Hand Up Events (HUE) is a social action business that promotes and platforms fair and ethical trade through events, be it concerts, fashion shows, conferences and/or festivals. Events such as the Gathering, Fair Trade Fiesta, fashionABLE are mostly funded through profits from our market style events that support the local as well as the international exhibitors.
We believe that trade is a sustainable economic mechanism for people that helps to lift themselves out of poverty and doing so through fair trade, it also means added protection for producers working conditions. Fair trade helps supporting highly skilled artisans which in turn can positively impact on their wider communities. Hand Up Events are connected with organisations and business around the globe, and we seek to continuing and developing these lifelong relationships.
With help and support from many great, inspiring and amazing people and organisations, we can make many wonderful things happen, please see some of the events/project here on http://www.ethical.tv!
This year, we have been working with our sister company LocalMotive Markets to support local independent businesses at our markets. Additionally, we have successfully delivered the second World Fair Trade Gathering at Usher Hall, sponsored by Edinburgh Council. We are so excited for more events to take place - we truly missed them!