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That was Fair Trade 2024

The AMAHORO! Country partnership at Fair Trade: Group photo with the delegation from Burundi, the SEZ, the Baden-Württemberg State Ministry, the Burundian Diaspora Germany eV (BDD), RC Retraining and Visit Burundi

Resource justice also means “The most important resource is people”

This Burundian proverb should guide our actions, as everyone can do something in their everyday lives for a fairer world. This is the core message of the trade fair - the opening of which initiated the anniversary year of the AMAHORO state partnership between Baden-Württemberg and Burundi.

Around 63.000 visitors experienced the spring trade fairs this year. The exhibitors focused on the topic of resource justice with a variety of campaigns and event formats. This year, at the national conference and at the FAIRchange market, everything revolved around the more than 40th anniversary of the BW-Burundi partnership.

All visitors were invited to the fair trade for fashion shows, music and hands-on workshops, as well as specialist lectures and poetry slams. This year, around 100 exhibitors showed concrete sustainable alternatives for conscious consumption and invited people to touch them, try them out and make their own.

Save the date of the next Fair Trade trade fair today before April 24.04th - 27.04.2025th, XNUMX in Stuttgart.

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Fair trade was celebrated at the trade fair

Philipp Keil, Managing Director of the SEZ, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Development Cooperation of the Republic of Burundi, Ambassador Albert Shingiro, Agriculture Minister Peter Hauk, Federal Agriculture Minister Cem Özdemir cutting the anniversary cake (from left to right). Photo: SEZ/Fotonoid.

Ceremonial opening of Fair Trade and the AMAHORO! anniversary year

This year there was double reason to celebrate at the spring trade fairs: the opening of Fair Trade with a focus on resource justice and the 40th anniversary of AMAHORO! State partnership between Baden-Württemberg and Burundi. The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Development Cooperation of the Republic of Burundi, Ambassador Albert Shingiro, traveled with a delegation for this occasion.

In the hall too, everything at the Fair Trade Fair revolved around resource justice. From April 4th to 7th, exhibitors showed what fair handling of raw materials and production in the areas of fashion, food and handicrafts is. Those thirsty for knowledge and those who enjoy playing got their money's worth at the FAIRchange market.

Anniversary cake with the taste of the state partnership

At the opening of the Slow Food and Fair Trade Fair, opening speaker Cem Özdemir and Agriculture Minister Peter Hauk, who, as a Baden-Württemberg government representative, handed over a special cake to Foreign Minister Albert Shingiro, also congratulated. Vegan and locally produced by Café Kuchenliebe from Stuttgart with local spelled and a cream made from passion fruit and coffee, the cake was a symbol of what the AMAHORO! What makes partnership what it is: the exchange between Baden-Württemberg and Burundi.

The offers of Fair Trade

The state development policy conference on the Saturday of the trade fair also dealt with resource justice and the AMAHORO! State partnership and formulated demands on state politics. Fair trade always combines specialist events in development policy as well as participatory offers relating to global learning and thus contributes to networking and visibility of global sustainability issues. In the areas of future fashion and fair trade, certified and tested exhibitors offer concrete product alternatives to fast fashion and waste of resources. Trade fair visitors were also invited to become active themselves: repair cell phones in the Repair Café or create future fashion themselves using upcycling and design techniques at DIY Sunday at the Future Fashion Forum. The new traveling exhibition “AMAHORO Burundi – partner country full of facets” was shown at the trade fair for the first time. After the successful completion of the fair trade rally, to which the development policy education actors invited, a competition offered great prizes from the exhibitors.

Thanks to all exhibitors and participants at Fair Trading 2024!

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Fair Trade 2024 – supporting program is now online

Plan your trade fair visit now with the online supporting program

At Fair Handel, exhibitors show trends and innovations about how globally fair trading and consumption works in six areas: tourism, sustainable finance, CSR, fair trade, future fashion, development cooperation with the FAIRchange market. From informative lectures to top-class discussions and inspiring workshops, the trade fair offers a platform on which we can create impulses for a sustainable future together.

Highlights at the trade fair

40 years of partnership between Baden-Württemberg and Burundi!

We are particularly pleased to celebrate the start of the 40th anniversary of the state partnership between Baden-Württemberg and Burundi with you. You will be surprised at the places where you can meet and get to know Baden-Württemberg's partner country Burundi at the trade fair.
We're already revealing this much today:

  • There are FAIR costs of the Burundian partnership coffee
  • At the SEZ stand you will find products from Burundi
  • and the sacred drums from Burundi Tambourinaires will be heard.

