Victorian Fair Trade Festival 2016

Victorian fair Trade Festival

Thank You!

Thank you to all those that participated, all those that volunteered and all those that sponsored the Victorian Fair Trade Festival, we had a great time spreading the message.


Living Fair Trade Exhibition

WHEN: 10 May – 28 May 2016 • Time: During Library Operating Hours
WHERE:Docklands Library – 107 Victoria Harbour Promenade, Docklands Vic 3008
PRICE: FREE

Moral Fairground, in collaboration with local Melbourne artists and Fairtrade Australia presents “Living Fair Trade”, an exhibit that tells the journey of a coffee bean: from the supply chain process to a young fashion designer’s home as she crafts her next coffee-inspired collection. Learn about the impact of fair trade in people’s lives, from the farmers to our homes.



Victorian Fair Trade Festival Launch

WHEN: World Fairtrade Day, Saturday 14 May 2016 • Time: 11.00am to 3.00pm
WHERE: Docklands Library – 107 Victoria Harbour Promenade, Docklands Vic 3008
PRICE: FREE

The Victorian Fair Trade Festival will be officially launched on the 14th of May by Molly Harriss Olson is the CEO of Fairtrade Australia and New Zealand. Join us for some fairtrade chocolate and coffee tasting, free recycled and up cycled workshops and be part of the biggest fair trade coffee break on earth.

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MOLLY HARRISS OLSON

CEO Fairtrade Australia & New Zealand

Molly Harriss Olson is the CEO of Fairtrade Australia and New Zealand. She served nearly six years on the Board of Fairtrade International and as Chair for the final two. (more…)



Earth Healthy

WHEN: World Fairtrade Day, Saturday 14 May 2016 • Time: 11.00am to 3.00pm
WHERE: Docklands Library – 107 Victoria Harbour Promenade, Docklands Vic 3008
PRICE: FREE

Join local artist Suzy Yek who will be running “Sustainable Comfort” a free workshop that promotes an ‘Earth-healthy’ lifestyle by providing an ethical and aesthetic option used for outdoor activities beneficial to the environment and thus for us, by using hay, old fabrics/clothing and recycled wood as base materials to make hammocks.

Help us create the “Commitment Wall” to show your support for fairtrade.

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Down cycle, Up-cycle, Re-cycle with Claire Ritchie from Lost and Made

WHEN: World Fairtrade Day, Saturday 14 May 2016 • Time: 11.00am to 3.00pm
WHERE: Docklands Library – 107 Victoria Harbour Promenade, Docklands Vic 3008
PRICE: FREE

From a simple uniform to the world’s famous fashion runways, human rights and the environment pay a heavy price for the growing global garment industry.

This Fair Trade fortnight, dressmaker and designer, Claire Ritchie, invites you to take part in an interactive clothes-altering workshop as part of the Victorian Fair Trade Festival. Through examples of simple alterations and personalised garment transformations we explore how small changes to the way we live each day can have positive impacts personally and globally.

Along with the opportunity to have your clothes altered, we will share some easy at-home sewing fixes and information on professional alterations.

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To submit garments to be altered on the workshop days, email hello@lostandmade.com including the following information:
– A before photo of you wearing the garment
– A bit about it’s history (where is it from/how much did it cost ect…)


Primary School Fair Trade Conference

WHEN: 17th of May 2016 • Time: 9.30am to 2.30pm
WHERE: Docklands Library – 107 Victoria Harbour Promenade, Docklands Vic 3008
PRICE: FREE – Booking essential (only 120 Spots available)

BOOK TICKET VIA SCHOOL
Primary School Fair Trade Conference Flyer 2016

Primary School Fair Trade Conference Flyer 2016

The purpose of this conference is to encourage primary school aged students to learn about fair trade. This will also illustrate how fair trade improves the lives of many children and families in developing countries, and what can be done everyday here in Australia to help. The program will provide a mixture of  age appropriate Speakers as well as engaging and interactive activities and games.

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High School Fair Trade Conference

WHEN: 20th of May 2016 • Time: 9.30am to 2.30pm
WHERE: Docklands Library – 107 Victoria Harbour Promenade, Docklands Vic 3008
PRICE: FREE – Booking essential (only 120 Spots available)

BOOK TICKET VIA SCHOOL

In this engaging and inspiring conference students will be able to learn about the values and communities which benefit from fair trade with theoretical and practical discussions and workshops.

This session will enable students to learn about the principles at the heart of Fair Trade. They will hear stories from communities engaged at the grass-root movement, learn how to support Fair Trade as an ethical consumer, and gain an insight into the every day of fair trade from the perspective of fair trade businesses. This event will include workshops with Oxfam and Young Workers Centre that will discuss advocacy in multiple contexts and will encourage student engagement.


Poverty Inc (Film Screening) and key note speakers Vinita Baravkar “The Truth about the Cotton Industry


WHEN: 20th of May 2016 • Time: 6.30pm to 9.30pm
WHERE: Docklands Library – 107 Victoria Harbour Promenade, Docklands Vic 3008
PRICE: $21.89 – $27.12

BOOK TICKET
Poverty Inc.

Will the challenges of global poverty be solved through charity and donations, or is empowerment and social enterprise the answer? Poverty, Inc. unearths the uncomfortable challenges of uneducated giving and suggests a new way of thinking to overcome global, systemic challenges for the betterment of all.
Michael Matheson Miller spent four years traveling to 20 countries to meet with those who give and those who receive humanitarian foreign aid. What he found is that the system, initiated after World War II, is broken.
The West has positioned itself as the protagonist of development, giving rise to a vast multi-billion dollar poverty industry — the business of doing good has never been better. Yet the results have been mixed, in some cases even catastrophic, and leaders in the developing world are growing increasingly vocal in calling for change.

 

  A powerful and uncompromising film that strikes at the core of the traditional understanding of development and international assistance. – Andres Jimenez, Waging Non-Violence (Costa Rica).

The Truth about the Cotton Industry presented by Vinita Baravkar of Bhumi Organic Cotton

About the Presentation

Vinita’s mission is to share awareness and knowledge of the textile industry and the devastating environmental and humanitarian impacts through her first hand experiences in India and regions of Bangladesh. Vinita will discuss in detail the truth behind the textile industry and explore in depth what goes on behind the scenes – things we may not know or be aware of that impact humanity and the earth. Learn about the benefits of choosing fair trade textiles as well as choosing organic cotton over conventional cotton. It’s time to start dialogues with retailers to ask the important questions of what’s in the label, who made it, how it was made and where it was made and the associated impacts of those questions on fellow human beings and the planet.
Come and gain a greater understanding of the textile industry to enable responsible consumer choices that have a positive impact on the Earth and Humanity.

Bhumi Organics

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Downloadable PDF Presentation flyer

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About Vinita

Vinita has been fortunate to travel to many exciting destinations on the planet and experience the beauty of nature and cultures of the world. With a background in Health and a Masters in International Public Health Vinita saw first hand the disastrous health and environmental impacts of traditional cotton growing with farmer suicides, child labour, pesticide poisoning, birth defects, harmful dyes and toxic water ways. After years in the field meeting with amazing NGOs, grassroots organizations and a growing movement of organic farmers, it was time for positive change. Vinita combined her deep love for the Earth, humanity and sustainable design to create Bhumi Organic Cotton.

  Be the change you wish to see in the world. –  Mahatma Gandhi 

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Sponsors and Collaborators

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City of Melbourne
Transitions Film Festival

Program Partner

LOGO MOSAIK