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Employees' Participation

Activities Overview

 

Fair Trade Hong Kong (FTHK) encourages corporate to take part in Fair Trade movement. Therefore, “Fair Trade Corporate Label” is launched to recognize corporations with strong commitment to Fair Trade in their operations. We are happy to tailor-make special
event to facilitate understanding on topics such as globalization, sustainable development, gender equality and corporate social responsibility.

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Seminar

Fair Trade concepts and its significance would be introduced. Content includes, but not limited to

i) how the operations of multi-national corporations influence the life of smallholder farmers under globalization,

ii) how Fair Trade improves the livelihoods of producers, and

iii) how to respond as a consumer.

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Coffee Ground Dyeing

Instructor shows the impact of textile manufacturing on the environment, followed by hands-on tie-dying using natural coffee ground. Not only can the participants bring their own upcycled handkerchiefs of various beautiful patterns home, but also have a glance of coffee trading around the world.

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Coffee Workshop

For every cup of coffee sold at HK$40, only HK$1.2 is returned to farmers. Starting with the tasting notes of coffee, this workshop will lead participants to further explore the stories behind coffee farmers.

 

Workshop 1: Coffee Brewing

Workshop 2: Latte Art

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Tea Workshop

Having tea is an everyday habit to many, yet the bitterness of tea farming is rarely known. From tasting, brewing techniques to snapshots of farmers, we hope to bring tea-drinking to another level.

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Wine Workshop

Wine tasting is one of life’s greatest pleasures. There are countless effort and knowledge behind every glass of wine. Instructor will invite participants to taste and appreciate wine.

 

Workshop 1: Wine Pairing and Tasting

Workshop 2: Cocktail Making and Tasting

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Chocolate Workshop

Cocoa farmers from Ivory Coast work diligently every day, yet they cannot afford to grab any bite of chocolate throughout their lives. Besides tasting or making chocolate, the workshop also tells the daily life of cocoa farmers.

 

Workshop 1: Chocolate Tasting

Workshop 2: DIY Chocolate Making (Filling: liquor, coffee beans, nuts, etc.)

Workshop 3: Story Telling: (Suitable for kids, including tasting session)

 

*Children / parent-child participation are welcome, including chocolate tasting

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Energy Ball Making

Not only about flavours, nutritional values of food are also very important. Fair Trade energy balls use natural quinoa, chocolate powder and honey as ingredients, replenishing energy while supporting farmers in developing countries.

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DIY Natural Scrub

Non-biodegradable plastic microbeads exist in most facial scrubs causes pollution. This workshop makes good use of coffee ground and coconut oil to create natural scrub. DIY skincare ensures known sources of ingredients and carries less environmental problems as well.

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Handmade Soap

Using natural ingredients and fair trade raw materials to produce organic handmade soap, not only relieve the negative impact to the environment, but also lower the amount of plastic waste from packaging.

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Festival Workshop

During festive times, there are many festive food around the market. Nonetheless, we may not be clear of what they are made of and from. Instead of purchasing them instantly, how about making them on your own and delivering your handmade gift to others? The tutor of this workshop will teach you how to make Chinese and Western festive food, for instance, rice dumplings, mooncakes, gingerbread man, etc., by using the healthy and safe fair trade raw materials. It is time to add a special meaning to your festival by tasting the nature.

 

*For more details, please contact us.

Film

Movie Screening

Far away from Hong Kong, plots of blood and sweat are happening at the other end of the world. Independent films and documentaries reveal the dark side of exploitation underneath. Sharing session would be carried out after screening. Below are some movie options:

 

  • Film 1: “Black Gold”- Following an Ethiopian Coffee Union manager as he travels the world to fight for a better price for coffee beans. (Duration: 78min)

 

  • Film 2: “Bananas!”- Nicaraguan banana farmers sued Dole Food Co. over health problems, believing that all starts from the use of a banned pesticide. (Duration: 87min)

 

  • Film 3: “The True Cost”- A documentary focuses on fast fashion from several aspects, including the low-wage workers and serious pollutions. (Duration: 92min)

 

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Solar Power Site Visit

Leading by the student ambassadors, participants will be able to visit various solar power sites, so as to enhance the understanding of utilizing renewable energy, and know more about the challenges of climate change brought to the farmers, as well as, how climate change affects the farmers’ income.

 

Date: To be held from June 2019 to May 2020
Time: 9:30a.m. - 4:30p.m. (lunch: self-care)
No. of participants: 20 people per group, visiting two solar power sites in total


*Corporate can join the site visit for free if two fair trade activities are applied.

Reservation is made on first-come-first-served basis. Application should be submitted at least 1 month before the event date.

Office:3705 2488 Email:info@fairtradehk.org