Local Student Chosen as Runner Up in National ‘Find Your Fair Trade Feet’ Sock Competition

Sarah, a student from Balborough Hall School, Chesterfield, has beaten over 6,000 budding young fashion experts from across the country to make the Top 10 of a nationwide sock design competition.

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the first Fairtrade products sold in the UK, the Catholic aid agency CAFOD – a founding member of the Fairtrade Foundation – teamed up with SockShop to launch the special competition for 7-11 year olds to design an exclusive Fairtrade-themed sock.

Designs were submitted by more than 6,000 pupils from a staggering 142 schools, and Sarah was selected as one of nine runners-up thanks to her beautifully creative design, and understanding of Fairtrade. The panel of judges impressed by Sarah’s design included award-winning actress Jo Joyner, formerly Tanya Branning on Eastenders, and a senior designer from SockShop. As a prize, Sarah will receive a £25 voucher to spend at SockShop.

When asked what inspired Sarah’s design, she said, ”I was thinking about farming, and how fairtrade helps farmers, so fair trade inspired me”

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About cafodhallam

CAFOD is an aid and development agency dedicated to improving the lives of the poorest in our world. In the UK we work to educate people about the causes of poverty, inspire them to campaign to address issues of social justice and inequality, and support them in fundraising activities. Overseas we work with local partners in 40 countries in South America, Africa and Asia to deliver long-term development projects and emergency aid. CAFOD's headquarters are in London and CAFOD Hallam is the local office for Sheffield and the surrounding area.

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