Fair Trade Fortnight 2012

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Australia’s Fair Trade Fortnight 2012 celebration has kicked off again and will commence till the 20th this month. This year’s event is themed Every Choice Matters.
In conjunction with the Fair Trade Fortnight 2012, The Students in Free Enterprise of UWA, Oxfam Australia WA State Committee, and the WA Fair Trade Collective, have all joined forces in launching the Fair Trade Pop Up Store – which runs throughout the Fair Trade Fortnight celebration.
Carillon City in Perth CBD, is where the Pop Up Store nests this year. The aim of launching the store is to spread awareness about Fair Trade products as a retail option and social responsibility amongst students, young professionals, and the Perth community.
Besides the Pop Up Store, there will also be a lecture-screening by prizewinning investigative journalist Miki Mistrati, on the harsh realities of the chocolate industry (illegal child labour) – The Dark Side of Chocolate. That will take place on May 11, in the Fremantle Town Hall. Tickets cost $25/$20 (concession), and can be purchased at the Oxfam shop on 22 Queen Street, Fremantle.
The Dark Side of Chocolate includes a pantry of Fair Trade Moroccan foods, LaJacoba Coffee, Oxfam Tea, Fairtrade Chocolate Fountain, and more.
Every year, the celebration and growth of fair trade support and the life-changing difference it has made around the world to farmers, producers, and the communities in developing countries increases.
Today, nearly 1.2 million farmers and workers, benefit from The Fairtrade Certification system. Every time someone purchases a Fairtrade Certified product, the trade justice system is strengthened.


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