Social Responsibility and Sustainability

Fairtrade Fortnight 2017

Each year Fairtrade Fortnight brings together campaigners, businesses, schools, and places of worship show their support for the farmers and workers who grow our food in developing countries. 

The Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability will be marking the fortnight in a variety of ways:

  • Our Visions for Change event, Human rights abuses in the supply chain: what can we do?
  • #UoEfairtrade photo competition where we will encourage staff and students to snap their Fairtrade break...and win an awesome Fairtrade goodie bag!
  • Promoting the work that the University of Edinburgh is doing to promote and support Fairtrade.

In addition to our events there will also be a range of other free activities going on that students can get involved with. Check out our Fairtrade Calendar below to get the dates in your diary!


Fairtrade Fortnight 2017: dates for your diary


Human rights abuses in the supply chain: what can we do?

Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation, 6 - 7.30pmWEDNESDAY 1 MARCH

One World Shop @ PotterrowCome along to learn more about fairtrade, try some tasty samples, and browse the range of fairtrade products that are on the market

Edinburgh University Students Association, Potterrow Dome, 11.30am - 2.30pm


Meet the Producers: Bijumon Kurian

Come to the One World Shop in the evening of Wednesday 1st March to meet Bijumon Kurian. His efforts focus on issues including organic and Fair Trade, and empowering women in the agriculture sector.

One World Shop, 25 Nicolson Square, 6 - 7.30pm



Cross-Party Group on Fair Trade meeting with guest speaker Bijumon Kurian, President of MASS (Manarcadu Social Service Society), a Fairtrade farmers’ co-operative in India.

Scottish Parliament, Committee Room 5, 6 - 8pm If you wish to attend this event, please email to reserve a place.



Fairtrade BAKE OFF!

We want you to bring along your best FAIR TRADE CAKE to be judged at our fair trade Bake Off by Victoria and Linda. You can make any kind of cake as long as it has at least one fair trade ingredient.

One World Shop, 25 Nicolson Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9BX, 10am - 12pm



Edinburgh Fairtrade Festival

Eric Liddell Centre, 15 Morningside Rd, Edinburgh EH10 4DP, 10.30am - 2.30pm (drop in)


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Feb 27 2017 - Mar 12 2017

Fairtrade Fortnight 2017

Entry is on a first come first served basis. If you are late, we cannot guarantee your place.
This event may be photographed and/or recorded for promotional or recruitment materials for the University and University approved third parties.