We have to pleasure to invite you to the launch of the Ethical Gifting Initiative on Saturday the 15th of November 2014 at 10am at the Fairtrade Shop SAY IT! Malta, 32, Tarxien Road, Paola (MAP).
We will have a series of short informative presentations & tastings.
This event is free but we would appreciate if you would RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org until Friday 14th November NOON if you wish to be present for the launch.
Media Release 08/11/14
Ethical Gifts the Fairtrade Way.
Say It! Malta and CORE GREEN ecoFOOD are launching the ‘Ethical Gifting Initiative’ to assist consumers to take informed and ethical decisions when making their purchases.
Natalie Debono, director of CORE GREEN says that “with the country gearing up for the Christmas period, we wish to point people in the direction of gifts that will help cut the ethical and environmental costs. These products are accessible locally so put some thinking before buying to ensure that the gift is ethical, good quality and without all the unnecessary packing that adds to the waste”.
Roberta Debono coordinator of Say It! Malta states that “products which are fairly traded can be part of the solution”.
- Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world.
- Fairtrade isn’t about charity. It is about rethinking the relationship between producers and consumers. Fairtrade makes sure that this relationship is based on honesty and respect. It is an assertion of the rights of all to decent living and working standards.
- Choosing to buy Fairtrade products as an individual is an important way to ensure that the people who have made those products are being treated fairly. What will make even more of a difference is encouraging others to buy Fairtrade by raising awareness of the difference Fairtrade can make.
- By taking action on Fairtrade, you are securing rights for some of the most marginalised producers in the world: helping ensure that they get a fair deal and a living wage and are able to work towards the sustainable development of their communities.
The public is invited to the Ethical Gifting Open Day at the Say It! Fairtrade shop in 32, Triq Hal-Tarxien, Paola (few steps from Ipoġew bus stop) on Saturday the 15th of November 2014 between 9.30am and 1pm. The programme is as follows:
10:00 – A Better World This Christmas and After – Talk & Tasting
10:30 – Organic & Fairtrade Gifts? What For? The wholesome vision of CORE GREEN ecoFOOD – Talk & Tasting
11:00 – Choosing Ethical Products Which Work. Discover the healing qualities of coconut oil, water & milk - Talk & Tasting
11.30 – Practical Presents? Sure! The benefits of using plant-based detergents in the home