This annual campaign, organised by our partner the Fairtrade Foundation, brings together groups, campaigners, companies and NGOs interested in fighting for justice for people and our planet.
During the Fortnight, we will organise, activate and lobby to highlight the plight of people behind the products that we buy and use everyday. We will stand with them in the fight for social, environmental and economic justice.
We will focus on and use the Fair Trade approach – a true partnership with communities across the globe based on transparency, dialogue and respect – to call for a better world with decent wages, decent work and sustainability for everyone in our supply chains.
Over the past two years, Fairtrade Fortnight campaigns have focused on the need for living incomes by 2030 in line with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals to end poverty.
In 2021, we will continue to campaign for living incomes, this time focusing on the importance of living incomes in strengthening farmers’ resilience in time of crisis and the current climate emergency.
Are you based in Scotland and interested in bringing Fairtrade Fortnight to your community, workplace, school, college or university? If so, it would be great to have you on board.
To get started, you can:
- Sign up to our newsletter to hear what will be happening in Scotland*
- Email Colleen to let us know if you are planning something, need support or have ideas on how to make the most of online campaigning this year.
- Find your local Fair Trade community group, school or faith group.
- Keep an eye on the Fairtrade Foundation’s website for more information about UK-wide activities and events.
*All of our Fairtrade Fortnight 2021 will take place online but are working hard to ensure that Fortnight will be as interesting, dynamic and effective as ever.
What is a Living Income?