Published: Tuesday, 12th March 2019

Families across the borough got to experience the serious and fun side of Fairtrade at the family workshop events on Sunday (10 March).

The workshops at Charlton House highlighted how products on sale in shops can benefit farmers and workers in the developing world. The event, organised by the Royal Borough, was delivered by Global Fusion Music & Arts.

Lots of family fun at the Fairtrade workshops

Lots of family fun at the Fairtrade workshops

There are over 4,500 Fairtrade products for sale in shops, including coffee, chocolate, flowers, bananas and sugar. Fairtrade is about getting better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world.

As well as information about making life sweeter and fairer for the producers, there was a host of family fun including poster design, mask making, face painting and jewellery making. Free Fairtrade snacks were also served, courtesy of Sainsbury's in Woolwich.

Mask making

Marvellous mask making

Cllr Miranda Williams, Cabinet member for Culture, Leisure and the Third Sector said: WIt was wonderful that so many families turned out to find out in a fun way how Fairtrade is making such a difference to farmers around the world. We encourage people in the borough to buy Fairtrade goods to help improve the quality of the lives of farmers and workers."

You can find out more about Fairtrade or go to www.fairtrade.org.uk