Fairtrade Fortnight 2020

Every year from 24th February to 8th March it is Fairtrade Fortnight as part of an annual campaign to fight for change. Read more below.

The event is organised by the Fairtrade Foundation and this year they are continuing our call for cocoa farmers to earn a living income, as well as sharing stories that show the positive impact that only Fairtrade has on the women behind your chocolate bar.

The foundation campaigns all year round for the right to a living income for farmers and uses Fairtrade Fortnight to highlight this. For two weeks each year thousands of individuals, companies and groups across the UK come together to share the stories of the people who grow our food and drinks and who grow the cotton in our clothes, people who are often exploited and underpaid.

The main question is how can you get involved with the campaign? Well, there are plenty of resources available on the Fairtrade Foundation website such as school resources, informative videos and animations and information on Fairtrade events. The other way you can get involved is by choosing to shop Fairtrade where you can.

You can also see the story so far in the infographic below, created by the foundation: