Monday, February 25, 2008

Fairtrade Fortnight 2008

Buy fairtrade and help producers in developing countries to earn a fair income!

"What is Fairtrade?

Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world. By requiring companies to pay sustainable prices (which must never fall lower than the market price), 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. against the poorest, weakest producers. It enables them to improve their position and have more control over their lives. "

http://www.fairtrade.org.uk/

The fairtrade fortnight takes place from 25 February - 9 March 2008.
Look out for stalls on markets, in churches and in your local shops and supermarkets.

The Co-op is particularly good for selling fairtrade goods. Look out for those chocolates!!! Yum!

1 comment:

Hedgewitch said...

Thanks for the link, nutty.. and for reminding me about fairtrade fortnight.

I always get fairtrade bananas, tea and coffee .. and I think I'll join you by indulging in some Fairtrade chocolate this week!

BTW there are some great chocolate recipes on the Fairtrade website :-)