Countdown to a #FairtradeChristmas – Day 23

Who are you?: Jim. My wife works at Bridge of Don Academy.

What is your Fairtrade item?: Co-op Fairtrade Roses in a mixed bunch of flowers.

Why?: A bunch of flowers brightens up our hallway and always brings a smile to my wife’s face. She also likes as many things in our house to be Fairtrade so luckily this ticks three boxes! They look lovely and last for a long time so I feel like they are worth it. Especially knowing the people who grow, harvest, pack and care for the flowers are getting the benefits of a Fairtrade product and the Fairtrade premium.

https://www.fairtrade.org.uk/farmers-and-workers/flowers/oserian-flowers-ltd/

It is not just roses which can be Fairtrade. Read https://www.fairtrade.org.uk/buying-fairtrade/flowers/ to see if your favourite flower can be bought Fairtrade.

Countdown to a #FairtradeChristmas – Day 20

Who are you?: Santa. I will be visiting the North East of Scotland and delivering lots of toys to the good boys and girls (and staff) of Bridge of Don Academy. There might be restrictions in place but that won’t stop me dropping presents off, I am a key worker after all!

What is your Faitrade item?: Fairtrade Christmas stocking fillers.

Why?: As you have been hearing throughout December, Fairtrade helps the farmers and producers of products that we love. When I am making up Christmas stockings to thank all my elves, I like to use Fairtrade chocolates and gifts. They have delicious chocolate coins, purses from India, socks, boxes of chocolates, wooden calendars, chocolate coated raisins, jelly beans, chocolate lollipops, chocolate snowballs, the list goes on! There are even ‘Free From’ Fairtrade products available from the Co-op…really does mean everyone can get something Fairtrade and delicious or useful in their stocking this year!