Experience sustainability

  • Thursday, April 4th: Ceremonial opening of the Fair trade together with the Slow Food fair
  • Thursday - Sunday: Try & find out - FAIR tasting with Burundi coffee, fashion show, film screening and specialist lectures in the stage program
  • Future Fashion shows new fashion, information about supply chains (law) and invites people to participate.

Get involved, get information and network

  • Friday, April 5th: Municipal specialist day “Images, opinions, perspectives – shaping lively municipal partnerships”
  • Saturday, April 6th: Development policy state conference together with the BW-Burundi meeting with a focus on resource justice
  • The state-wide networking meeting of the partnership groups will also take place on Saturday, April 6th.

You will soon find even more events, information about the individual specialist events and the comprehensive entertainment and learning offerings in the trade fair's supporting program on our website www.sez.de/fair-handeln and the individual events in our Online event calendar.

Follow us on Instagram @fairhandelnmesse #FAIRTRADE and get in the mood for fair trading with us.

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Opening of the Fair Trade Fair on April 13th

The Act fairly opens on Thursday April 13th at 14 p.m. and will last 4 days Fringe events with top-class events and offers relating to global sustainability and give over 100 exhibitors the platform to present climate-friendly, fair and ecological products in the 5 exhibition areas.

We invite you to visit us at the SEZ stand, get inspiration from young mindchangers and test your knowledge about Baden-Württemberg's partnership with Burundi! Of course, we will also sample the fair trade Burundi partnership coffee there.

The special area Future fashion presents new trends for sustainable fashion of tomorrow and you have the opportunity to become the first of 60 friends and receive a limited edition T-shirt.

GREENSTYLE X Future Fashion also premieres this year in Stuttgart with a program and brands to rethink fashion. If you haven't searched enough after Easter, we invite you to find Future Fashion at another spring fair event and discover upcycling offers.

For more suggestions, professional networking and participation in development policy in Baden-Württemberg, we cordially invite you to our Specialist events .

  • Hurray, we're still alive! 50 years of World Shops on Thursday, April 13th at 15 p.m., room C6.1 in the ICC Congress Center, Messe Stuttgart
  • Long night of the senses with the singer Allègre Ruryabagabo at the stand of the BW-Burundi state partnership of the SEZ on Thursday, April 13th from 20 p.m. in Hall 1
  • BW-Burundi meeting: women. Agriculture. Development on Friday April 14th, VIP Center
  • Municipal specialist day: REPAIR instead of throwing away! on Friday, April 14th, International Congress Center Stuttgart (ICS)
  • Developing Baden-Württemberg – Global responsibility starts with us! on Saturday, April 15th 10 a.m. - 13 p.m. International Congress Center Stuttgart (ICS), Congress Hall C1
  • Mindchangers Summit: #creatingchangebw – Youth for Global Justice on Saturday, April 15th from 13.45:18 p.m. to 1 p.m., International Congress Center Stuttgart (ICS), Congress Hall CXNUMX
  • Future Fashion Tourguide Workshop on Saturday, April 15, VIP Center
  • Old hands meet newcomers on Sunday, April 16th, VIP Center

Participation in the events is free of charge. Around the specialist events you have the opportunity to visit the Fair Trade and the Stuttgart spring fairs.

We look forward to welcoming you in Hall 1 at the SEZ stand 1C.50 and the Future Fashion stand in 1A.43!

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RAQUEL DISSCHINGER

Project coordination Future Fashion, Fairtrade Schools & Fair Trade Fair

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Come to the Fair Trading 2023 trade fair!

Visit us at the next Fair Trade from April 13th to 16th, 2023 at the Stuttgart Trade Fair!

Tasting fairly traded coffee from Burundi, sewing sustainable scrunchies after the Fair Fashion Show, talking to mindchangers and students from Fairtrade schools about climate justice and helping to shape the country's development policy guidelines - you're here for all of this Fair Trade Fair 2023 invited. Tickets and that attractive supporting program are now online.

 At Fair Handel, around 100 exhibitors show trends and innovations about how to act and consume fairly globally. Three other exhibition areas focus on development cooperation and global partnerships, sustainable finance and tourism, as well as numerous activities that invite you to take part or taste them.

Future fashion This year is presenting itself in a big way with x GREENSTYLE, second-hand fashion, workshops and young labels from the network.

