I’m really excited for this year’s calendar because the photography is always stunning. There’s also plenty of great information about fair trade within the calendar itself. According to the FTF, the 2013 calendar contains:
• Features winning photographs of Fair Trade producers from the Fair Trade Photo Contest submitted by advocates, business and NGOs active in Fair Trade, and voted on by supporters of the Fair Trade movement.
• includes a “Where to Buy Fair Trade” section listing Fair Trade businesses throughout the U.S, along with Fair Trade impact stories and more!
• will raise awareness about Fair Trade and participating businesses, and generate funds for FTRN, FTF as well as calendar Resellers.
If you want to see last year’s calendar (which is gorgeous), you can see a PDF here. I highly recommend you take a look, because the photos are truly stunning and will really make you see what a wonderful calendar it is. The photos show fair trade artisans, and their children, from countries such as India, Nepal, and Africa. They’re colorful, powerful, and really drive home how important fair trade is. There are also many of inspiring quotes peppered throughout.
You can purchase the Fair Trade Federation’s 2013 calendar here.