Fairtrade Fortnight in Hackney: get involved
Local residents and businesses are being encouraged to think more about where their products and produce comes from as part of a nationwide campaign.
The Hackney Fairtrade Group will be hosting events across the borough to mark Fairtrade Fortnight (27 February-12 March), including pop-up stalls, where residents can sample fairtrade produce and learn more about how to shop more wisely.
Join the Hackney Fairtrade Group here:
- 27 Feb-12 March
Fairtrade display in Central Library, 1 Reading Lane
- 2 March
Stall in the Council’s Hackney Service Centre, 1 Hillman Street
- 8 March, 10.30am-12pm
Fairtrade coffee morning at Victoria Park Community Centre, 5 Gore Road
- 10 March, 6.30pm onwards
Stall at Sustainable Hackney film showing, The Oil Machine' St Paul’s Church, 182 Stoke Newington Rd, N16 7UE
We are proud to be a designated fairtrade borough, and we are committed to making Hackney fairer by working with our local businesses to support them to sell Fairtrade products, raising awareness of the importance of Fairtrade and supporting local residents to buy fairtrade goods.
This year's Fairtrade Fortnight focuses on the theme of Climate Change and the catastrophic effect it is having on producers in the Global South. Fairtrade Fortnight is about raising awareness of our power as consumers. By swapping our everyday shopping items for those bearing the fairtrade mark, we can help make a real difference to the lives of workers, producers and their families in the developing world, whilst tackling pressing global issues such as climate change.