Together with Slow Food in Hall 1, the largest exhibition hall in Stuttgart, Fair Trade invites you to a joint stage program. Because: whether it's about nutrition or consumption - our actions in Baden-Württemberg have an impact on people worldwide. That's why we don't want to live at the expense of others, but rather actively reduce injustices worldwide and look for solutions for more justice.

Changing Narratives and #CreatingChangeBW: You can find out what the commitment to global justice can look like on April 15, 2023, for example, at the State Development Policy Conference and at Mindchangers Summit - Here all participants can pass on their impulses for change to state politics. At the BW-Burundi meeting on April 14, 2023, rural women from Baden-Württemberg and Burundi will report on what concerns them and make their political demands.

The international trade and consumer trade fair Fair Trade with a focus on fair trade and globally responsible action is a sales platform and at the same time an information and contact exchange for the industry, for the media, for decision-makers and consumers. The Baden-Württemberg Development Cooperation Foundation (SEZ) organizes Fair Trade together with Messe Stuttgart as part of the spring trade fairs. The SEZ is the technical and intellectual sponsor of the event.

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RAQUEL DISSCHINGER

Project coordination Future Fashion, Fairtrade Schools & Fair Trade Fair

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#CreatingChangeBW – Young impulses for politics

At the state development policy conference with the Mindchangers Summit on April 23, 2022, young people will give new impetus to politics.

At the Development Policy State Conference x Mindchangers Summit (the x stands for “meets”) people interested and committed to development policy meet politicians and representatives of the Baden-Württemberg state government for a day as part of the World:Citizens in demand dialogue! In 2022, the focus of the annual development policy state conference will be on young engagement, which is why the Mindchangers Summit will take place at the same time. The event is about putting young people's issues on the development policy agenda, discussing them with politicians and networking with like-minded people. The stage is made by young people for young people and, with fresh formats such as Market of Opportunities, World Cafe and Fish Bowl, offers the opportunity to give new impetus to development policy. Everyone can bring openness, questions and ideas about development policy areas on topics such as global responsibility, climate justice, young engagement and much more.

Date and Location
April 23, 2022 10:00 a.m. – 15:00 p.m
Messe Stuttgart

The current program, the flyer and information about registration can be found here:

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LENA WIMMER

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Fair Trade Fair 2022 is taking place

The next Fair Trade will take place from April 21st to 24th, 2022 at the Stuttgart Trade Fair.

Try fairly traded coffee from Burundi, learn about sustainable fashion by upcycling old jeans, listen to a reading by Tete Loeper and help shape the country's development policy guidelines - all of this is possible at the Fair Trade 2022 trade fair. Tickets and the attractive supporting program are now available online.

At Fair Handel, over 80 exhibitors will show trends and innovations relating to fair trade and conscious consumption from the areas of development cooperation and global partnerships, sustainable finance and tourism as well as future fashion and future fashion made in Africa. There are numerous activities at the stands that invite you to take part or try them out. In the special area of ​​Future Fashion you can give worn fashion a new shine in the upcycling workshop, get to know fashion designers in the Future Fashion Made In Africa Corner or have a cup of fairly traded partnership coffee at the Burundi Competence Center stand at the Burundi-Baden-Württemberg quiz enjoy. The Mindchangers offer opportunities for young people to participate in rethinking migration and climate change. An attractive cultural supporting program with readings, talks and more invites you to take part, watch and listen.

On April 23, 2022, those interested in development policy will meet with politicians and representatives of the Baden-Württemberg state government at the State Development Policy Conference x Mindchangers Summit. The event is about putting young people's issues on the development policy agenda, discussing them with politicians and networking with like-minded people. Mindchangers is a European Union project aimed at young people and encouraging rethinking of issues such as global justice, climate change and migration.

The international trade and consumer trade fair Fair Trade with a focus on fair trade and globally responsible action is a sales platform and at the same time an information and contact exchange for the industry, for the media, for decision-makers and consumers. The Baden-Württemberg Development Cooperation Foundation (SEZ) organizes Fair Trade together with Messe Stuttgart as part of the spring trade fairs. The SEZ is the technical and intellectual sponsor of the event.

program Highlights

Recommendations for committed people and development policy specialists

Date and Location
April 21 to 24, 2022, Stuttgart Trade Fair
Opening hours for visitors:
Thursday: 14:00 p.m. - 22:00 p.m
Friday to Sunday: 9:00 a.m. to 18:00 p.m

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RAQUEL DISSCHINGER

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#FairtradeSchools – Schools for Global Justice

Fairtrade schools and committed students from Baden-Württemberg have a new hashtag.

