Fairtrade flag at Eastbourne Town Hall for awareness fortnight

Fairtrade flag on the Town Hall to mark Fairtrade Fortnight SUS-150303-112320001
Fairtrade flag on the Town Hall to mark Fairtrade Fortnight SUS-150303-112320001

A flag is flying at Eastbourne Town Hall to mark Fairtrade Fortnight.

The flag was made by Miriam Wilkinson from Fairtrade Eastbourne and is made of Fairtrade cotton.

Matt Wilkinson from Fairtrade Eastbourne, said, “Cotton is vital for many low income countries in Central and West Asia and Africa, but it is very difficult for these producers to get a fair price for their crop.”

Fairtrade Fornight is an annual national event aimed at raising awareness of the cause. This year it is running from February 23 to March 8.