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Fair Trade YFC / Youth Unlimited Woodstock Campaign calls for fair trade

Dave Steenburg, program director for the peace project at YFC / Youth Unlimited Woodstock, holds up the shirt that will be worn by people across Woodstock in support of Fair Trade from April 4 to 10.

A report highlighting inhumane conditions at a sweatshop sparked a local initiative aimed at raising awareness about fair trade. The All's Fair Wear-athon, which runs from April 4 to April 10, is a Youth Unlimited Woodstock fundraiser that asks participants to wear a fair trade T-shirt for 110 hours, the same number of hours some sweatshop labourers are required to work in a single week.

"Everything we wear, somebody made -but under what conditions?," said Dave Steenburg, program director of The Peace Project at Youth Unlimited Woodstock. READ MORE

Dave Steenburg, program director for the peace project at Youth Unlimited Woodstock, holds up the shirt that will be worn by people across Woodstock in support of Fair Trade from April 4 to 10. CODI WILSON/ Sentinel-Review

Anyone interested in participating in the All's Fair Wear-athon can go to www.yfcwoodstock.com for more information.