Fair and Ethical Trade on the Fringe celebrating International Fair Trade in Edinburgh, a Fairtrade City during the International Festival. In 2012,this event had producers from Madagascar, Vietnam, Kenya, Zambia, India and Ghana as well organisations from right across the UK.
Fair Trade Fiesta celebrated Scotland’s achievement of becoming a Fair Trade Nation on World Fair Trade Day and during Edinburgh’s 10th anniversary of becoming a Fairtrade City. A parade from City Chambers on The Royal Mile lead by The Rt Honourable Donald Wilson, Lord Provost of Edinburgh and Humza Yousaf, International Development Minister with schools, universities, interfaith groups, organisations involved as well performers weaved its way down The Mound to Princes Street Gardens for the start a wonderful FREE five […]
Ethical TV presents this short on behalf of the Max Havelaar Foundation. Have you ever wondered where the fairtrade mark originated from? This short celebrates the creation, formation and continuation of the fairtrade mark across the globe; Max Havelaar and Fairtrade International are responsible for bringing fairtrade products and this symbol into the mainstream market. The Max Havelaar foundation is an independent non-profit organization that licenses use of the Fairtrade Certification Mark on products in the Netherlands in accordance with internationally […]
Tighanimine El Baz is a Fairtrade cooperative situated near the city of Agadir, Morocco. There are few job opportunities in the region and the production of argan oil is the only trade developing income. Severe weather conditions and an hostile environment make an agricultural lifestyle difficult to pursue and illiteracy keeps many of the women from pursuing good prosperous opportunities. The story of Tighanimine is told by Nadia Fatmi, the organisation’s president, who sought to develop female literacy in the village […]
In 2008 Wales became the first Fair Trade nation, taking a step towards becoming a fairer society. Ammanford was the first Welsh town to support Fair Trade; now the movement is woven into the structure of Wales and its communities. This film, presented by Fair Trade Wales, celebrates five years of living differently by supporting those who provide their products. They question the status quo by asking why, in such a globalised world, the farmers and families who grow our […]