As you may know the Scottish Fair Trade Forum are running a competition to design your own hoodie – open to both primary and secondary students. Pupils have an exciting opportunity to design their own Fairtrade hoodie. Six winning designs will be chosen (three primary and three secondary), these will be manufactured by Craft Aid
(Mauritius) and Koolskools and be presented to the winners during Fairtrade Fortnight 2016.
Closing date for submissions has been extended and is now 7 September so hurry and don’t miss your chance!
Designs, which should have a Fairtrade theme or something that links them to Fairtrade, should be submitted on two A4 pieces of paper (front of hoodie design on one, back of hoodie design on the other) either physically or electronically in a PDF or Word document.
Pamela L’Intelligent, our visitor from Craft Aid (Mauritius) during Fairtrade Fortnight 2015 has been in touch to pass on a message about the competition:
“Dear Students in Scottish Schools,
Thanks to all of you and your teachers for making my first ever visit to Scotland during Fairtrade Fortnight 2015 so special. The Scottish Fair Trade Forum, the City of Edinburgh and the City of Edinburgh Fairtrade Group, together with Scottish schools and various inspiring Fairtrade Campaign groups around Scotland, gave me a fantastically warm welcome. The hospitality was second to none, such that I will never forget my first ever visit to Scotland.
Those of you who heard me speak whilst I was in Scotland know from my story that engaging with, and buying, Fairtrade cotton makes a real difference to people’s lives. This is why I personally would like as many of you as possible to submit entries to the Scottish Fair Trade Forum’s “Design a Hoodie Competition”. I know that we have already received some terrific entries, but we want students from as many Scottish schools as possible to enter the competition, hence this personal message from urging you all to do so!
The deadline for entries to the competition has been extended, so please send your entries as soon as you can. My colleagues and I in turn will look forward to making the winning Fairtrade Cotton hoodies later this year in time for the winners to pick up their winning hoodies with their individual designs on them during Fairtrade Fortnight 2016.
Entry packs can be found here