The Fairtrade way puts the power back into your hands. Become a workplace Fairtrade champion and involve your colleagues. From organising a simple Fairtrade break at your meeting room to speaking with your sustainability team about making a deeper commitment to farmers through Fairtrade you can make a big difference this Fairtrade Weekend.
Organise a tea-time session during Fairtrade Weekend where your colleagues taste samples of snacks and beverages (tea or coffee) that are made with Fairtrade products. Strike up a conversation about what the concept of fair trade and what it means to them in their personal and professional lives.
Meetings with Fairtrade Tea or Coffee
You could also ensure that work meetings and group sessions at office on Fairtrade Weekend, often powered by several cups of tea and coffee, are facilitated by a range of Fairtrade-sourced beverage ingredients.
Sourcing and Stocking Fairtrade
If your company uses cotton for uniforms, corporate gifts, or office linen, get in touch with the concerned department to replace your supply chain with Fairtrade cotton. Talk to the pantry staff about introducing Fairtrade coffee and tea in the canteen or common rooms for Fairtrade Weekend.
Power of You Photo Booth
The photo booth idea’s been a big hit at music festivals and could work well at your office as well. Designate a quiet space in a meeting room or in the cafeteria. Set up a table with the Power of You Placards and a camera. Ask your colleagues to pose at the photo booth holding the placards ofr take selfies. Upload and hashtag these images to your Fairtrade Weekend social media page to create more buzz. You can download and print the placards here.
Write to Brands
Want your favourite brand to go Fairtrade? Write to us and we will send you a stack of cards which are friendly letters to brands asking them to go Fairtrade. Ask the clothing brand to clean up their supply chain. Remember, the power to bring about change begins with you: the consumer. Collect and send the letters back to us, and we will send them on to the brands.