Fair Trade Finals Spring 2023

Kylie Nealis April 14, 2023

Fair Trade Finals: Spring 2023

Sign-up by May 5th

Looking to host a fair trade event before the semester ends? Sign up for Fair Trade Finals to receive a kit full of goodies to get you started! Finals kits are limited, so order quick to secure your kit!

Donations from a few generous Fair Trade Certified™ brand partners (listed below) make it possible for us to support campaigns hosting a fair trade study break or other event around finals week.

Participate with four easy steps:

  1. Sign up by May 5th (kits are limited and we anticipate “selling out,” so order soon to secure your kit!)
  2. Check your email for an exclusive link and password to order your event kit as well as a code for free shipping!
  3. Order your event kit at the exclusive link.
  4. Host your finals event! Scroll down for some inspiration and don’t forget to post about your event on social media and tag @ftcampaigns and the brands!

Here’s what to expect in your finals kits:

You can also print our Fair Trade 101 Guides and quarter sheets to add to your Fair Trade Finals table or event. Products can be used for sampling or collect all into a basket for a great raffle prize! Find more event ideas below.

Not Sure How to Fair Trade Your Finals?

Here are a few ideas to spark inspiration! Reach out to your regional fellow to brainstorm more ideas.

1. Table with Fair Trade Products

Give your classmates an extra boost as they head into or out of the library! Set up a table to sample fair trade products from your event kit and educate your peers.

You can also create your own materials to highlight what you have accomplished this semester and are looking to achieve in the next. Use this as an opportunity to get the word out about your campaign and recruit new members.

See how Villanova University fueled up for finals in this one-pager, including how to prepare, advertise and execute an event.

2. Hold a Raffle

Use items from your event kit as prizes for a raffle. Holding a raffle at your event can help draw more attendees, and gives you an opportunity to collect emails or grow your group’s social media following. Never organized a raffle before? Check out this handy resource on how to run a successful raffle.

3. Partner with an Existing Event

In the lead up to finals week, numerous groups on campus will host events to prepare and rejuvenate the community. Gauge the landscape and offer to ‘fair trade’ another group’s event!

Reach out to other clubs and departments to see if you can set up, sample, and promote fair trade to a new audience. Don’t forget to follow up afterwards to continue building the partnership!

4. Partner with Dining 

Team up with dining services to help reach a larger audience. Does your dining hall already organize study breaks, midnight breakfasts, or other special events during finals week? Find out how you can add a fair trade flair to those existing events through signage, tabling, and other activities.

If campus dining doesn’t have any events planned, offer to organize something together or ask if they can support your tabling event by providing extra fair trade coffee and tea.


Get tips for working with dining in our Guide to Working with Dining Services on Your Campus.

Questions? Reach out to Fair Trade Campaigns and Communications Coordinator, Taryn at taryn@fairtradecampaigns.org

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Kylie Nealis, National Organizer for Fair Trade Colleges & Universities

Kylie brings over 5 years of community organizing and non-profit experience to Fair Trade USA, previously working with Global Exchange and Sierra Club. At Global Exchange she took on a variety of roles including Community Rights Program Associate, Fair Trade Campaign Coordinator, Fair Trade Store Sales Associate and Interim Director of Operations. For the past two years she worked in the Executive Office at Sierra Club providing support to C-level staff and the Board of Directors. Kylie is knowledgeable and passionate about Fair Trade, climate and energy issues, human rights and social and economic justice. Kylie graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a BA in Community Studies and Politics. She also lived in Thailand for 5 years and is conversational in Thai and learning Spanish. In her free time, Kylie enjoys being outdoors, hiking and traveling.