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Fair Trade Forum-India along with its members is celebrating Fair Trade Fortnight from 2nd to 16thOctober 2014. The theme for this year’s celebration is ‘FAIR TRADE PEOPLE’. The people who are part of the Fair Trade voice, that include-the producers and artisans, consumers, individuals who support Fair Trade, social entrepreneurs, Fair Trade organisations, the Fair Trade networks and the advocates and promoters of Fair Trade.

FTF-I members across India are organising various Fair Trade awareness and promotional events and programs to spread the message of Fair Trade in India:

sipalogoFair Trade Awareness program by SIPA, Chennai: SIPA, Chennai is organising a Fair Trade awareness program at Department Of Management, Pondicherry University on 9th Oct 2014 in the university campus. The program consists of half a day interactive workshop for around 200 students from Management, Economics, Commerce, Tourism, Rural Innovation and Corporate Secretaryship departments. Following this, there will be “I SUPPORT FAIR TRADE” campaign organised to reach up to 1000 students. The Vice-Chancellor of the university is invited to inaugurate the program. The event is also sought to receive good press coverage.

The AntsThe Ants Craft Trust, Assam will be celebrating Fair Trade Fortnight with their producer groups from Northeast. They will be visiting different artisans group in different parts of Assam, Meghalya and Manipur, promoting fair-trade through an event in each place.

LogoFair Trade Awareness program to be organised by Jan Kala Sahitya Manch (JKSMS) at Indian Institute of Crafts & Design (IICD), Jaipur, Rajasthan on 15th Oct 2014. The overall objective of this program will be to create an opportunity for the students to understand the Fair trade initiatives in India and explore common platform to go forward together.

Tara logoTara Project, Delhi is celebrating the Fairtrade Fortnight with the consumers by having a Solidarity Sale of handicrafts and accessories from 25th Sept to 22nd Oct 2014.

Fair Trade Stories

Fair Trade Story 1

Sr. Isabel MartinBorn in Salamanca, Spain on the 7th of Jan 1926, Sister Isabel Martin was the youngest child after seven brothers. A nurse by profession, young Isabel along with 2 other sisters dedicated herself to the care of the paraplegic residents of Cheshire Home. Read More…

Fair Trade Story 2

Ms. Chinni SwamyI am an artist. I used to work on some patch work quilts as a hobby.When I came to live in Purkal village I felt that the women here were suppressed and lived a very hard life. I felt the only way to empower them was to help them earn a decent income.  Read More…

Fair Trade Story 3

Ms. Jacky BonneyI am a nurse by profession and was working in a leprosy colony in India in Guntur District A.P. in the early 1980’s trying to treat men and women with the wonderful leprosy treatment newly available at that time.  Read More…

 

Fair Trade Story 4

 

BooriThe Dahod district of Gujarat, India, is comprised of tribal people who have long depended on agriculture to make a living. This means that their work is very seasonal, leaving long gaps between the times they can toil the land. Many men in the village leave their families and migrate to cities to look for seasonal work there, leaving the women behind to fend for themselves. Read More…

 

Fair Trade Story 5

 

Sharda ShardaSharada Neelu Pawar born in 1976 in Minchanal Tanda in Bijapur District of north Karnataka, brought up by her Parents in a traditional Lambani family was never sent to School. In fact, none of her siblings were educated as her Parents were badly knotted with the chains of poverty. Read More…

 

Fair Trade Story 6

 

VittorioI hail from Rome, Italy and have been working on Fair Trade and Social Business initiatives in developing world, especially in South and South – East Asia, and in Italy , since more than 10 years. Since my childhood, I have been volunteering for many differ ent causes. The most memorable one was when I started studyin g Development Economics at my University. Read More…

 

Fair Trade Story 7

 

SofiyaI am Sofiya. I live not far away from Tara office. My home is 4 kilometers from here. I am happy that, a year ago I was able to buy my scooter to commute between home and office. Read More…

 

Fair Trade Story 8

 

NeilI am from Brisbane, Australia. I was a Naval Officer with the Royal Australian Navy for 35 years attaining the rank of Lieutenant Commander. On retiring from the Navy, I started volunteer work at a Community College in Brisbane teaching English to migrants. Read More…

 

Fair Trade Story 9

 

BhupathyI come from a family of professional wood carving artisans. I learnt this art basically form my father and thereafter under the guidance of learned scholar in the field. Read More…

Fair Trade Story 10

WajidWajid is from a large, poor family in Uttar Pradesh, and enjoys the nice weather and relative freedom that Dharamsala offers him. Being the eldest of a family of seven, Wajid has worked hard to look after his younger siblings. Read More…

Fair Trade Story 11

Frances-CarringtonThe woman behind Eternal Creation, Dharamshala, situated in the laps of HP hills, is Australian designer Frances Carrington. Capturing the imagination of thousands of women around the world, she’s forged a remarkable path. Read More…

Fair Trade Story 12

ArghyaI am a livelihood professional in hand skilled based creative industry and self employed. I am a Fair Trade consumer who has been buying Fair Trade products for the last 22 years from Sasha shop, Kolkata. Read More…

 

Fair Trade Story 13

 

ProtimaProtima Deb was an uprooted tender plant from East Pakistan to India dating back to 1965. She is an outstanding example for social scientists study report that refugees outshine the original settlers of the land. Read More…

 

Fair Trade Story 14

 

Leela_jiI come from a middle class family. My father used to tailor clothes and I developed an interest in sewing as a result. My father was keen on getting me educated, but society dictated that getting a girl educated was equal to spoiling her and making her wayward. Read More…

 

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Chanchal-DaMr. Chanchal Sen Gupta will continue to live in the memory of those, who have been marching with him to build up Fair Trade movement in India, for last one decade. The first few words of all those who try to reminiscence about him are “hard work and positivism”. Read More…