Central Coast's third Ethical Trade Expo is happening this Saturday between 9am and 3pm on Gosford Waterfront (next to Gosford Boat Ramp). The Expo will also serve as the finish line for the 'Walk 2BFree' (an event inspired by local primary school student Emily Corkill).
This Expo is organized by Ross Young, who has been involved in the expo from it's inception in 2010.
"Ethical Trade is about understanding that some of the cheapest foods and gifts are being produced by slave labour. While slavery is outlawed in every country, slavery exists today in every country. It's estimated that there is something in the order of 27 million slaves today."
"Right now, there are kids making soccer balls they will never have enough money or time to play with."
There are plenty of gifts, clothing, jewellry, Barista coffee and confectionary which are all sourced from Fair Trade sources around the globe. The Expo will have ethically produced food, clothing and gifts for sale and as well as live entertainment and activities for kids throughout the day.
To find out more on the Ethical Trade Expo, visit www.2Bfree.org.au