Fairtrade Fortnight returns to Newcastle this year running from Monday 27th February until 10th March!
'2017 sees the 23rd Fairtrade Fortnight in the UK. It will also be one of the most uncertain years for a generation when it comes to trade. Following the vote for Brexit, the UK will have to come to terms with the urgent need to renegotiate more than 50 international trade deals and no-one knows yet what this will mean for farmers and workers in poor countries. It's more crucial than ever that the voices of farmers and workers are heard - to combat the risk of undoing the progress of the past two decades of Fairtrade and putting farmers in an even worse position in the future.'
There are plans to 'Knit Bomb' a bike in the town centre which will display the Newcastle Fair Trade Logo. On Saturday 4th March and Saturday 11th March the Fair Trade Gazebo will be up by the Guildhall and serving Fair Trade hot drinks and food items!
This years theme is - 'Put Fairtrade in your break, take exploitation out!' We're being encouraged to use Fairtrade beverages wherever we are - in our work & leisure places.