During Fair Trade Fortnight ( 30March – 12 April 2015) South Africans can choose from a selection of FairTrade products that aim to seek justice with a chocolate bar, right wrongs with a glass of wine and change the world on their coffee break. The campaign’s theme, THE POWER OF YOU, aims to inspire the new generation of leaders and decision-makers to activate the immense power they have as consumers by choosing the products that are making a stand for social justice and offering alternatives to the exploitation of small scale farmers and the land.
By choosing Fairtrade wine you have the power to increase the opportunities for farm workers and their kids in the Cape Winelands. By choosing a bar of Fairtrade chocolate you have the power to fight child labour in cocoa farms in West Africa. By choosing Fairtrade coffee or tea, you have the power to incentivise small-scale farmers in Africa in improving the quality of their coffee and in using the land sustainably.
Visit the Fairtrade stand at the Taste of Cape Town between 10-12 April where you can taste a wide variety of the products that make a difference. For a list of Fairtrade products available in South Africa visit www.fairtrade.org.za