This week I’ve been starting my preparations for Fairtrade Fortnight, an international event celebrated at a community level. I’m going to Melbourne to take part in the Mothers Day High-Tea alongside some fantastically inspiring women, to help raise money for the homeless charity Youth Projects.
I’ll be there with: Jennifer Evans (Winner of 2012 My Kitchen Rules), Noelene Marchwicki (Master Chef 2013), 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.
And excitingly I’ll be hosting the Fairtrade Fortnight fashion show!
After seeing the fantastic work that Youth Projects does I have decided to donate 10% of all proceeds from my May sales to the charity.
As well as all of that I will be launching a new Fair Trade Gold range at the event called ‘Shine’ which I can’t wait to share with everyone.
This event is a great opportunity to help raise the profile of Fair Trade as a whole and to explain the importance of clarity in our supply chains and fairness in all aspects of our businesses from the grower and miner all the way through to the end customer. Take a look at the UK Fairtrade website for a great example.