Celebrate FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT 2016 in Brighton!

We are holding THREE great events over the fortnight, two at the Institute of Development Studies(IDS), University of Sussex, followed by a “Break 4 T” at the Brighthelm Church.  Details of each event are below. We look forward to as many people as possible from across Brighton and Hove joining us at one or all of our events!

Wednesday 2nd March 2016, 4pm – 6pm. FREE


Room 121, IDS, University of Sussex, Library Road Brighton BN1 9RE UK.  The film will be followed by a short lecture discussing the current situation within the coffee industry and Fairtrade.  Complimentary Fairtrade snacks and drink will be offered

Wednesday 9th March 2016, 4pm – 5.30pm FREE

Panel Discussion: Is My Consumption Keeping Others in Poverty?  Reflective Thinking on ‘Fair’ Trade

Convening Space at IDS, University of Sussex, Library Road Brighton BN1 9RE UK

Two presentations from speakers Tim Aldred, Head of Policy and Research from the Fairtrade Foundation and

Dr. Peter Luetchford, Senior Lecturer in Anthropology at the University of Sussex

The presentations will be followed by open discussion.

The afternoon will be facilitated by Jodie Thorpe, Research Fellow in the Business and Development Centre, Institute of Development Study

 AND our final event:

Make your Breakfast Count.  Sit Down for Breakfast, Stand Up for Farmers

Have a “Break 4 T” with Greg Valerio MBE  Listen to Greg tell his story of the journey towards the certification of Fairtrade gold.    


“How is it that 150 million small-scale miners earn less than $2USD a day? How can it be that the people of the land do not receive the wealth of their land? Instead this wealth flows principally to transnational stock market listed companies and brands, whose only care is for their profit margins. The conceit of luxury jewellery is to ignore this injustice at its source. This is why we need fair trade in jewellery.”  Greg Valerio.

Thursday 10th March 2016 4.00pm – 7.00pm

Brighthelm Centre, North Road, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 1YD

Food tasting and stalls

A large selection of Traidcraft tea, coffee, cereal, chocolate etc for you to try and buy plus Fairtrade Jewellery from Love That Stuff Louise Mabbs and others…


Greg Valerio MBE – inspiring campaigner for fairtrade jewellery and integrity within the worldwide mining & designing industry

Louise Mabbs – campaigner for Traidcraft & Tearfund