The Fair Trade Association of Australia & New Zealand (FTAANZ) has announced its opening feature for the Fair Trade Fortnight at 7pm, Saturday 3 May in Melbourne. If you click here you’ll find similar events right around Australia during this fortnight.
Kino Dendy Cinema,
45 Collins Street
This fundraiser event will include special guest speakers, lucky door prizes, and Fair Trade giveaways throughout the evening…it’s also a great way to introduce the key ideas of Fair Trade to friends!
To Buy Presale Tickets To This Gala Event, please follow the link http://www.greentix.com.au/evinfo.php?eventid=24689
Fair Trade Latte Art Challenge
Melbourne Central Station
8am – 12pm, FREE
The FIRST EVER Fair Trade Latte Art Challenge to be held for the first time anywhere in the world. Set up in Melbourne’s Central Station, elite baristas in town for the Australian Barista Championships will compete using Fair Trade Certified coffee to be crowned the first Fair Trade Champion. Passers-by will get the chance to try the coffee and taste the great taste Fair Trade coffee can produce. Each Barista will have no more than 5 minutes to create 1 cappuccino, 1 café latte, 1 café macchiato, and 1 freestyle beverage chosen by the Barista. Pick up the exclusive Fair Trade Guide, ‘Palpitations’ – the coffee lovers’ guide to Fair Trade cafes in Melbourne for free at the event!
Fair Trade Coffee Break & Speakers’ Forum
The Atrium, Federation Square
2PM – 3PM
Join a range of exclusive speakers in an informal afternoon discussion about the meaning of Fair Trade as you sample a delicious range of beautiful Fair Trade teas, coffees and chocolates, which is all part of the Fortnight’s Coffee Break celebrations run in conjunction with Oxfam Australia. The topic of the Forum will explore what Fair Trade represents to Australians, and will be chaired by the Coordinator of the Melbourne Fair Trade Fortnight, Miss Victoria Schladetsch, and joined by some of Melbourne’s most prominent Fair Trade businesspeople and experts.
Fair Trade Markets
The Atrium, Federation Square
On Friday May 9th visit the Atrium at Federation Square for the year’s fairest market bazaar. The common thread: each product guarantees a better deal for farmers and producers across the developing world, making a positive difference to people’s lives. Fair Trade products also have a positive impact on the environment, being made from natural, biodegradable materials, and created by small scale, sustainable enterprises.
Fashion Fights Fair
BMW Edge, Federation Square
8-10PM Tickets $15 at door, bookings www.ftf08.com
The exclusive ‘Fashion Fights Fair’ fashion parade – hosted by enigmatic singer/songwriter, Claire Bowditch, and directed by former Japanese Vogue stylist Leeyong Soo. The parade will include a number of fashion garments made from Fairtrade Certified Cotton and breaking new ground in the fashion industry. The parade will also feature recycled, organic, bamboo, carbon neutral and NoSweat accredited labels. Tickets at $15 at the door or book online via our website www.ftf08.com or at www.greentix.com.au
Fair Trade Education Day
Fitzroy Town Hall, 201 Napier Street
10AM – 3PM FREE
The Fair Trade Association is extending an invitation to Melbourne’s Year 9, 10 and 11 high school students to join us on the 16th of May for an educational, fun-filled interactive Fair Trade Education Day.
Master Weaver and silk spinner from Laos will demonstrate the art of weaving and production of silk cloth. Learn about organic silk farming and how Fair Trade is helping villages in Laos to become sustainable. You will also get a chance to practice at the loom and spin the silk.
Participate in a Barista course run by Coffex Coffee. Learn to make the best espresso in Melbourne and find out more about the difference between standard coffee and Fair Trade coffee. Find out how Fairtrade soccer balls are made with Etiko, and get your design skills happening by designing a soccer ball, or a sports T-Shirt for a chance to win a prize and much, much more…
It doesn’t take much to make a difference, only knowledge, passion and determination. What type of footprint are you going to leave on this earth? Bookings www.ftf08.com or email email@example.com for more information.