This Friday was Fashion Revolution Day, the second anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster in which 1133 people were killed and over 2500 were injured when the factory complex collapsed in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
The Leys Fairtrade Pupil Committee says “enough is enough” and they invited the school community and online followers to “join the revolution”!
“All we ask is that you take a photo,” explains Erica from @LeysFairtrade “just choose one of your favourite garments, take a selfie showing the label then share on social media – tagging the manufacturer, adding the hashtag #whomademyclothes”
This campaign is global, with 71 countries involved so far and the hope is that people find out more about the people behind our clothes – from who spun the threads, to who sewed them together, to who grew the cotton in the first place. Together we can use the power of fashion to inspire change and reconnect the broken links in the supply chain.
For more information, you can visit www.fashionrevolution.org or follow @Fash_Rev on Twitter.
Providing for our children to planning for an uncertain future – these are universal challenges that people face across the world. See the Fairtrade Fortnight web page for more about how Fairtrade can help change lives.
You know they sell stamps and offer a range of other services, but would you think of shopping for Fairtrade at the Post Office? Perhaps not.
But think again. The Post Office are selling an increasing range of Fairtrade goods via their online site. From coffee to chocolate to tea and sugar – you can find their selection here.
Watch the new film for Fairtrade Fortnight:
On 25th February, Cambridge University held an event to celebrate their new status as a Fairtrade University.
It was clear that there is great enthusiasm for Fairtrade amongst the university’s catering operation, with coffee bars, cafes and even evening meals featuring Fairtrade ingredients – up to now, Fairtrade had been exclusively a daytime activity.
There was also a talk by Louise Whitaker of Peros Ltd, who gave an insight into coffee making in Uganda, and the difference that Fairtrade is making in terms of the economy, environment, personal development and the position of women in society.
Amanda Taylor of the Cambridge City Fairtrade Group was pleased to attend the event, and took this photo of Susanna Hartland, Cambridge University Students’ Union Ethical Consumerism Officer, who spearheaded the campaign to win Fairtrade status.
Cambridge University has just gain Fairtrade University status. This is a significant achievement, as the complicated structure of the university makes gaining Fairtrade status a real challenge. Fairtrade status means that the University has made a commitment to using and selling as many products that bear the Fairtrade mark as it can, and has received official accreditation for this from the Fairtrade Foundation.
Monday 2nd March
Fairtrade tea and biscuits!
Please join us to watch a 15 minute film and have a chat over a Fairtrade cuppa!
2rd March between 12pm and 2pm – if you are interested please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Also on 2nd March, there will be a stall in room LAB028, with Fairtrade chocolate tastings and information.