Fantastic summary of our conference by @justtradeuk
// Soooo, what happened at the conference?....
- HISTORY -
The wealth of experience in the @baftsuk
community is quite overwhelming. It was incredible to hear the beautiful origin stories of blockbuster fair trade brands @earth_squared
- COMMUNITY -
really showed us the power of collaboration, sharing the difficult times they’ve had to overcome this year. I think they both induced their fair share of tears this weekend!
- GLOBAL IMPACT -
We were all able to mark on a map where our artisans are around the world.. it really did open my eyes to the vast reach BAFTS has... Followed then by a truly inspiring talk by Erinch from @wfto_fairtrade
about the impact our work has across a huge array of social justice issues!!
- LOCAL IMPACT -
One thing that really stuck with me was the local impact our members achieve from @tsgiftshop
helping their local community find employment to our caterers @openkitchenmcr
transforming local waste food into DELICIOUS meals!
- FUTURE -
‘Creating good trouble’ was definitely my favourite phrase that came out of this weekend (thank you Matt! @traidcraft
). We’ve been encouraged by @royaloperahouse
to keep pushing forwards, as the mainstream demand for more ethically made products is on the rise!
The main lesson for us was to really embrace this community. It’s an incredible resource we feel very lucky to be a part of. You’ll have to come next year!!
Head to our Facebook to see a few pics from the weekend!
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