What do The Goodies & Fairtrade Fortnight have in common?

by Julie Gibbons on February 28, 2011

Fairtrade Fortnight Banana Smile Fairtrade Fortnight 28th Feb – 13th March

I married into the name, so didn’t have to live with the eternal childhood embarrassment inspired by The Goodies’ surprise hit The Funky Gibbon. Yet here I am comfortably embracing the tune on a picnic in the Scottish sunshine today as we tuck into some ultimate portable food.

The humble banana, it sits alongside coffee as one of the world’s most recognisable fairtrade foods.

Do you look for the Fairtrade label when you buy bananas, coffee or cotton?

Here at Organikal Towers we try to make informed choices. Ethical consumption is pretty deeply entrenched in our manifesto. We’re also very aware that a label doesn’t always carry the full picture. However, if there’s a choice of buying a Fairtrade labelled product we will – but it isn’t the only question we ask.

And if you’re wondering about the shame of the Funky Gibbon tune, here’s a special treat:

More news about Fairtrade Fortnight, competitions and such can be found over at Show Off Your Label on Facebook.

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