Media Releases, News, Oxfam Shops, Shops & Fundraising article written on the 18 Feb 2011

Note to Editors – this year, Fair Trade Fortnight will take place from May 7-22.

Fair Trade Fortnight celebrates and promotes fair trade: paying a fair price to producers in developing countries and helping to lift them and their communities out of poverty.

It also encourages individuals and organisations to “make the swap” to fair trade products, as a tangible way of helping to make the world a fairer place.

Media/story opportunities include:
• Interviews with individuals and businesses who have made the swap to fair trade
• Product images and information about fair trade products your readers/audience can buy to make a difference to producers in developing countries

For more information, including product images, please contact:
Raina Hunter, Oxfam Australia
rainah@oxfam.org.au or 0402 145 820

For information about Fair Trade Fortnight or fair trade generally, please contact:
Laura Wise, Fairtrade Australia and New Zealand
laura@fairtrade.com.au or 0431 452 274