Fair Trade Santa journeys from Cardiff to Edinburgh with Fair Trade Nation postcards!

To celebrate five years as a Fair Trade Nation, campaigners in Wales have been collecting thousands of ‘My Fair Trade Nation’ postcards from Fair Trade supporters across Wales to send a message to Scotland that achieved the Fair Trade Nation award earlier this year.

And Santa himself dressed in a Fair Trade and sustainable Santa suit made from Fair Trade, up-cycled and sustainable material, will be delivering the messages from Wales to representatives from the Scottish Fair Trade Forum and Humza Yousaf MSP, Minister for International Development, at the Scottish Parliament.

Elen Jones, National Co-ordinator of Fair Trade Wales said “we’ve been collecting thousands of ‘My Fair Trade Nation’ postcards from Fair Trade supporters across Wales. The response has been incredible with adults and children alike sharing inspiring messages about what the Fair Trade Nation means to them. We’ve had songs and sonnets, statements and sketches and the Fair Trade Wales office has never looked so colourful.”

Martin Rhodes, Director of the Scottish Fair Trade Forum commented “Scotland as the world’s newest Fair Trade Nation is delighted to receive these messages of support from Wales, the world’s first Fair Trade Nation. Santa in his Fair Trade and sustainable suit reminds us all at the busy time of year of the importance of buying Fair Trade and shopping sustainably”

First Minister of Wales, Rt Hon Carwyn Jones said “I would like to congratulate campaigners across Wales as we celebrate 5 years as a Fair Trade Nation. I am delighted that this transformative concept is spreading throughout the world with Scotland declaring Fair Trade Nation status this year. Thanks to the leadership shown by the people of our small nations, we confidently look forward to being joined by other Fair Trade Nations in the future.”

Humza Yousaf MSP, Minister for International Development said: “I’m delighted to receive these greetings and messages of support from Wales from one Fair Trade Nation to another.”

For all enquiries and more information, contact Elen Jones on 07912 496044  email: elen@fairtradewales.org.uk

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