Students, staff and their families were invited to decorate a piece of Fairtrade cotton bunting to express what Fairtrade meant to them and to call for trade justice for West African cotton farmers. Nearly 100 pieces of bunting were displayed at the Town Hall in Durham on Saturday 12th March alongside those made by schools and organisations from around the County.
The bunting will be stitched together in an attempt to break the world record for the longest continual piece of bunting to help tell more people about how Fairtrade cotton protects the livelihoods of cotton farmers.
The Fairtrade Foundation were absolutely overwhelmed by over 130,000 magnificantly adorned flags, enough to break the record ten times over! A team of volunteers and staff assembled as much bunting as they possibly could to Guinness World Record Guidelines, in order to break the world record on World Fair Trade Day.
The record breaking bunting (over 2 miles long!) was hung around Battersea Park, London World Fair Trade Day - Saturday 14 May. The Fairtrade Foundation are now in the process of submitting the world record bid to Guinness for their approval - check their website for updates in the coming weeks!