Womadelaide Festival of World Music in Adelaide, South
The Play Fair at the Olympics campaign stall at the Womadelaide
Festival saw a record number of people visiting over the
weekend, with 2,800 signatures collected for the labour
rights petition and over 1100 signed letters for us to deliver
to the Olympic committee and sportswear companies.
The stall featured a full-size clothes line sporting singlets
with campaign slogans printed on them, Make Trade Fair T
shirts and assorted sportswear gently waved in the breeze.
Oxfam's green "pull your finger out for fair trade"
foam glove fingers were seen all over the park with many
a fan bopping seriously to the wonderful music, their fingers
held aloft for all to see.
With campaign T-shirts, campaign tattoos and the giant
fingers visible everywhere, the Play Fair at the Olympics
campaign made an unforgettable presence at the festival.
"The response was overwhelming" said Sally McHenry,
Campaign Coordinator in Adelaide. " The link between
the high ideals of the Olympic Movement and the suffering
of the women who make the sportswear obviously struck a
chord with people and they were keen to show their support
for the changes that we are calling for."
Many, many thanks and congratulations to the team of Adelaide
volunteers who made the weekend such a success and got the
campaign off to such a great start in South Australia!