Fairtrade Day comes to Teesside

Teesside University’s annual Fairtrade Day took place in the Students’ Union .

Stalls were set up to educate and inform staff and students about the international organisation.

Fairtrade goods on sale at the event.

Fairtrade aims to enable the poorest farmers and workers to improve their position and have more control over their lives.

Richna Lly

Richna Lly, 21, Student at the University and also the University’s Fairtrade intern, said: “I think it’s important to think about where the food and drink we are consuming every day comes from.”

“Think about who is behind them and who has worked hard for us to enjoy them.

“So today is about educating people who aren’t so sure of what Fairtrade is and our job is to inform them exactly what we do.”

External supporters included Middlesbrough and Stockton Fairtrade.

Richna added: “We’ve had massive support from the University’s food court, who have a Fairtrade box. They’ve been a massive support to us.”


Richna at the Fairtrade event

Freebies, leaflets and competitions were also held, to educate students on just how important Fairtrade is.

For more information about Fairtrade, or to buy any products visit:

Middlesbrough Fairtrade:

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