Fairtrade Fortnight runs until the 8th of March, which is also International Women's Day!Briony Williams, star of The Great British Bake Off and winner of The Great Christmas Bake Off 2019, leads an all-female line up at this year’s South West Fair Trade Business Awards. As well as celebrating Fair Trade, the ceremony will highlight the exploitation that still underpins the cocoa industry, impacting the lives of thousands of cocoa workers, but especially women. It is these women that Fairtrade Foundation’s She Deserves campaign shines a light on. Earning less than 75 pence per day, female cocoa workers enjoy fewer rights than their male counterparts, and yet carry out the bulk of the work on West African cocoa farms. Bristol Fair Trade, who organise the Business Awards each year, recently joined Briony in the kitchen to celebrate the start of Fairtrade Fortnight and to discover just how good Fair Trade baking can be. In her blog, Briony shares her own experience of delving deeper into Fair Trade, as well as her irresistible recipe for Peanut Butter, Tony’s Chocolonely and Fennel Cookies! Head over there now to view it.
Fairtrade Fortnight: For two weeks each year thousands of individuals, companies and groups across the UK come together to share the stories of the people who grow our food and drinks and who grow the cotton in our clothes, people who are often exploited and underpaid.