Fairtrade producer at tea and coffee morning

Fairtrade producer to drop in on tea and coffee morning – February 22nd – 10.30 to 12 noon

Visitors to Hackney Central Library on Monday, February 22nd, will have the chance to meet and talk to, Vinay Devaiah, a Fairtrade tea producer from Tamil Nadu, Southern India, and to sample Fairtrade tea, coffee and chocolate to launch Hackney’s celebration of Fairtrade Fortnight (February 22nd to March 7th). The theme this year is The Big Swap: a campaign to register one million customers who chose to swap their regular products to Fairtrade during the two weeks.

Councillor Ian Rathbone, Hackney’s Fairtrade co-ordinator, welcomes the opportunity to find out first hand what Fairtrade means to producers. He said: “Fairtrade is about ensuring a better deal for producers in developing countries and making sure they get a good price for a good product. You can make a real difference to their lives by simply swapping some of the items you use every day, such as tea and coffee, for those bearing the Fairtrade mark.”

The Speaker of Hackney, Councillor Muttalip Unluer will also be there to welcome visitors. The tasting session takes place from 10.30am to 12 noon, at Hackney Central Library, 1st Floor, Technology and Learning Centre, 1 Reading Lane, London E8 1CG.

Click here to register your swap:

For more information about Hackney Fairtrade see