The University is committed to promoting fair trade wherever possible, and works actively to combat human rights abuses in supply chains.
Fairtrade Fortnight 2018: Monday 26 February - Sunday 11 March
Fairtrade Fortnight is an action-packed highlight of the year, when campaigners, businesses, schools and places of worship show their support for the farmers and workers who grow our food in developing countries.
We have been a Fairtrade University since 2004 and are active in Edinburgh’s Fairtrade City Group. We supported Scotland’s bid to become a Fair Trade Nation, a status that was awarded in 2013.
Fairtrade Fortnight events
- Fairtrade Fortnight events around Edinburgh
- Our event, Visions for Change: 'Tackling modern slavery through transparency'.
Fairtrade Fortnight information
- The theme for 2018 is to 'come on in to Fairtrade' during Fairtrade Fortnight; more information and resources available from the Fairtrade Foundation.
- Learn about fair trade products at the University below, or for more detail visit the fairness in trade and sustainable procurement page.
- Learn about the conflict minerals that are in most electronics.
- Learn about what the University is doing about modern slavery, including our modern slavery statement.
- Learn about the collaborative EU-funded project: 'Make ICT Fair'.
- Would you like to incorporate fair trade into your coursework or dissertation? Browse fair trade research topics on our Living Labs projects database.
Thinking of running your own activity or event? Let us know!
We’re calling on staff and students to join us in exploring what it means to be fair trade and highlight ways we can have a positive impact.
Whether you’re interested in fair trade food, clothing, policy or debate, be part of Fairtrade Fortnight and organise your own event!
Stuck for an idea? How about organising a bake sale and showcase the best of Fairtrade baking products, organise a community Fairtrade breakfast, or why not organise a lecture or debate on an area of fair trade that’s important to you?
Email Rachel (email@example.com), and we will include the details in our Fairtrade Fortnight calendar, and promote to the wider University and networks.
Fairtrade bananas and apple juice
Rice from Malawi
Fairtrade Fortnight 2017
Fairtrade Fortnight 2016: Visions for Change
Modern slavery: are we complicit?