This year over 300 Fairtrade campaigners met at Kensington Town Hall in
London for the 2013 big Annual Fairtrade Supporters Conference. The theme of the conference was Unlocking the Power of Many’.
Speakers from Fairtrade Africa and the Windward Islands inspired and challenged the audience as they spoke about the benefits of Fairtrade to their communities as well as the many obstacles to securing their livelihoods.
Workshops featured debates around the latest issues and developments in Fairtrade, such as how it delivers benefits to workers on tea plantations.
Following Luton’s Fairtrade successes and Outstanding Achievement Award last year, the Fairtrade Luton group were privileged to be invited to run a workshop at this year’s conference. The theme was ‘Taking Fairtrade to New Audiences: Interfaith Outreach in Luton’.
Luton’s Fairtrade story provoked keen interest as Ryad Khodabocus and Maureen Bourbon proudly shared Luton’s experience and remarkable achievements whilst giving advice and answering questions from Fairtrade campaigners from across the UK.
Luton’s Fairtrade campaigners returned home energised to put the ideas into action in order to give a fairer deal to the developing world’s farmers and producers who grow so much of the food we enjoy.
Karen’s cookery sessions & fashion show