Countdown to a #FairtradeChristmas – Day 5

Who are you?: Amy Strachan, Modern Studies and History teacher at Bridge of Don Academy. I believe Fair Trade is a great way for us to try and respect the rights of workers all over the world.

What is your Fairtrade item?: Co-op Fairtrade Tea Bags.

Why?: I love tea, especially when it’s freezing with all the windows open! Great for warming me up and if it comes from an ethnical source, that’s even better.

The tea bags are available in both normal and decaffeinated versions.

“Not all tea is created equal. Behind your brew, real people face low wages, discrimination and the hard choices living in poverty can bring. The people who grow and pick our tea often don’t earn enough to even feed their families.

But when you buy Fairtrade tea, farmers and workers can bring greater security, equality and opportunity to the lives of their families and communities.” https://www.fairtrade.org.uk/buying-fairtrade/tea/

To meet some of these tea farmers and workers click https://www.fairtrade.org.uk/farmers-and-workers/tea/

Countdown to a #FairtradeChristmas – Day 4

Who are you?: I am Barbara, Fairtrade Business Development Officer for Aberdeen for a Fairer World. I love Fairtrade as it eases my conscience.  I worry that I have so much when so many people have so little in our world.

What is your Fairtrade item?: My #Fairtrade item is @revolver coffee. I love it because they delivered to my door in #Lockdown, all their coffee and tea are #fairtrade, they are a co-operative and they get their coffee from co-operatives which means the workers are co-owners and are treated fairly, and can decide for themselves where to spend the fairtrade social premium in their communities.

Why?: Not many people know that coffee is the second most traded commodity – after oil. We know that means there is a huge disparity between price the producer gets and the price we pay for our coffee – all those fat cat middle men. Revolver reinvests 25% of their profits into producer communities – That makes my coffee taste all the better. https://revolverworld.com/

Countdown to a #FairtradeChristmas – Day 2

COMPETITION TIME!

The Fairtrade Festive hamper you could win.

Would you like a Fairtrade hamper under your Christmas tree this year? Then take part in our #FairtradeChristmas photo competition. To be in with a chance simply:

1. Take a photo of yourself, your friends or your family with a Fairtrade product.

2. Add your photo to the event page on Facebook https://fb.me/e/2lvjwzAbq

3. Add #FairtradeChristmas.

4. The photo with the most likes will win the Fairtrade Christmas hamper.*

5. You can have as many entries as you like.

The Festive hamper contains one rich iced fruit slab cake, Earl Grey tea, chocolate chunk and sour cherry shortbread rounds, Rwandan red bourbon fresh ground coffee, dark chocolate with marzipan & orange liqueur, half-coated chocolate Christmas trees, Divine dark chocolate salted caramel thins, Zaytoun caramelised almonds, dark chocolate chip & orange biscuits, butterscotch sweets, one slab of 37% milk chocolate, and one ‘joy’ drawstring bag. Yum!

Who are you?: Cara Walkden, Social studies teacher and Secretary of Aberdeen for a Fairer World. I am a teacher at Bridge of Don Academy and have been working with pupils to promote Fairtrade. I am interested in fair trade because it is an easily accessible way for me to help improve the lives of people around the world.

What is your Fairtrade item?: Tesco Finest Indulgent Drinking Chocolate.

Why?: I love hot chocolate and this is my favourite to have at home. It has a really rich flavour which satisfies my craving for chocolate. It is also good to know that the cocoa farmers in the Dominican Republic are getting a fair price for their produce. Perfect for a cold winters night!

* The competition closes at midnight on Tuesday 22nd of December. The hamper can be collected or delivered locally (Aberdeen/Aberdeenshire) on Wednesday 23rd or Thursday 24th. The hamper has been purchased from Traidcraft using funds from the Co-op Local Community Fund https://www.traidcraftshop.co.uk/festive-hamper.