Fairtrade Fortnight 2015

21 February 2015

The University is again celebrating Fairtrade Fortnight with a series of events to showcase the benefits of buying Fair Trade. Fairtrade Fortnight 2015 runs from 23 February to 8 March.

Edinburgh became the first Scottish university to attain Fairtrade status following a vote by students in February 2003.

The move has seen Edinburgh and EUSA make commitments to procuring and selling fair trade products, and raising awareness of fair trade.


Throughout the fortnight, students are organising an exhibition on fair trade titled "What does Fair Trade mean to you?" with photographs submitted by students. Event attendees can meet fair trade producers, taste fresh baked fair trade cakes, and learn more about where our food, clothes and electronics come from.

A Food Researchers in Edinburgh (FRiED) seminar with Dr Ben Richardson, Associate Professor at the University of Warwick, will look at the economics of our sugar addition.

Get down and support!