day Celebration. At the IWD event, Jitzy will speak about her cooperative and the important role that her mother, and other women, play in her community.