Social Responsibility and Sustainability

Fairtrade Fortnight 2020

The University is committed to promoting fair trade wherever possible, and works actively to combat human rights abuses in supply chains.

‘Every purchase is a vote cast’ - 6 word stories for Fairtrade Fortnight

Fairtrade Fortnight 2020: Monday 24 February - Sunday 8 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.

Fairtrade Foundation

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. The theme for 2020 is 'She deserves a living income'. There are a range of events being held across the campus and the city.

Fairtrade Fortnight events 

  • 27 February: Fairtrade Festival, 17:00 - 19:00, Waverley Court; featuring stalls and presentations from fair trade producers and retailers
  • 27 February INDIAcussion podcast launch, focusing on environmental, economic, and cultural sustainability in the Indian and Chinese textile industries
  • 29 February: She Deserves Fairtrade: the story of chocolate, 11:00 - 13:00, St Augustine Chuch; featuring a talk from Fairtrade cocoa producer Leocadie Voho, followed by a panel discussion about Fairtrade and gender equality
  • 5 March: Conscious Cinema: The Chocolate Case screening and Q&A with Tony's Chocoloney
  • Free Tony's Chocoloney tasting in David Hume Tower Café, date TBC
  • Find Fairtrade products in University cafés

Future events about fair trade

  • 1 April: Conscious Cinema: The True Cost screening and Q&A with Lucy and Yak
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Fairtrade at the University 

Find out more about what we are doing to ensure fair trade and protection of human rights at the University.

Are you running your own event for Fairtrade Fortnight and want us to promote it? Get in contact.