Welcome to Edition 31 of Fair News Message from Susy This edition is all about what is happening during the Fair Trade Fortnight in 2014 The reason

Welcome to Edition 31 of Fair News


Victorian Fair Trade Festival Program

Message from Susy

This edition is all about what is happening during the Fair Trade Fortnight in 2014

The reason why we celebrate Fair Trade Fortnight is because it is a great opportunity to show support for an international trading system that is based on transparency and respect. It's about celebrating the successes of the many enterprises that have gone down the path of trading ethically, have helped producers and farmers around the world to create sustainable and thriving communities.

The ethical business is ultimately driven by its social outcomes. When you ask a fair trade business what they are all about, you will be flooded with stories of how many communities they have helped, how many women they have managed to employ and train, how they have managed to open a school, it is never about how much money they have made.

It's these stories and the passionate people behind them that are to be celebrated, they provide a great path for the enterprises of the future and are a constant inspiration to people like me and those seeking for better and more sustainable ways of doing business (Director, Moral Fairground)

Imagine the socially sustainable future we could all create – in 2014 Victorians can lead the way in Australia!

Get Involved - Be Passionate - Share and Grow!

How will you make a difference during the Victorian Fair Trade Fortnight?

Get involved

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Fair Trade Markets

Fair Trade Market

Fair Trade Market at Atrium, Federation Square
Sunday 4th of May 2014 - 11.00am to 6.00pm
Free Entry
The colourful ethical markets will offer visitors the opportunity for an amazing shopping experience, some great mothers’ day gift ideas a wonderful place to meet fellow passionate people behind the fair-trade and ethical movement. Contribute to the art of fair trade, with this signature event and learn about how you as a consumer can become an advocate to a brighter and better future.
Check out the program right HERE

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Free Yoga Session

Fair Trade Yoga in the City
Sunday 4th of May 2014
Two session : 10am –11am and 12pm - 1pm
Amphitheatre, Federation Square, Melbourne
PRICE: Free Event
Take time out and consider your own well-being and inner-peace, in the centre of the city, with respected instructor Alana Smith from Mindful Melbourne, followed by a fair trade morning tea. Limited spaces available.
Book you free spot now right HERE

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Andean Collection Fair Trade Jewellery

Ethical Fashion Show
Sunday 4th of May 2014
Session 1: 11:30am
Session 2: 1:30pm
Atrium, Federation Square, Melbourne
PRICE: Free Event

Are you a Fair Trade fashionista? Passionate about the environment? Or do you just simply love gorgeous fashion?
Then you will surely enjoy this unique runway experience!
Eco Warrior Princess, Jennifer Nini, hosts this fantastic showcase of sustainable and ethical fashion. With sustainable outfits created by the talented students at Box Hill Institute and Andean Collection Fair Trade jewellery available from Jennifer Nini, this promises to be a very interesting display of how amazing ethical fashion can be. Check out program HERE

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Kids' Corner activity

Kids’ Corner
Sunday 4th of May 2014 - 11am – 6pm
Atrium, Federation Square, Melbourne
PRICE: Free Event

What would a fair trade future look like? Kids can Imagine, Make, Play and Create a fair future in Federation Square!

Let your imagination go wild!

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Made In!
Installation at Fracture Gallery
Federation Square
From 22 of April to 4th of May 2014
PRICE: Free Event

Ever wondered where our products come from? Our installation provides an insight into the origins of some fair trade products and the effect our purchasing decisions have on people around the world. By supporting fair trade communities, communities, we hope to create a better future for everyone today, for tomorrow. An ethical and educational installation illustrating the global art of fair-trade.

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Fair Trade Mothers' Day High Tea

Fair Trade Mothers' Day High Tea
Sunday 11th May from 11.00am to 1.30pm
Supper Room, Melbourne Town Hall
PRICE: Ticketed Event

A glamorous and empowering event to recognise women who are an inspirational and valued member of the Australian community. Be surrounded by outstanding personalities, such as Jennifer Evans (Winner of 2012 My Kitchen Rules), Noelene Marchwicki (Master Chef 2013), Zoe Pook (Zoe Pook Design), Kirra Fitzgerald (Psychologist, Youth Projects) and Melanie Raymond (Chair of Youth Projects). Melanie was named one of Australia’s Top 100 Most Influential Women in the Westpac & Australian Financial Review 100 Women of Influence Awards 2012.

Funds raised from tickets sales will go towards Melbourne based charity Youth Projects supporting the homeless LIMITED TICKETS - BOOK HERE


Register your interest

The Fair Trade Futures conference is an interactive conference taking place on
Saturday May 3rd at 12.00pm
2 Pockets Fair Trade Cafe
227 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
To register go to FTA

The conference features keynote presentations from: Safia Minney- Founder and CEO of People Tree
Mohammad Ghayasuddin- Saidpur Enterprises
Molly Harriss Olson- CEO Fairtrade Australia/NZ
A live screening of Fair Trade Futures will be hosted of the Fair Trade Futures Conference at the 2Pocket Fair Trade Cafe @ 277 Lonsdale Street in Melbourne.
To register go to FTA

The Fair Trade Event Trail

Are you passionate about fair trade and want to spread the word? Your business, not-for profit organisation, advocacy group, community group or educational institution can get involved. It is very simple, just tell us what you are doing and we'll help you spread the word.
Free to apply via this The Fair Trade Event Trail

A few spots still available to exhibit at the Fair Trade Market on the 4th of May

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Be amongst fair trade friends at the Fair Trade Market! Be proud to sell fair trade products, become a fair trade market exhibitor. We have just a few spots still available in the Fair Trade Market, 4th of May 2014, 11.00am to 6.00pm, Federation Square, Melbourne

For more information on how to be involved and to apply on-line please visit our website link

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To celebrate Fair trade Fortnight, Sprout Online is offering Moral Fairground supporters and exhibitors:
A FREE 1 hour consultation on how they can use the internet and online tools to more effectively reach and engage with their target audience. Sprout Online is offering 50% off the cost of monthly online marketing services for up to two months.

Just image how your business could grow!

This is exclusively available to Moral Fairground supporters/exhibitors between mid-April and August 2014. This service is provided by Sprout Online, one of Moral Fairground’s preferred suppliers.

Sprout Online is a marketing agency that assists organisations to grow and engage with their customers and supporters online. *Monthly online marketing services include social media management (up to two platforms) and search engine optimisation (up to 25 keywords).

To take advantage of the special offer, visit our website HERE

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