A year’s supply of chocolate, delightful Fairtrade Gold jewellery, thirty-six bottles of wine, or is it vegan peanut butter you’re after this Christmas? If you’re looking for an unusual and ethical way to count down to Christmas – then look no further! Want to celebrate without breaking the bank – sorted! Excited to learn more about where your gifts are coming from – no problem!
This advent the Fairtrade Foundation has 24 very special doors for you to open in the run up to Christmas. From the 1st – 24th December check out a new offer each day. Check the online Fairtrade Advent Calendar and you or your loved ones could be enjoying prizes such as a stunning pair of earrings made from Fairtrade rose gold from Wright & Teague, a month supply of Little Miracles ice-tea, a handwoven basket of Tropical Wholefoods treats, £100 worth of beautiful blooms from Arena Flowers.
Christmas is a time for giving, and whilst the ethical movement continues to gain momentum, it’s the perfect time for us to think more deeply about our products and where they come from. Around the world farmers and workers toil to produce some of the things we love to eat, drink and wear. Every day of advent, Fairtrade reveals a unique view on one of these communities.
Grace Odhiambo Otieno is a worker on a flower farm in Siaya County, Kenya. She says; ‘I humbly request if you are going to buy a flower for family or friends, please buy it from a Fairtrade shop. It is a blessing to us. It has really really impacted many lives. I am only a single person, but I am the voice of many many people. If you buy a flower with Premium, and the money goes back to the worker, it changes a life.’
Grace’s story reflects that of many of the 1.6 million farmers and workers impacted by Fairtrade products.
For a chance to win one of the many beautiful, delicious and luxurious gifts on offer, you can take part in this year’s Fairtrade Advent Calendar competition by correctly answering a question about the daily product or the farmers like Grace at the end of the supply chain posted by the brand of the day. Fairtrade’s Advent Calendar is the perfect introduction to what Fairtrade has to offer.
So far brands include: Akoma, Arena Flowers, Cafédirect, Clipper Tea, Co-op, Cox & Power, Divine Chocolate, Dip & Doze, Jon Dibben Jewellery, Lebrusan Studio, Liberation Nuts, Little Miracles, Honeystreet Handmade, People Tree, Seed and Bean, Tate & Lyle, The Jelly Bean Factory, Tony’s Chocolonely, Traidcraft, Tropical Wholefoods, Wright and Teague,Vego and Zaytoun.
For more information on the prizes up for grabs please contact the Fairtrade Foundation media team firstname.lastname@example.org