To claim your FREE jute shopper, simply send ten carrier bags with a return address to:
Myakka Ltd, Tythings Commercial Centre, Wincanton, Somerset, BA9 9EQ
Were once again supporting Fair Trade Fortnight, an annual event co-ordinated by the Fair Trade Foundation. Running between 22nd February and 7th March this years Fair Trade Fortnight centres on a campaign called The Big Swap.
Myakka are supporting the Fair Trade Foundations big swap by encouraging customers to swap their plastic carrier bags for reusable, fair trade jute shopping bags. For every ten plastic bags sent in, we will send customers a brand new, hard-wearing jute shopper completely free of charge. All the plastic bags collected will be sent for recycling.
Its not quite as easy to swap your furniture for a fair trade option as it is your tea, coffee or chocolate but we wanted to show support for this increasingly important annual event co-ordinated by the Fair Trade Foundation and came up with the big bag swap as a way of taking part, commented Simon, director of Myakka.
You will then be sent a reusable, fair trade jute bag completely free of charge we would just ask that you register your swap with the Fair Trade Foundations online swap-o-meter at http://www.fairtrade.org.uk/thebigswap.
This years Big Swap is aiming to generate over one million and one swaps over the two week period and change the lives of millions of suppliers around the World.
Last year, Myakkas team were part of the record breaking fair trade banana eating campaign which took place between 6th and 7th March 2009. Over 380,000 campaigners each ate a fair trade banana during the 24 hour period, smashing the previous record.
Georgie concluded, Most people associate the fair trade label with tea, coffee and chocolate production. There are many more items produced following fair trade principles which help to offer the people involved what we in the UK take for granted. Fair Trade Fortnight and The Big Swap campaign is a great opportunity to raise awareness of this.