Today is the first day of Fairtrade Fortnight 2012. The theme is Take a Step for Fairtrade.
Nelson Mandela sent this message to the people of Oxford when it first gained its status as a Fairtrade City in 2004:
“By supporting Fairtrade, Oxford is affirming once more its commitment to partnership and friendship with people in South Africa and around the world. In a world where much trade is not fair, such partnerships and friendships offer hope for the future. Together, we are taking steps towards building a more just world economy. We must continue on this path, to build real opportunities and freedom for all”.
Take your first – or your next – Fairtrade step today. Nelson Mandela continued on the path of his own Long Walk to Freedom until the injustice he was fighting was defeated. We can do it too. http://step.fairtrade.org.uk/