Fairtrade Fortnight 25th February 10th March 2019
Fairtrade Fortnight 2019 25th February 10th March
Fairtrade Fortnight 2019 runs from 25th February to 10th March. This year our campaign, Create Fairtrade invites us all to use our imagination and Create Fairtrade in our lives.
Globally, the extra money earned by farmers and workers in producing countries grew by 19% in 2017 to reach €178 million.
Locally, through the support of Irish companies and people, the value of Fairtrade sales in 2017 increased by 26% – the highest growth rate in the world!
And Personally, that consumer spending in Ireland amounted to €342 million in 2017.Thanks to millions of people, in Ireland and internationally, Fairtrade is making real differences for people, the environment and the planet.
Year on year bigger commitments are being made and maintained. Maltesers and KitKat continue to be Fairtrade Certified. 100% coffee commitments continue from partners like Bewley’s and Insomnia. Lidl and Aldi both have global agreements which will significantly increase our cocoa volumes. LIDL lead with sales of Fairtrade banana and Aldi’s new Fairtrade tea will double our total Fairtrade tea sales in Ireland. Dunnes Stores saw 30% growth in Fairtrade organic bananas in 2017. Tesco Ireland now have the 2nd highest share of Fairtrade bananas and 5 Tesco Finest Fairtrade wines; Musgraves SuperValu/Centra now have own-label Fairtrade coffee pods, coffee and tea. Local retailer; Londis, based on campus in DCU, became our first multiple retailer to sell 100% Fairtrade bananas in their store!
Global trends are showing that we need to get more creative about finding solutions, Fairtrade is no different.
Create Fairtrade! invites us all to change how we think and act.
Create Fairtrade! works on a business level – making decisions to support sustainable consumption whilst encouraging colour and fun in our story-telling … It allows us to balance the huge responsibility required for more sustainable ways of doing business, and living, with an upbeat attitude around doing it.
Everyone is invited to be part of the Fairtrade movement, what can YOU create?
• Create Fairtrade Earthlings
• Create a Fairtrade Community and bring people together
• Create a Fairtrade School visit our schools section to find out just how easy it is
• Create a Fairtrade Event during Fairtrade Fortnight you could win a prize
• Create a Fairtrade Workplace and make your workmates proud
• Create a Fairtrade Recipe and treat your friends and family
More Information Coming Soon