Welcome to Edition 36 of Fair News Message from Susy Happy spring everyone! As you will see from this newsletter, we have lots happening and encour

Welcome to Edition 36 of Fair News

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Message from Susy

Happy spring everyone!

As you will see from this newsletter, we have lots happening and encourage you to get involved.

Over the years we have spoken to our businesses partners and passionate public who support our events. We are now working harder towards establishing initiatives which benefit both consumers and businesses alike. This year we have introduced a number of new initiatives which I think you will find extremely useful. We are very proud that this year we have launched the 1st Ethical Enterprise Conference. The caliber of speakers and the diversity of topics on offer during this one-day conference is testament of the work we have done over the years and the diversity of passionate and knowledgeable professionals who represent the ethical and social business sector.

Our business membership program is also new this year and is growing quickly. We are encouraged by the growth of this membership program, as it grows further will hope to offer many exciting opportunities to assist the growth of your business.

We are also very proud to be launching our Fair Christmas e-catalogue. We will offer a series of product catalogues, which not only promotes ethical products to consumers, but also the ethical story behind the product. We believe every ethical product has a story to tell.

We hope that you will join us in this journey of growth and greater awareness of conscious enterprise in Australia.

To finish off, we have extended the deadline of the Ethical Enterprise Award to the 7th of October and don’t forget Fair@Square is not far away. So, if you are an ethical business, this is a fantastic opportunity to engage with thousands of conscious and curious visitors.

Enjoy the rest of the newsletter

Launching The Design for Good Exhibition at Fair@Square in 2014


The Design for Good exhibition is an exciting new venture at this year's Fair@Square. Step through the doors of a shipping container to enter a home displaying some of todays innovative products and design concepts. See how socially-responsive design can shape our world sustainably, and be inspired about the innovations that are making a difference to people all around the world.
Through a collaboration with Interface Constructions, FutureKind, and RMIT's Design Action Program, eleven talented students from Industrial, Visual Merchandising and Visual Communication are helping to create this free, public and interactive exhibition. Plans are already underway, and we can't wait to share more progress with you as it happens!


The 2014 Ethical Enterprise Conference Speakers released


Create Value from Values: The Missing Link presented by Jesper Lowgren

Network, learn and operate successfully with fellow passionate ethical professionals

The Ethical Enterprise Conference is a one-day business networking and educational conference for local and national, small to medium-sized ethical enterprises and social traders.

Ethical Enterprise, Social Traders, Micro and Small business, Innovative and passionate professionals, new or established in the sector, are encouraged to attend this one day conference. A day conference which brings together inspirational speakers and fellow delegates to share their experiences, influences and knowledge of operating in the ethical and social enterprise space.

Network, learn and be inspired by knowledgeable, high calibre speakers, passionate about the social and ethical enterprise movement.

Event Details:
1st Ethical Enterprise Conference, 9.15am - 5.30pm
Ethical Enterprise Award Dinner, 6.30pm -10.00pm
Rydges, Bell City, 215 Bell Street, Preston Vic 3072

Delegate Prices:
Ethical Enterprise Conference and Ethical Enterprise Dinner: $260 Non-Member (Member %15 discount)
Ethical Enterprise Conference Only: $195 (Member 15% discount)
Ethical Enterprise Award Dinner Only: $65 (Members 15% discount)
Booking essential as number are limited visit Moral Fairground


Be part of something big - Fair@Square 2014

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VIP Cooking Demonstrations

Saturday 6th December and Sunday the 7th December 2014
Federation Square, Melbourne – Main Square and River Terrace

Only $1,200 + GST for two days
Space is limited. Reserve your spot!
Fair@Square is the biggest fair trade and ethical event in Australia. Being part of the festival offers you a platform of opportunities to promote your business in a premier location with a diverse target audience, in excess of 85,00 over the two days event.
We are now accepting exhibitor applications and if you have not already secured your spot, this is certainly the time to ensure you don't miss out.
For more information on how to be involved please visit our website


Discussions and Workshops

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Live Entertainment

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Fashion Show


Kids' Corner




2013 Finalist - African Pacific

The Ethical Enterprise Award is back and applications have just been extended. The award recognises and celebrates business and enterprises that deliver positive impact and change, and a healthy bottom-line throughout their activities.

Now in its second year, the Ethical Enterprise Award is open to any Australian business or organisation of any size which delivers innovative, ethical, positive social, environmental and economic impact in local, state, national or international sectors. To apply visit Moral Fairground.
Don't forget key dates to make sure you don't miss out on this great opportunity.


