Fairtrade Fortnight 2012 Starts Today!

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/

Nelson Mandela at the Saïd Business School in 2002. Photo: University of Oxford

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