SFTF gears up for Campaign Day on 6 November
The Scottish Fair Trade Forum is heading to Paisley for a packed day of ethical events.
At the charity’s yearly Campaign Day -hosted this year by Renfrewshire Council- people dedicated to the Fair Trade movement will meet members of the public at a selection of stalls, workshops and speeches designed to promote the campaign to make Scotland a Fair Trade Nation.
In Paisley Town Hall from 10:30, local advocates of Fair Trade will speak about what SFTF has achieved, while looking to the future and the challenges faced by the movement. Throughout the day organisations will be present to sell a wide range of Fairtrade products, while anyone interested in the initiative will be able to learn more at a number of special sessions.
The event will also host a very special guest- a producer from Malawi who will talk on how the Fair Trade movement has changed the lives of both himself and those around him. As the day celebrates the fifth anniversary of the Scotland-Malawi Co-operation Agreement, the talk will provide a chance to reflect on what has been accomplished and inform people about what still has to be done.
Martin Rhodes, director of the Scottish Fair Trade Forum, said:
“This promises to be an exciting opportunity for campaigners from across Scotland to come together and plan for the final push to make Scotland a Fair Trade Nation. Scotland really can lead the way in its commitment to trade justice.”
The free event is open to anyone and includes lunch, but places need to be booked in advance.
To reserve a place, email firstname.lastname@example.org, and for more information call 0141 840 3213 or log on to www.scottishfairtradeforum.org.uk.