Fairtrade Fortnight 2011

We held a very successful stall in Fareham Shopping Centre on Saturday 5th March. We were pleased to welcome the Mayor and Mayoress of Fareham, Cllrs Brian and Susan Bayford, and other members of the Borough Council including the Leader, Cllr Seán Woodward, and also Fareham's MP (and Financial Secretary to the Treasury) Mark Hoban. We appreciated the support of the Co-Op, Sainsbury's, Marks & Spencer and Boots, all of whom gave us or lent us goods for our display.

With the emphasis of this year's Fortnight being on cotton, we joined in the national drive to decorate as much Fairtrade cotton bunting as possible, and many people of all ages added their voice and their creativity to the celebration of Fairtrade. But the star of the show was a stunning Fairtrade dress, designed and created from Fairtrade cotton bags by local costume design graduate Emily Sghendo.

A selection of photographs from this event can be seen below; click on a small picture to see a larger version.

Our specially-designed Fairtrade dress. Emily Sghendo with the Fairtrade dress she created. A selection of beauty products donated by Boots. A selection of Fairtrade cotton clothing donated by Sainsbury\'s From left: Cllr Brian Bayford, Mayor of Fareham; Emily Sghendo; Mark Hoban MP; Cllr Susan Bayford; Cllr Seán Woodward; Cllr Pamela Bryant; Rachel Hicks, Chair of the Fareham Fairtrade group. The Leader of the Council, our MP and the Mayor use their artistic talents to support Fairtrade by decorating a piece of bunting. A message of support from the Mayor and Mayoress. Messages of support from the Mayor, our MP and the Leader of the Council. Fareham citizens of all ages stopped by to decorate some bunting and join the campaign. Fareham citizens of all ages stopped by to decorate some bunting and join the campaign. Fareham citizens of all ages stopped by to decorate some bunting and join the campaign. Fareham citizens of all ages stopped by to decorate some bunting and join the campaign. Fareham citizens of all ages stopped by to decorate some bunting and join the campaign. Fareham citizens of all ages stopped by to decorate some bunting and join the campaign. Fareham citizens of all ages stopped by to decorate some bunting and join the campaign. Fareham citizens of all ages stopped by to decorate some bunting and join the campaign. Fareham citizens of all ages stopped by to decorate some bunting and join the campaign.

Our specially-designed Fairtrade dress.
Our specially-designed Fairtrade dress.