As world travellers who have seen the effects of capitalisation and globalisation up front, we’re strongly behind any campaigns designed to better the working and economic conditions of countries we’ve visited abroad that are perhaps a little behind us in terms of development. Making a stand and buying only fair trade products is one such way of helping to make a difference.
The Fairtrade Foundation’s video campaign “Finding Hannah” is a fun way to educate yourself about what the Fairtrade Foundation is doing, as well as learning more about the countries, cultures and people helping to produce and bring the products we consume back to the market at home. In their series they have sent Hannah, along with comedian Tony Law, to an unrevealed destination to learn more about coffee production and how it’s being improved to bolster local economies and the lives of locals involved in production. Furthermore, as viewers we are invited to guess the location and stand to win a trip to the coffee harvest for two.
DontFlyGo is strongly behind sustainable travel in all its forms. Promoting overland travel over flying, we are just in line with fair trade practices as we are with all other concerns designed to bring more equality to the emerging world. The interesting thing about fair trade and the Fairtrade Foundation surrounds the sheet amount of the number of products we consume from abroad. Coffee, cocoa, sugar, tea, cotton, honey, bananas and chocolate are just some of the products whose fair trade practices helps to improve. No one can debate the necessity to get better educated about the cause and to start buying fair trade ourselves.
This post is sponsored by Fairtrade Foundation but all thoughts are our own.