#FairtradeFortnight kicks off this week and we’re very excited to support Fairtrade chocolate company, Divine.
With 45% of the company owned by cocoa farmers, Divine ensures farmers get fair treatment and a good income for their community. Last year alone, Fairtrade products totalled a whopping £1.7 billion and this year’s aim is no different.
So what can you do to support #FairtradeFortnight? There’s plenty going on in London, get yourself down to one of these events and show your support:
Divine Chocolate Blogger Event
Divine Chocolate has pitched up at 53 Monmouth Street near Covent Garden with their *delicious* pop-up shop until 9th March. Tonight they’re hosting a blogger event to celebrate the start of #FairtradeFortnight and invited their favourite food bloggers down for an evening of chocolate tasting. We’re heading down to provide some Dangerously Divine cocktails, so keep an eye on our Twitter (@latenightlondon) for all the latest cocktail snaps from the event.
Pop Up Fairtrade Shop and Creative Workshop
For unique arts and crafts with different stalls daily, this pop-up shop in West Ealing is open until the 1st March 2014. Find out exactly how your purchase benefits the product creators and why not test out your artistic or writing skills in a special creative workshop on site whilst you’re there? Find out more here.
Sample fine food AND watch top chefs, David Mendes from Baking Dreams Together and Amy Beilin & Lindsey Bennet from Kosher Roast compete against each other to be crowned the ‘fairest of them all’. Each chef will receive a bag of Fairtrade ingredients and will have to concoct a tasty dish in just 30 minutes. As well as tips and tasting opportunities, you’ll also vote for the winner. Find out more here.
Big Brew at Bow Street
Coffee and cake? Head to Bow Church in East London on the 1st March for a coffee and cake morning where all is made from Fairtrade ingredients. As well as gorging on delicious pudding, you can learn more about the Fairtrade campaign and buy Traidcraft goods. Find out more here.