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Seeing eye to eye with Fair Trade: Helen Casey-Green
Tuesday, March 1, 2016 @ 10:30 am - Wednesday, March 23, 2016 @ 4:30 pm
In March, we’re delighted to be supporting Fairtrade month which runs until 13th March with an exhibition by Helen Casey-Green who, as well as being an artist, also runs ‘eye2eye’ in Wollaston Courtyard which carries a range of Fairtrade goods from food stuffs to crafts.
As Martin Luther King famously said, ‘before you finish eating breakfast in the morning, you’ve depended on more than half the world’. Despite our dependence on farmers and workers for the foods, drinks and products that we love, about 795 million people are undernourished globally.
When people are paid a fairer price, they can have more control over their lives when times are hard, and worry less about how they will feed their families. Whether it’s the extra cash in their pockets or being able to expand their farms to grow more food to eat, Fairtrade means many farmers and workers are able to fulfil a basic human need – to put enough food on the table for the people they care about, all year round.
Helen’s exhibition ‘Seeing eye2eye with Fair Trade’ will be a mix of art, craft and homewares sourced through Fair-trade supply chains. Some of Helen’s suppliers are exclusively in the eye2eye shop and others are not widely represented at other outlets in this region, so it will represent a very personal and surprisingly broad selection of what is available through fair trade routes. It should be a colourful and diverse exhibition of original work, suitable for all ages.