Fairtrade Fortnight 2022 runs from the 21st February to 6th March, and there’s lots happening in Ludlow.

Join us as we stand up for the people who grow our food, mine our gold and produce the cotton in our clothes – people who are often exploited, underpaid and facing the greatest threat from the climate crisis.

Smallholder farmers, who have contributed the least to climate change, manage over 80 percent of the world’s 500 million farms and rely on this land for their livelihoods. However, these farmers often lack access to the resources they need to adapt to a changing climate.

Last year over 33,000 campaigners joined 1.8m Fairtrade farmers and workers to challenge world leaders at the UN COP26 summit to be fair with their climate pledges. But the wealthiest nations delayed their promised $100bn annual funding to the most climate vulnerable countries.

Cooperativa Agraria Cafetalera Valle de Incahuasi, Peru (Fairtrade Coffee Cooperative)

What’s On in Ludlow

The Ludlow Fair Trade Town Group are pleased to announce another immersive line-up of events during Fairtrade Fortnight, to help you Choose the World you Want.

Fairtrade Quiz and Green Drinks

Monday 21st February, The Sitting Room, Blue Boar, Ludlow

Hosted by Ludlow 21 Green Drinks, which occur on the 21st of each month

Do you know where your coffee comes from? Or what the real price of your chocolate is? Join us for an entertaining evening in association with Ludlow 21 Green Drinks, where you can learn more about Fairtrade, unleash your creativity, enjoy a drink or two, and sample some Fairtrade treats!

Entry is free, and there’ll even be chocolate and wine tasting…

Fairtrade Fortnight Traidcraft Stall

Thursday 25th February, 10am – 2pm, Ludlow Market Square

There’ll be a special Fairtrade Fortnight theme at the regular Traidcraft Stall. Come along to browse and buy from the wide selection of ethically sourced products, and learn more about the impact of the climate crisis on the people who made them.

Traidcraft Spring Fair and Big Brew

Saturday 12th March 10am – 4pm, Ludlow Mascall Centre

Explore an Aladdin’s Cave of ethically sourced food, clothing, gifts and homewares which have been sustainably made by artisans from around the globe. It’s a great opportunity to get your Fairtrade easter eggs too!

There will be a Big Brew fundraiser, with hot drinks and baked goods available for a donation, so you can munch on some delicious fair trade treats while you browse. Proceeds from this will support Traidcraft Exchange’s important work enabling producers to adapt to the effects of the climate crisis.

Big Brew coffee morning and Traidcraft stall

Sunday 6th March, St Laurence’s Church, 11am (following 10am Parish Eucharist).

Pop in to Ludlow’s most iconic church for fairly traded tea, coffee and cake, and browse a range of fairly traded products at the Traidcraft Stall. Proceeds from the bring-and-buy bake sale will be split between Traidcraft Exchange and the Fairtrade Foundation, supporting producers globally as they navigate the adverse effects of climate change on their livelihoods.

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