The Fair Trade Collective is all about alleviating poverty and improving the lives of those in the developing world.
Fair trade is an approach to trade which ensures producers of goods in developing countries are paid fair prices and have decent working conditions – as in many cases they don't. Buying Fairtrade Certified products instead of others is a really easy way we can make a difference in our everyday lives.
The Fair Trade Collective is a group of students who aim to raise awareness and appreciation of fair trade and ethical consumption on campus. For many years we lobbied the University to become a Fair Trade Accredited University with the Fair Trade Association of Australia, meaning that it supports fair trade and makes Fairtrade Certified products readily available on campus. We received this status in 2012 which was a massive achievement and demonstrates how students can work together to bring about positive change.
Our club runs activities like Fair Trade and Social Justice Expos, Forums, Sustain-a-stalls, meetings with Fairtrade producers and morning teas with staff. We have also participated in the annual Fairly Educated Conference held at various universities around Australia.
If you want to make a difference in the world and have fun while you’re at it, the Fair Trade Collective is for you. Don't hesitate to get in touch!