May is Fair Trade Month! Be part of the Guelph celebration

Hello everyone!

The sun is shining today, the birds are singing - it seems as though Spring has finally arrived! May is a very special month for us in the store because it is Fairtrade Month, where we celebrate all that is Fair Trade - from products to producers and everything in between. 

More importantly, Fairtrade Month is also meant to build awareness and help gain support in demanding better conditions for workers around the world. World Fair Trade Day takes place on May 13th, but we are kicking it off locally a day early with Fair Trade Guelph at City Hall! We are so excited to invite you to celebrate with us.

The event starts at 11am on May 12th at 1 Carden Street, and runs until 1:30pm. Come learn more about Fair Trade, connect with the community, and eat some wonderfully tasty CAKE. Yes. There will be cake. Fairtrade and cake. Need I say more?

In store, we are celebrating with some new signs promoting the different Fairtrade certifications and we will be giving away yummy Fairttrade bananas as well! Want a free banana? Make sure you follow us on social media and stay tuned! We will announce their arrival on our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. 

If you want to learn more about Fairtrade Month, check out Fairtrade Canada's website here to find out how you can get involved. One easy way that you can help is by spreading the word on your social media and talking about why buying Fairtrade is so important with family and friends. 

Use your everyday buying purchases to make a difference in the world and the lives of others. It is such a simple, yet incredibly powerful way to express your desire for a better world and create real change. 

We are so proud to be sweat-shop free and work with so many amazing brands that are certified Fairtrade. If you want to know more about the different brands we carry and the ways that they support their workers, feel free to come and visit us at the shop. We would love to chat your ear off about it! 

I hope you are all enjoying the lovely weather and we hope to see you all soon. Maybe even for a little rendezvous at City Hall on May 12th!

Have a great day!

-Courtney