Brighton & Hove is a Fairtrade City boasting a mighty-fine ‘n fair selection of local, ethical and sustainable shops and businesses. These organisations, which include shops, wholesalers and internet stores, sell everything from to pants and ethical duvet covers to responsibly sourced tea cups and candles.
Commited to actively supporting Fairtrade partnerships with producers around the world, Brighton & Hove encourages an innovative and exciting approach to promoting Fairtrade across the city.
Here are just a few of the current events and initiatives that are taking place in and around town:
- Brighton and Hove Smarter Uniforms is the city-wide initiative to re-use school uniforms that aims to save parents money; to fundraise for schools and curb the amount of clothing that goes to landfill and the amount of resources used in the production of surplus clothing.
- The weekly Fairtrade Cupboard opens its doors at the Brighthelm Centre every Thursday from 1pm-4.30pm. Featuring products from Traidcraft and offering exquisitely made Fairtrade gifts, cards and foods to tantalize the senses.
3. An Ethical Fashion Show and Afro Jazz event takes place on Friday 22 July at Brighton Unitarian Church in aid of Brighton Voices in Exile, who provide support to refugees in the Brighton area. The show features looks from 8 countries: Kenya, Bolivia, Guatemala, Indonesia, India, Nepal and Tibet, with clothes supplied by Brighton’s beloved Fairtrade shop, Lovethatstuff. As well as enjoying watching models flaunt their fair finery, you will be able to savour wine and world snacks. The evening will include the live jazzy notes of Gambian master percussionist Musamboob (pictured below) and the Korns of Africa. Don’t miss this chance to celebrate global style, great music an international inclusivity! Book your cheaper advance tickets here.
In all fairness, when it comes to Fair Trade, Brighton & Hove is where it’s at!