June 6, 2011 9.16 am This story is over 148 months old

Children design Co-op’s Fairtrade tea towels

Artistic: Lincolnshire Co-op have selected the winners of its Fairtrade tea towel competition.

Photo: Isabella Ward’s design, one winning entry out of five.

Winners have been chosen by Lincolnshire Co-operative after a competition to design the new Fairtrade tea towels.

As part of Lincolnshire Co-op’s 150th birthday a competition, The Fairtrade Challenge, was set up, inviting youngsters to design their own Fairtrade tea towels.

Out of a total of 1,100 entries, there were a number of winning entries from different schools around Lincolnshire.

The winners are Isabella Ward (10), Millie Inman (9), Ruby Dixon (5), Abigail Taylor (11) and Charlotte Aukland.

Lincolnshire Co-op representatives have been visiting the schools recently to make presentations to the winning students.

The winning designs will be selected for use on tea towels that can be purchased from Co-op stores.

The students also receive certificates from the Society’s representatives for their achievement.

The Fairtrade Challenge is just one of a number of Society initiatives that were held during Fairtrade Fortnight, which ran from February 28 until March 13.

As the tea towels are Fairtrade, most of the profit from sales will go to the farmers.

The Society has been in support of the organisation since its inception in 1994 and has made it a priority to get the label into mainstream retail.

The Fairtrade tea towels will go on sale in all Co-op stores later this year.

To view all the winning designs, click here.

Source: Lincolnshire Co-op