The University of Leeds has held Fairtrade University status since 2005. Awarded by the Fairtrade Foundation, this reflects the Universities commitment to promoting and supporting Fairtrade.
As part of this commitment, The University of Leeds holds a bi-annual Fairtrade & Craft Fair, with stalls operated by Fairtrade approved groups, staff, and local companies. The Fair began in 2007 with 15 stalls which grew to over 30 stalls for the last event in March 2017. The donations from the University have contributed towards various projects, such as medical equipment for the Windward Islands Farmers’ Association (WINFA).
The stallholders attending the Fair will be offering a wide spectrum of Fairtrade and Homemade Crafts. Great Food at Leeds will also be there offering raffle tickets, delicious Mulled Wine and festive cakes made from the finest ingredients by our expert chefs, as well as information on how the University contributes to Fairtrade and our commitment to ethically sourced ingredients. We also have a guest appearance by the Staff Choir to sing carols and get us into the Christmas spirit!
To find out more about the fair and some of the stalls that will be attending this year, read the full story here: https://www.meetinleeds.co.uk/christmas-fairtrade-craft-fair-2017/