Have you heard about Moral Fairground membership?


Welcome to Horsely Dragonfly as a new Moral Fairground Member

We are happy to announce that Moral Fairground has released an exclusive business membership rewards program, available to its growing loyal clients and exhibitors. Our membership program is designed to strengthen relationships between fair-trade, ethical and social businesses and enterprise, as well as provide business members with the opportunity to access targeted marketing channels.

Members have the opportunity for business exposure via Moral Fairground’s channels, access to special offers and discounts at Moral Fairground’s events and in partnership with Moral Fairground’s preferred suppliers. Access to information, resources, projects and a calendar of targeted events sourced for ethical, social and fair-trade enterprises. All members are encouraged to contribute and share relevant events with us.

Moral Fairground aims to become an information and resource rich platform to support ethical business like you.

Purchase an annual membership subscription for $139.00 and reach out to fellow businesses and consumers. Refer to Moral Fairground’s full membership benefits, terms and conditions

Join us and become part of Moral Fairground’s ever growing ethical business network
Full membership benefits can be found at: Business Membership


Introducing the Fair Christmas e-catalogue

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Fair Christmas e-catalogue

Moral Fairground is introducing a very unique e -catalogue this Christmas. The Fair Christmas e-catalogue will provide consumers with conscious Christmas gift giving ideas.
We hope this catalogue will not only inspire you to consider ethical gifts, but this catalogue will also provide snapshots of what each gift is supporting. We wish to provide the story behind each gift.
You will have the opportunity to shop ethically and be able to tell the story of the gift to your loved ones at Christmas. The Fair Christmas e-catalogue which:
* Can be viewed on computer, tablet or Smartphone
* Customers can interact with scrolling areas of text, videos and galleries
* We encourage businesses to submit videos to the catalogue to increase interaction.
* Tell customers what your product or service is supporting, customers feel inspired to purchase and contribute.
* We wish to see conscious businesses grow, so why not reach and build your audiences by including your products in the Fair Christmas e-catalogue.
For just $75 for Member or $90 for Non-member, your products or services will be listed in our Christmas e-catalogue.


Out and about


Professor Muhammad Yunus

Public lecture by Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus

Professor Yunus has established more than 50 social business companies in Bangladesh, been awarded more than 50 honorary degrees from 20 countries and 112 awards from 26 countries. He also serves on the board of many national and international organisations. He is the author of two New York Times bestsellers and was named by Fortune Magazine as 'one of 12 greatest entrepreneurs of our time'. Professor Yunus and Grameen Bank were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2006 for their efforts to lift people out of poverty.

When: 2pm to 3.30pm, Saturday, 11 October 2014
Venue: Monash University.Robert Blackwood Hall, Clayton campus
Cost: $10 per ticket
Box Office: 03 9905 1111 or book tickets online


World Vegan Day

World Vegan Day Melbourne is a community festival promoting a healthy and compassionate lifestyle. Enjoy the best vegan food and shopping in Melbourne, informative talks and information, and cooking demonstrations.
When: Sunday 9th of November 2014
Venue: Melbourne Show grounds
Time: 10.00 am to 5.00pm
Entry: Gold Coin Donation


Buying for good


The Ethical Clayware from Colombia is back

Koguis Ethical Clayware from Colombia is back Koguis gorgeous organic Clayware from the La Chamba region, Tolima in Colombia are back!
With a tradition passed down through the generations and developed by Indigenous hands. This amazing range clayware is renowned by its high quality properties and retention of nutrients for the cooking and serve of food. The elegant clayware can be served straight from the oven, stove top or microwave to your table!
This Ethical Clayware is perfect for stews, soups, casseroles, lasagna and any incredible recipe. The individual clayware portion bowls can dressed up with the colourful Guacamaya bowl holders, or more rustic Espartos.


Bomb scarps into jewellery

As the official Australian ambassador for the PeaceBOMB project we will showcase the beautiful pieces of Jewellery from Article 22, PeaceBOMB, where artisans from Laos transform bombs and war scrap to jewellery. Taking a constructive approach toward the destruction wrought by war. Each piece supports artisan livelihoods, village development, and de-mining in Laos.

Behind the Green Door are very excited to be taking part in our first Fair@Square event. We see this event as a offering a great opportunity to promote fair trade and socially conscious consumerism and we look forward to meeting other ethically minded businesses.
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