Fairtrade India organises the Fairtrade Weekend every year in November to celebrate the movement and its benefactors – the farmers. This year the Fairtrade Weekend theme is #MarkIdharHai/ #SpotTheMark drawing attention towards the FAIRTRADE Mark which identifies fair and sustainable products for the conscious consumer. Bring the Fairtrade Weekend to your community by organising simple activities on the weekend of the 20th to 22nd November- a Fairtrade tea break with a selfie, Power of You photo booth, street plays, poster-making competitions, debates and panel discussions – get involved and join the movement.
November 20-22, 2015
Hear their stories, share their stories, change more lives.
Every November, Fairtrade India organises the Fairtrade Weekend, a three-day event to raise awareness about farming communities and how the urban consumer can make fair and responsible choices that change lives.
The Fairtrade Weekend is an opportunity to celebrate Fair Trade in your school, college campus, office or locality by setting up a series of events that remember the farmers and workers who grow your food and the clothes that you wear.
Fairtrade Farmers of India
For Fairtrade Weekend 2015, we’re asking you to turn the spotlight on the producers who grow the food and clothes we love and share their stories. That way, we can remind people of the dramatic difference Fairtrade makes and how much it is needed. We have all the tools to help you make this happen – including ideas, tips, resources, plus an animation film. Whether you’re an individual or part of a Fairtrade Group, there will be other opportunities to take action – including asking businesses directly to switch to Fairtrade. By working together, we can show all those shoppers who either don’t know or don’t believe that Fairtrade makes a difference that when they choose products with the Fairtrade Mark it really does change lives.
Mark Idhar Hai/ Spot the Mark
This year’s theme is Mark Idhar Hai/ Spot the Mark”. When you are looking for products that change lives, look for the Fairtrade Mark, which can be found on Fairtrade-certified products and means that they are ethically sourced.
Don’t forget to document your events and upload your pictures onto social media, and send us photos of event with the Fairtrade Mark at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Top Three Tips for Fairtrade Weekend 2015
- Tell a Story: Talk to your friends and family about fair terms of trade and how, you as the consumer, can support Fairtrade.
- Get Creative: What we have given you are just ideas, let your imagination run wild, and come up with more interesting Spot the Mark ideas.
- Stronger Together: Join forces with other interested people or groups, pool resources to create a bigger impact.