Archive for November, 2009

Semaphore Community Markets

Saturday, November 28th, 2009

Title: Semaphore Community Markets
Location: 200 Military Rd, Semaphore, South Australia
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Description: Next Semaphore Community Markets 6 DEC 2009 10am -3pm, 200 Military Rd, Semaphore
Start Time: 10:00
Date: 2009-12-06
End Time: 15:00

Art Exhibition

Saturday, November 28th, 2009

Title: Art Exhibition
Location: The Wild Fig Cafe Watermans
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Description: Tribal Earth is having an Art Exhibition at The Wild Fig Cafe in Watermans, Perth. Every 3 months the Cafe has an Art Exhibition, Tribal Earth Art will be Exhibiting from end of Nov to end of Feb. The Wild Fig Cafe sells Fair Trade Coffee & supports the principles of Fair Trade.
Date: 2009-11-28

Fair@Square 2009

Saturday, November 28th, 2009

Title: Fair@Square 2009
Location: Melbourne Federation Square
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Description: Fair@Square 2009 is the first large scale fair trade and ethical festival in Melbourne Federation Square on Sunday 13th of December 2009. This event is free to the public and is a collaboration between Multicultural Arts Victoria and Youth For Human Rights.
Date: 2009-12-13

Fair Trade Christmas Market

Saturday, November 28th, 2009

Title: Fair Trade Christmas Market
Location: Marymac Community Hall, 616 Ipswich Rd, Annerley, Brisbane
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Description: You’re invited to enjoy peace of mind that the gift you are giving this Christmas will make a difference to the lives of artisans and farmers in developing countries.
Free entry
Local not-for-profit organisation, the Qld Fair Trade Collective, is hosting two days of Fair Trade and ethical shopping. Complete with an Organic/Fairtrade Café, entertainment, face-painting and charity info stalls, this is the perfect way to put a little meaning back into your December shopping. Choose from a huge range of fairly traded handcrafts, homewares, jewellery and fashion accessories plus fairtrade tea, coffee, chocolate and gift hampers. While you’re there why not contribute to our fundraiser to help those affected by the Samoan Tsunami by purchasing tickets in one of several fantastic raffle prizes.

Come along to the Fair Trade Christmas Market for the ultimate feel-good shopping experience. There\’s something for everyone!
10am – 4pm each day

Start Date: 2009-12-05
Start Time: 10:00
End Date: 2009-12-06
End Time: 16:00

Lopees – Organic Cotton Reusable Envelopes

Monday, November 16th, 2009

Lopees Reusable envelopesLopees are Environmentally Friendly Reusable Envelopes made from Organic Cotton by Fair Trade Company in India. They provide an ingenious, cost-effective alternative for your home or business by removing the use of internal and external paper envelopes and waste disposal. Lopees were recently awarded an Australian Business Award in 2009 for ‘Best Eco-Friendly Product’.

The Lopees product range can be used at home, schools, sporting clubs, childcare centres, pre-schools and businesses of all shapes and sizes and can be tailored to suit any requirement. Ranging from our envelope size Lopees to A4 and A3 Internal mail system Library bags, DL and Portfolio.

Lopees have a passion for protecting the environment and our product gives schools, businesses, banks, sporting clubs and other community organisations the opportunity of spreading this message. Our aim is to educate the next generation on sustainability and ways we can help to save our planet. As a community here is our chance to put the message into practice and contribute to saving the environment for future genrations to come.

Lopees evolved because we as parents were constantly looking for envelopes for payments for school activities. Realizing this adds to more waste paper in our school the idea of the reusable envelope evolved.

Lopees envelope production - Fair Trade India

Lopees reduces the need to use paper products, so we are effectively saving our diminishing forests. Your school or business will benefit from the savings in buying paper envelopes for internal and external mail use and in waste paper disposal costs. In a school environment Lopees will pay for itself within the first year as on average child will use approx. 100 envelopes per year. The cost of the envelopes exceeds the cost of the Lopees reusable envelope which can be used by the child year after year.

Our reusable envelope is made from organic cotton grown in India, free from pesticides and chemicals, which further helps the environment. Our supplier in India makes our product to our design and only for our company. Our manufacture has retrained men and women from 20 – 40 year olds who have suffered hardship. Our supplier uses a Fair Trade System one of the only ones in India. The worker through to exporter, shares in the proceeds. Not only are we helping to protect the environment we are also giving the workers employed to make our Lopees a better standard of living for themselves and their community.

Find Lopees online at: www.lopees.com.au

 

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