Fair Trade Fortnight- Victorian Events
8th - 22nd May Fair Trade from Morning to Night
All day, Good 2 Go1 Hosier Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000
Fair Trade from Morning to Night is an exhibition called Fair Trade from Morning to Night. The purpose of this event is to demonstrate how it is possible to get access to fair-trade products from morning to night, from the first cup of coffee in the morning to nice cosy sleep on fair-trade bed sheets at night. The exhibition will provide information about where products are from as well as showcasing what type of products exist.
8th - 22nd May Wear Fair Fashion Installation
Fracture Gallery, Federation Square, Melbourne
A showcase of fair trade and ethical fashion brands and their stories to encourage consumers to think about the true cost of fashion
May 8-22nd Project Fusion
RMIT University, Brunswick Campus, BLD513 window display
An evolving display of student design research and process. In progress work from a design brief that asks students to use their textile design skills to explore a juxtaposition of local and global fashion trends creating textiles and garment concepts for traditional Indian artisan techniques and silhouettes.
8-22nd May Be An Agent For Change – Fair Trade Exhibition
RMIT, Industrial Design Building, CBD
An exhibition which highlights the different fair trade principles and how they can be applied to everyday contexts and consumer considerations.
10th May Fair Trade Mothers Day Market (Moral Fairground event)
10am-5pm Brunswick Town Hall, Melbourne
The Victorian Fair Trade Festival has become the biggest and best yet, with so many events happening in and around Melbourne, to share the message of fair trade Victorian Fair Trade Festival and Fair Trade Event Trail.
Moral Fairground is hosting the Victorian Fair Trade Festival 2015 in Melbourne and we again invite local fair trade businesses, educational institutions, not-for profit organisations advocacy group a community groups to participate in this Fair Trade Event Trail. Be recognised as leader and advocate for ethical and fair-trade during the Fair Trade Fortnight (8th – 22nd May). Inspire, empower and educate your customers and community about how small positive actions can contribute to a fairer society.
13th May Melbourne University Fair Trade Market (Melbourne Uni Event)
12-2pm - North Court, Melbourne University- Parkville Campus, Melbourne
Fair trade stalls, coffee, food and prizes to promote Melbourne Uni as a fair trade uni
May 15th Friday Night Documentaries: 'Food Chains'
6:30pm to 9pm at Northcote Town Hall Rooftop.
'Food Chains' reveals the human cost in our food supply systems and the complicity of large buyers of produce like fast food and supermarkets. Food Chains follows an intrepid and highly lauded group of tomato pickers from Southern Florida – the Coalition of Immokalee Workers or CIW – who are revolutionising farm labour.
The documentary will be followed by a panel discussion of speakers including:
17th May Evolve Fair Food Store’s Fair Tea
3pm-5pm at Evolve Fair Food Store, 64-68 Monbulk Rd, Belgrave
Challenging you to question what exactly you eat. Food feeds us, fills us, fuels us, keeps us alive, however too often people eat without knowing where their food has come from and what is actually in it
May 18th Black Gold Documentary Screening
Burwood Corporate Centre, Deakin University, Level 2, Building BC, 221 Burwood Highway, Burwood VIC 3125, 12 noon
The documentary Black Gold will be screened and complimentary tea, coffee and treats will be provided for guests.
19th May Fair Trade Cocktail Night
6pm - 8pm Goldilocks Bar, Melbourne
Fair trade cocktails in collaboration with Noble Spirits and Karma Cola, guest speakers from Fair Trade Association
May 19 Laneway Learning Classes: Ethical Consumption: Be a daily do gooder
6:30pm at Embiggen Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne
This class will teach you about the 'good stuff' to buy with a few simple guidelines. Tickets: http://melbourne.lanewaylearning.com/classes/ethical-consumption-be-a-daily-do-gooder/
May 20th Laneway Learning Classes: Fair Trade Chocolate Tasting
6:15pm and 8pm at Captain Melville
Not only will you be able to understand more about this amazing food item, but you will also leave having tried many different chocolates from different regions. Tickets: http://melbourne.lanewaylearning.com/classes/chocolate-tasting/
May 20th Networking Event: "Responsibility In Business: Best Practices and ways to Improve"
Nest Coworking, 829a High St, Thornbury, Vic 3071
A business networking event for leaders and entrepreneurs to connect, collaborate and discuss their ethical business practices. Veronica Munro of Be Bold Consulting will be discussing and presenting three case studies of responsible businesses.
May 20th Every Purchase Matters: Black Gold Documentary Screening and Fair Trade Mini Market
Business and Economics at University of Melbourne,198 Berkeley St, Parkville, Victoria, Australia 3010, 6pm
Celebrate Fair Trade Fortnight 2015 with the Melbourne Fair Trade Network's upcoming event "Every Purchase Matters" in collaboration with Melbourne University Fair Trade Steering committee.
A multi-faced event featuring a screening of the powerful documentary 'Black Gold' that will change the way you drink coffee and give you an insight into the true cost of your morning caffeine hit...
To find out more about prizes to be won and ticket prices click here.
May 21st 'Fair Trade Connected' presentation event
12:30pm-2pm at Level 3 Lecture Theatre, RMIT University Design Hub, Building 100, Corner Swanston & Victoria St, Melbourne
In this engaging and inspiring event, the public will be taken on a journey of Fair Trade: exploring how Fair Trade engages with diverse and complex situations by utilising design and social innovation as an approach for change. Tickets: http://www.trybooking.com/HNPT
May 21 Laneway Learning Classes: The 10 Principles of Fair Trade
8:15pm at Embiggen Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne
This session will explore each of these principles and provide some practical tips on how you can promote Fair Trade in your local community. Tickets: http://melbourne.lanewaylearning.com/classes/the-10-principles-of-fair-trade/
May 21 Laneway Learning Classes: Bush Toys – Native Grasses Handicraft
5:30pm at 141 La Trobe St, Melbourne
Using soft grass, colourful wool and some big buttons you can create anything from a small grass lizard to a mighty pair of buffalo horns. The possibilities are endless! Be ready for a fun and playful workshop. Tickets: http://melbourne.lanewaylearning.com/classes/bush-toys-native-grasses-handicraft-3/
May 21 Laneway Learning Classes: Colourful Palm-Sized Baskets
7:15pm at 141 La Trobe St, Melbourne
Weaving is a traditional skill from ancient times: put it to use to create a colourful modern basket that fits into the palm of your hand. Tickets: http://melbourne.lanewaylearning.com/classes/colourful-palm-sized-baskets/
May 22nd Friday Night Documentaries: 'Not Business As Usual'
6:30pm to 9pm at Northcote Town Hall Rooftop.
'Not Business As Usual' showcases the world's leading subversive businesses and their mission to redefine what it means to be successful. Tickets: http://www.trybooking.com/Booking/BookingEventSummary.aspx?eid=132222
The documentary will be followed by a panel discussion of speakers.