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Fair Trade Festival for the month of May
The Victorian Fair Trade Festival, taking place this year from 8th May to 22nd May, is the biggest celebration of Fair Trade worldwide. It is an important event consisting of presentations, exhibitions, displays, workshops, films and market stalls that showcase Fair Trade products and businesses.
The impact of Fair Trade is ensured through good consumer choices and decisions. We can all improve the working conditions and wages of the workers and craftspeople behind the products, usually from developing countries, not only because it's the ethnical thing to do, but because it is progressive.
Moral Fairground, organisers of the Fair Trade Festival, has been the driving force in creating awareness of Fair Trade within Australia since 2009. They have collaborated with other organisations to stage a wonderful showcase.
The program includes:
Fair Trade from Morning to Night Exhibition Where: Good to Go Cafe, Hosier Lane, Melbourne CBD
When: 8 - 22 May, 2015
The aim of this exhibition is to demonstrate how accessible Fair Trade products are and how they can be incorporated into every day life through good consumer choices. The installation offers information about Fair Trade products and the social history behind the products.
RMIT Fashion and Textile design students use their textile design skills to explore a juxtaposition of local and global fashion trends, creating textiles and garment concepts from traditional Indian artisan techniques and silhouettes.
The Fair Trade Mother's Day Market Where: Brunswick Town Hall, 233 Sydney Rd, Brunswick When: 10 May, 2015 from 10am to 5pm
The Fair Trade Mother's Day Market will be an amazing shopping experience with many stalls of great products from Fair Trade businesses. There will also be live entertainment, children's activities, food stalls, and more!
An opportunity to learn about Fair Trade principles and a chance to meet producers, craftspeople and artisans crafting and creating Fair Trade products. Learn how to support Fair Trade as an ethical consumer.
Fair Trade Chocolate Tasting Where: Captain Melville, 34 Franklin Street, Melbourne When: 20 May, 2015 from 6.15pm to 8pm
14 per person
Learn more about the wonderful world of chocolate, gain a deeper understanding of this product, learn the process of turning cacao to chocolate, and taste and appreciate the flavours of covertures from different regions.
A series of mannequins will be dressed in garments created by Fair Trade and/or ethical fashion designers. Each garment will have details about the production process and the people who made the product, as well as the story behind the product or company.