Fairtrade Fortnight Event - decorate FT cotton bunting sending a message for justice in the cotton trade

In Aberdeen there will opportunities to decorate bunting sending a message for the need for justice in the cotton trade

on Friday 4th and Tuesday 8th March

at the Fair Trade Aberdeen shop 101 George St (opposite John Lewis)

between 10am and 4pm

Your bunting will be added to bunting from across the UK to form a hoped-for 40 mile long statement about the importance of fair trade and trade justice.

 Veronica Pasteur, Head of Campaigns at the Fairtrade Foundation says: "As well as being record breaking because of its length we are confident that our bunting will bring attention to the plight of West African cotton farmers.  We hope that by shining a spotlight on this issue, our MEPs will take action on this in the European Parliament and also that more folk will look for FT cotton when they shop." 

More than 10 million West Africans rely on cotton for a living with many earning less than $400 a year.  A recent Fairtrade Foundation report 'The Great Cotton Stitch Up'  revealed that a $31 billion wall of subsidies paid by the USA and EU locks West Africa into poverty.

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