Published on February 27th, 2017 | by Michelle Roper-Shaw
Take a Fairtrade Tea Break
Fairtrade fortnight takes place from 27 February to 12 March. So, there is no better time to switch to Fairtrade to support the farmers whose produce we often take for granted.
Coffee, tea, chocolate and fruit are all staples of modern life. Enjoying the perfect cuppa or a snack is an important part of our daily routine yet, millions of farmers struggle to make a living.
One in three people in Kenya’s coffee and tea growing region live in poverty. Meanwhile in Malawi, the tea pickers earn less than £1.46 a day.
Plan Your Fairtrade Tea Break
Over the course of the next fortnight, the Fairtrade Foundation is encouraging us all to make a change. Whether you are at home, school, office or involved in a church or community group you can hold a Fairtrade tea break.
There are so many different ways in which you can make, “a break from the norm”. From a simple coffee morning with your neighbours to a sophisticated afternoon tea in the office. Whatever you decide to do the message remains the same – Put Fairtrade in your break, take exploitation out.
You could also arrange some fund raising activities as part of your tea break. Maybe a “Great British Bake Off” style competition where you can then sell your homemade delights to raise money.
Fairtrade Catering Products Available at the Post Office Shop
In the UK, over 5,000 products are licensed to carry FAIRTRADE Mark including coffee, tea, herbal teas, chocolate, cocoa and sugar, amongst many others.
If you are planning a Fairtrade tea break you can stock up on a variety of essential Fairtrade catering products at the Post Office Shop. All the top brands for coffee, tea, cocoa and sugar are available. So you can ensure whether you are at home or work you can support farmers and workers across the globe.
For more information on how you and your community can get involved in Fairtrade Fortnight, visit www.fairtrade.org.uk/fortnight.