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The Victorian Fair Trade Festival will host events and markets for the ethically minded consumer

Moral Fairground is a not-for-profit organisation that works towards providing knowledge on ethical trade products so consumers can make an informed choice. Additionally they work to encourage others to take a stand for an ethical future.

The Victorian Fair Trade Festival showcases many events, such as the Fair Trade Markets, which will run on Sunday May 5 from 11am till 7pm in the Atrium, Federation Square. Discover what goes on behind the scenes of fair trade businesses with this family friendly event. With discussions promoting ethical choices, entertainment and product sampling, Fair Trade Markets are a great way to learn about the more ethical ways of living and eating.

The Power of the Social Flower will run from May 5-12 and will explore the story behind fair-trade roses and the interesting social repercussions of receiving flowers. Although they may be beautiful, do we know where they are from or how they have been sourced? The exhibit hopes to explain the metaphor of the rose and how fair trade has the power to change people’s lives. The exhibition will be shown at the Fracture Gallery, Federation Square.

On Sunday May 12 there's set to be a Fair Trade Mothers Day High Tea at Melbourne Town Hall's Supper Room (11am-1.30pm $33 for children, $75 for adults). It will feature celebrity chefs such as Jennifer Evans from My Kitchen Rules, and there will be live entertainment, and activities for kids, plus a goodie bag. Profits go to Seven Women, which empowers disabled and marginalised women in Nepal. On Friday May 17 there's a Business to Business Breakfast at The Edge in Federation Square. Check the Moral Fairground website for updates and tickets to all.

Victorian Fair Trade Festival 2013 details

Swanston St, Melbourne 3000

Telephone 03 9655 1900

Nearby Stations: Flinders Street

Date 04 May 2013-19 May 2013

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