Published: Monday, 19th February 2018

Join our special event celebrating Fairtrade Fortnight on Saturday 3 March.

The Royal Borough of Greenwich has partnered with Global Fusion Music and Arts to host a Fairtrade Fortnight event on Saturday 3 March 2018, from 1pm to 3pm at Charlton House.

There will be a range of exciting free workshops including African dancing, African drumming, face painting, clay mask making, flag making, Fairtrade bonnet making, games and competitions.

'Committed to promoting responsible economic growth'

Fair trade is about better prices, decent working conditions and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers.

The mark displayed on some products means that the Fairtrade ingredients in the product have been produced by small-scale farmer organisations or plantations that meet Fairtrade social, economic and environmental standards.

Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Sustainability, Councillor Danny Thorpe said: "Fairtrade benefits farmers in less developed countries and communities across the world. We've been committed to promoting and supporting responsible economic growth as a Fairtrade borough since 2006.

"Fairtrade products are available in our local supermarkets and by thinking about what we buy we can give farmers a better deal allowing them to work with dignity and control their own destiny."