Monday 24 February - Sunday 8 March 2020.
Words: Nicola Chapman
Fairtrade is a way to make sure that the people who grow the products we consume are treated fairly for what they do and to fight poverty.
Who doesn’t want to make choices that improve the lives of the farmers, workers and the people in the supply chain, rather than line the pockets of faceless multinational companies?
Fairtrade fortnight runs every year to encourage us to make conscious decisions about what we buy and to select products that provide a better life for the producers.
There are over 6,000 fair-trade products available to buy including; coffee, bananas, cotton, flowers, clothing, tea, wine and of course chocolate!
There are lots of fair-trade options available in the supermarkets, but whilst you’re doing good, you could pop down to the Brampton Food Market where, alongside the other stall holders and local purveyors, you’ll find Alison and Graham Wells’ Traidcraft stall selling coffee, tea, chocolate, cereals, dried fruit, nuts, olive oil, a selection of greetings cards, children’s toys, crafts and my favourite, bamboo socks - much softer than they sound!
Traidcraft is just one of many organisations working towards fair trade, and supporting the principles of fair prices, safe working practices and environmental sustainability.
All fair-trade products display the Fairtrade mark, making it easy for you to recognise that you’re choosing a product produced ethically.
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