Fair Trade Fortnight

Join us and celebrate Fair Trade Fortnight from 9 – 22 May 2016, an annual global festival which celebrates Fair Trade as a tangible contribution to the fight against poverty and exploitation, climate change and the economic crises that have the greatest impact on the world’s most vulnerable populations.

True Cost

True Cost Film Screening

Join RMIT’s Fair Trade Coordinator for Fair Trade goodies and a screening of the moving and powerful documentary The True Cost. The film explores the impact of the fashion industry on people and the environment. It pulls back the curtain on the untold story and asks us to consider, who really pays the price for our clothing?

Where: Unilodge Theatre, Bundoora West Student Accommodation | Time: 9 May, 6pm-8pm | Cost: Free - register now

Fair Trade sustainable charity

Leadership in Fair Trade, Sustainability and Social Enterprise - Seminar

Learn firsthand from Seven Women’s founder and their Nepal director about their experiences creating a sustainable charity that has employed over 5000 women. Hear about the challenges of establishing a viable and sustainable social enterprise and how Fair Trade and enterprise can create a world of good.

Where: Building 16, Green Brain conference rooms, Level 7, City campus| Time: 12 May, 12.30-1.30pm | Cost: Free - register now

10.16 RMIT Fashion Pop-Up Store

10.16: RMIT Fashion Pop-Up Store

Support RMIT student-made products from final year Fashion and Textiles students at this pop-up store on campus. Come along to the launch night on 12 May. Visit the 10.16 Facebook page for more information about the store.

Where: Building 80, Swanston Academic Building, Pop-up shop space, City campus | Time: 12 May, 5.30-7pm

Fair trade fashion

Fair Trade Fashion Expo

Visit our Fair Trade Fashion Expo to see displays by RMIT fashion students and learn about fair fashion. Free giveaways!

Where: Building 514 Atrium, Brunswick campus | Time: 17 May, 12-7pm | Cost: Free - no registration, drop in any time.

Sustainability drinks

Sustainability Drinks

The RUSU Sustainability Department, along with RUSU Brunswick, are hosting a Fair Trade-themed Sustainability Drinks, featuring guest speakers including RMIT Fair Trade Coordinator Melanie Lazelle, a Fair Trade Fortnight representative. There will also be a showcase of work by Fashion and Textiles students. It will also provide a relaxed social setting for staff and students to talk all things sustainability and Fair Trade related. And for those on a student budget, don't stress! There will be a generous bar tab and nibbles provided.

Where: Building 514 Atrium, Brunswick campus | Time: 17 May, 5-7pm | Cost: Free – register now

Fair Trade Coffee at RMIT

World’s Biggest Coffee Break

Be part of the world's biggest coffee break at Pearson and Murphy's Cafe for the World Fairtrade Challenge. Drink delicious Fair Trade coffee for just $2.50 (for one day only) and unite with other coffee lovers to support Fair Trade farmers in their fight against climate change and trade inequalities. Don't forget to ask at the counter for Fair Trade coffee!

Where: Pearson and Murphy’s Cafe, Building 1, City campus | Time: 13 May, all day | Cost: $2.50 per coffee!

World Fair Trade Challenge

World Fair Trade Challenge

Join the World Fair Trade Challenge on 13-15 May - we invite you to hold your own morning tea or coffee event. With your help, Fairtrade International is aiming to reach a record number of cups of Fair Trade coffee consumed over three days to help small-scale coffee farmers improve their livelihoods and fight the effects of climate change.

Where: Your home / office | Time: 13-15 May | Register now

RUSU Real Foods

Fair Trade Morning Tea

Join RUSU Realfoods Cafe, RMIT Oxfam group, and Fair Trade at RMIT to celebrate Fair Trade Fortnight with a FREE morning tea. Hear from an inspiring guest speaker about Fair Rrade, check out Oxfam's beautiful new clothing range, and taste Realfoods' delicious Fair Trade and environmentally friendly coffee. This event is free and includes coffee and morning tea.

Where: RUSU Realfoods, Building 8, Level 4, City campus | Time: 19 May, 10.30-11.30am | Free - register now