Sunday 25th November 2012, 10am – 4.30pm
Interested in promoting Fair trade? Concerned about our environment? Want to support local, ethical craftspeople? Then the annual Arundel Fair trade and Ethical Fair is the event for you. This year Arundel Castle plays host to some 50 stalls and makes a wonderful setting in which to do your Christmas shopping.
Everything at the fair is fairly traded or sustainable in some way. Expect stalls with Fair trade clothes made by women in Nepal; vintage buttons, beads and fabrics; organic soaps and skin care products; bird and insect houses made locally from recycled wood.
There is a great selection of Fair trade products, including bedspreads; bags and jewellery; cutlery, Christmas decorations and cards and footballs, from countries like Bolivia, Rwanda, Palestine and India to name but a few.
Alongside these are local craftspeople producing Sussex trugs, wicker baskets and cushions made with local sheep’s wool. Local volunteers supporting the Jack Edmond’s Memorial Fund for St Wilfred’s Hospice will be running an upcycled clothes stall. And don’t forget to choose fair trade food for your Christmas table.
The international Fair Trade movement aims to help people in the developing world maintain a decent livelihood through fairer trade. Coffee, chocolate, bananas, great...but there is so much more on offer so come along to Arundel's Fair trade and Ethical Christmas Fair and see what inspires you to give a Christmas gift that makes a real difference.
Published 28th September 2012
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