Walking For Fair Trade
A 20th anniversary celebration
Hounslow Group’s Chiswick Fairtrade Walk on Saturday March 7th starts at Our Lady of Grace and St Edward Church in Chiswick High Road at 3pm and ends at St Michael & All Angels Parish Hall.
From 4pm to 6.30pm, there’s a 20th anniversary celebration of Fairtrade. There is a 4.30pm opening by Mary Macleod MP, followed by talks and films from Fairtrade Foundation, Christian Aid and Divine Chocolate. Plus Fairtrade tea, coffee, wine and chocolate!
Back in 1994, the Fairtrade Foundation launched the Fairtrade Mark. Twenty years on, the Fairtrade Mark is the most widely recognised ethical label in the world - something to celebrate on Fairtrade Fortnight (24 February - 9 March).Two decades ago, when the Fairtrade Mark was launched, only three Fairtrade products existed: one type of coffee, one type of chocolate and one type of tea. Today, you can find 4,500 different Fairtrade products, ranging from fruit to flowers - and even footballs!
Over the last 20 years, the Fairtrade Mark has helped to promote the principle of fair trade, changing the way trading works for the poor. It has enabled small-scale producers to market and sell their products for fair prices, enabling them to feed their families, build communities and trade their own way out of poverty.