As part of my Campaigner job at Liberation Foods CIC (the UK’s only farmer owned, Fairtrade nut company) I ran fair trade craft workshops for children. I upcycled the cardboard packaging which Liberation nut packs are delivered in, to create animal hats.
The elephant design was inspired by a solar powered ‘elephant friendly’ fence which the Keralan nut farmers use as a deterrent. Another interesting animal link for Liberation is the Agouti/ Jochi, a small mammal with an important role in the lifecycle of the Brazil nut tree. Liberation Brazil nuts are gathered from the Bolivian Amazon.
Here is a list of places I have had the pleasure to visit:
Newham Woodcraft Folk camp 23rd May 2015
Brighton Woodcraft Folk 2nd June 2015
New Cross Beavers 15th June 2015
Canterbury Home Education Group 17th July 2015
Canterbury library with people who were homeless as part of an exhibition
Preston Fairtrade school conference