Fair Trade Fortnight 27 th February – 12th March 2023

Date : Feb  27 -  Mar 12 2023

This Fairtrade Fortnight is spreading a simple message: Be Fair-Do Sustainable. Choose Fairtrade and help save our favourite foods as well as farmers livelihoods, and the environment!
The Annual Fairtrade Fortnight will be celebrated this year between the 27th of February and to 12th of March.
Carrick on Shannon is the only town in Ireland where the Fairtrade parade is going to be held. The Fairtrade parade through Carrick on Shannon streets takes place on the 7th of March at 11 am, starting from the corner of Kelly’s Food store. Everyone is welcome.
Traders are advised to look at your products and do their best to make Fairtrade stock more visible and varied on your shelves.
Fairtrade Schools use your creativity to mark the fortnight e.g. design some posters and bring them along to the parade and perhaps get permission to display some of them in the town.
Leitrim County Council Environment Department and The Chamber of Commerce advertise the fortnight in local papers, and in parish community newsletters creating an awareness of our desire as a town to keep our Fairtrade status as awarded in 2011.
For more information about Fairtrade go to Fairtrade website: https://www.fairtrade.ie/