World Fair Trade Day 2017

World Fair Trade Day 2017

To celebrate World Fair Trade Day 2017, ‘Hand Up’ Events organised a FashionABLE Fashion Show on Friday 12th May and a Fair Trade Fiesta on Saturday 13th May.

The FashionABLE Fashion Show was organised by Hand Up Events and Localmotive markets with partners Upward Mobility and Models of Diversity.

The models took to the catwalk at Platform 2, Waverly Market in Edinburgh and the event was presented by Gail Porter. The fashion show brought diversity, inclusivity and integrity to the fashion runway and featured Fair Trade, Scottish, upcycled and recycled collections of clothing with the aim of encouraging people to ‘wear something good for change’.

The following day, Hand Up Events hosted a Fair Trade Fiesta to celebrate Scotland as a Fair Trade Nation on World Fair Trade Day.

The event encouraged people to become an Agent for Change and featured a carnival parade on the Royal Mile followed by a concert at The Ross Band Stand in Prince Street Gardens with a variety of music including The Red Hot Chilli Pipers. The event was attended by Rudi Dalvai, President of the WFTO and Dr Alasdair Allan, Minister for International Development and Europe.

More photos from the Fiesta are available on our Facebook page here.

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