Fairtrade Fortnight is a time when the Fairtrade Association (FTAANZ) asks us all to think all things Fairtrade. This year the focus is on “Show off your swap” – encouraging people to talk about their swap to Fairtrade, and encouraging others to do the same.
Celebrating with your family over Easter, you may have already swapped to Fairtrade chocolate Easter eggs. Coffee, sugar, tea and cotton are all available Fairtrade – swapping your regular coffee purchase to a Fairtrade brand is easy, there is a list of brands here, and is great way to be a part of Fairtrade Fortnight.
If you want to really get involved – there’s plenty more you can do. There is a list of events on the Fairtrade Fortnight website, including the launch of Fair Traders of Australia at the Manly Fair Trade Market in Sydney, on Saturday 7 May. You can enter a competition with a photo of you to ‘Show off your Swap’ and win some great Fairtrade prizes.
But the real prize is the impact you are having. It is real, and it is big - five million people around the world directly benefit from Fairtrade.
Be a part of it. Its fun, its Good, and the coffee is great.