Monday, 20 February 2012

Fairtrade Fashion Show with a Body-Positive Message

The International Fairtrade Certification Mark
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Guest post from Carys Williams.

This Fairtrade Fortnight Reading University Fairtrade Society and Reading University Women’s Campaign are hosting a Fairtrade Fashion Show! The show will take place on the 9th of March in 3sixty.

On the night, in addition to a catwalk featuring local Fairtrade clothes and accessories, we will have dresses designed by students using Fairtrade material. If anybody would like to make a dress please contact the Fairtrade Society.

There will also be performances from the Bellydance and Singer Songwriter Societies and stalls organised by the Women’s Campaign, Travel Society, RUDDIYS, Campus Central and Traidcraft. This includes a clothes swap and Fairtrade baskets for sale!

The show aims to promote awareness of Fairtrade during Fairtrade Fortnight. This year’s national campaign is “Take a Step” towards going Fairtrade and we hope to spread the word! Fairtrade cotton is one of the least bought Fairtrade products in the UK, but through raising awareness at events like this we hope that this will change!

This year’s campaign run by the Women’s Campaign intends to spread the body positive word by way of a poster campaign on campus and through the Fashion Show. The campaign aims to alleviate our doubts about our looks, and to promote variety and diversity in style and outward appearance.

Everyone is welcome! Tickets cost £3 with NUS and £4 for guests.

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