World Fair woos festive shoppers

10 December 2007 - 5:41pm
Press release

How about presents that are not only great and affordable, but help some of the world's poor?

And with everything in one Camden place, where the gifts are accompanied by international food and music?

That's the World Fair, the liveliest ethical market in London, which will take place this Saturday (15 December).

Shoppers there will receive a cheery welcome from the anti-poverty charity War on Want, among the fair's organisers.

It will offer items priced £2.50-£15, such as Christmas cards, fair trade clothes - hats and T-shirts - and a comic book.

In addition, there will be alternative presents that can make a big difference to the lives of people struggling to survive.

These include:

 

  • £5 helps increase women workers' influence in Asian sweatshops.
  • £5 gives health training to flower workers.
  • £10 helps South African farm workers' defence against unfair dismissal and evictions.
  • £10 helps promote peace in Palestine.
  • £20 helps market workers in Zambia.
  • £20 helps improve working conditions in Central American sweatshops.
  • £20 helps raise awareness and action on global poverty.
  • £30 provides sexual health education to women sweatshop workers.
  • £30 creates a human rights leader in Colombia.

 

Alternative presents available to those who can pay more include:

 

  • £50 exposes corporations to make them accountable £60 pays for a trainer in HIV and AIDS protection for market workers.
  • £100 helps workers in Bangladeshi sweatshops.

 

The fair will run from 11.00 am to 6.00 pm at Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL.

The music at the fair will come from three duos - Luz Elena Caicio (Colombia) at 1.15 pm, Taxi Pata Pata Duo (Congo) at 2.45 pm and Yazid Fantazi (Algeria) at 4.30 pm.

Anyone who cannot get to the event, but would like to purchase gifts from War on Want, can still buy them.

The charity's online shop is at www.waronwant.org and telephone number 020 7549 0555.


CONTACT: Paul Collins, War on Want media office (+44) (0)20 7549 0584 or (+44) (0)7983 550728

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