In Baden-Württemberg, over 130 fair trade schools are committed to fair trade. Now there is a new hashtag that makes the young students' commitment even more visible. With the hashtags #FairtradeSchoolsBaWü and #FairtradeSchool Students from all over Baden-Württemberg and beyond highlight their ideas about fair trade on social media. This is how you can Instagram, TikTok and Facebook Find new inspiration and action tips every day that invite you to get involved for a fairer world and sustainability. In the Media Library Interested parties can download flyers, action guidelines and other materials from the nationwide Fairtrade Schools campaign.

Since April 2014, schools in Baden-Württemberg have been able to receive the title of Fairtrade School and thus show why fair trade is needed and how it can be implemented in everyday school life. The Fairtrade Schools campaign offers teachers the opportunity to concretely integrate sustainability into everyday school life and to illustrate how fairer consumption and trade alternatives can be implemented. Since 2021, Theresa Schopper, Minister for Culture, Youth and Sport, has taken over the patronage of the Fairtrade Schools in Baden-Württemberg to honor the commitment of young people to a fairer world.

For the Baden-Württemberg Development Cooperation Foundation (SEZ), it is important that students from Baden-Württemberg deal with questions of global justice, global connections and the consequences of their own actions for people in other regions of the world. At SEZ, teachers from all types of schools receive suggestions and support in implementing topics such as fair trade, global environmental education or human rights in lessons, on project days and in everyday school life.

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RAQUEL DISSCHINGER

Project coordination Future Fashion, Fairtrade Schools & Fair Trade Fair

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Book presentation: “Barefoot in Germany” by Tete Loeper

The author Tete Loeper will read from her book “Barefoot in Germany” on November 21, 2021.

What difficulties does young Mutoni encounter when she arrives in Germany? This is what the novel “Barefoot in Germany” by Tete Loeper is about.

From November 19th to 21st, 2021, a pop-up took place at the veggi und frei von trade fair as part of the Stuttgarter MesseHerbst Fair trade fair instead of. In addition to stands on the topics of fair trade and sustainability, there was also a stand Burundi Competence Center with a book reading as part of the supporting program by the author Tete Loeper.

Tete Loeper's novel “Barefoot in Germany” is about the young Rwandan woman Mutoni and the difficulties and prejudices she encounters after her arrival in Germany. At the reading, the author presented the content of her book, which tells of Mutoni's racist experiences on the market in Germany. After the reading, Tete Loeper explained the connection between racism, nutrition and food. She also emphasized her personal appreciation of healthy eating. Following the reading, the book was available for purchase at the Burundi Competence Center stand and the author was available to answer questions and give dedications. The demand for Tete Loeper's “Barefoot in Germany” was so great that all the books on the stand were sold out within a very short time. The entire book reading by Tete Loeper can here on Instagram be considered:

The English-language book is already available in bookstores - if you are interested, we recommend that you order it from your local bookstore and thus strengthen small bookstores and diversity in the literary world. A German version of the book will be available from March 2022.

Tete Loeper is an author, actress and education speaker with a BA in communications and journalism. She lives in Germany, is a native of Rwanda and lived in Burundi for several years. For several years she has been working on topics related to migration, decolonization, sustainable North-South partnerships and intercultural exchange. You can find more information about Tete Loeper here on Instagram.

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Fair Trade Pop Up at the Stuttgart Trade Fair Autumn

Visit the Fair Trade Pop Up from November 19th to 21st, 2021 at the Stuttgart MesseHerbst.

As the technical and intellectual sponsor of the Fair Trade trade fair, the Baden-Württemberg Development Cooperation Foundation (SEZ) offers this in cooperation with the Stuttgart State Fair for the unusual spring fair in 2021 Pop Up Fair Trade or on the Stuttgart Trade FairAutumn at. As a special area of veggie & free from will be presented on the three days of the trade fair 19. to 21. November 2021 Exhibitors will present certified fair trade products, innovations and trends in the areas of food, handicrafts, sustainable fashion and financial investments. At the joint stand of the FAIRchange market, visitors can find information and participation offers on globally responsible action in Baden-Württemberg. The attractive supporting program on the trade fair stage invites you to listen and think.

On Fair Trade Facebook page You can find all the current program items and find out more about the exhibitors of the Fair Trade Pop Up.

Here you can find further information about Fair Trade Fair, tickets and for Exhibitor Directory.

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RAQUEL DISSCHINGER

Project coordination Future Fashion, Fairtrade Schools & Fair Trade Fair

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