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Enactus students at The University of Western Australia are teaming up with Oxfam, the WA Fair Trade Collective and Fair Trade suppliers to launch the Fair Trade Pop Up Shop 2013.
Coinciding with Fair Trade Fortnight, the Pop Up Shop, located on the corner of Hay and King streets, will run from 4-19 May 2013.
Selling Fair Trade tea, coffee, chocolate, jewellery, beauty products, homewares and more, the Pop Up Shop will offer the perfect solution for people looking to buy ethical presents for Mother's Day.
Enactus UWA's Fair Trade Pop Up Shop co-ordinator Lauren Ziegelaar said the project would provide an opportunity for students to raise awareness of the global Fair Trade movement while gaining management practice and retail experience.
"We aim to raise awareness of Fair Trade products, and to make it easier for consumers to purchase them," Lauren said.
"By creating a mainstream market and raising awareness for Fair Trade products, the Fair Trade Pop Up Shop can help producers and disadvantaged workers in developing nations to tackle poverty and seek greater equity in international trade.
"We will be running weekly events that promote Fair Trade and allow consumers to gain a better understanding of Fair Trade and how they can incorporate Fair Trade and ethical products into their daily lives.
"The generous support of all contributors-Enactus UWA, the Fair Trade Collective, UWA Business School, and The Bontempo Family-is what has given the Fair Trade Pop Up Shop team the zeal to bring this idea to life."
The Fair Trade Pop Up Shop's suppliers will include Absolutely Organic WA, Anjel MS, Carpets for Communities, Fair Go Trading, Khmer Creations, Lajacoba Fairtrade Coffee, Oxfam Perth, The Hidden Pantry, and U-Chus.
Come and visit the Fair Trade Pop Up Shop on the corner of Hay and King Streets from Saturday, 4 May.
For more information, visit fairtradepopupshop.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.