Each year around now Fairtrade Fortnight seeks to raise the profile of, well, Fair Trade!
What is fair trade?
Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world. The term “Fair Trade” describes an economic exchange in which laborers receive a fair living wage.
Why buy fair trade?
Fairtrade addresses the injustices of conventional trade, which traditionally discriminates against the poorest, weakest producers. It enables them to improve their position and have more control over their lives.
Taken from www.fairtrade.org.uk
Fair Trade: It’s about Coffee and bananas, isn’t it? Well actually there are far more Fairly traded items on the market. How much fair trade can you buy in a week?
Look out for the Fairtrade mark on goods:
Sign up to the Café Direct fair trade hand-picked monthly coffee scheme. £7.95 a month. https://handpicked.cafedirect.co.uk/
P.S. If you are interested in subscribing be sure to let Rev Steve Levett refer you so he can get a free packet of coffee if you sign up! (email firstname.lastname@example.org)
Visit Traidcraft Shop for a range of Fairtrade products that can be purchased online.
If, on reading this article, you are one of the first five people to email Rev Steve Levett at email@example.com you will receive a FREE 227g bag of CafeDirect Fair trade filter coffee. Simply send Steve your name and address (UK only).