20th February 2013
Fairtrade focus in Shetland
A key event in this year’s Fairtrade Fortnight in Shetland (starting 25 February) is an open meeting on Saturday 2 March at Islesburgh Complex for everyone interested in being involved in setting up a new Fairtrade steering group in the islands.
The meeting is free to attend and open to members of the public, representatives from local businesses and organisations keen to find out more about the Fairtrade Foundation.
SIC’s Waste Prevention Officer, Brydon Sinclair, says: “Shetland achieved Fairtrade Island status in 2005, showing its support to the international campaign that promotes fair and ethical treatment for farmers and workers in the developing world.
“As Fairtrade products have become more readily available we hope the steering group will champion a local Fairtrade Foundation campaign and promote it across Shetland. Folk interested in being part of the steering group but unable to attend the meeting can get in touch with me direct for more information.”