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Fairtrade Fortnight: What is Fairtrade?

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Fair trade is a well known movement that promotes sustainability and equality for farmers and workers in developing countries.

Teresa Kurgat - Fairtrade Tea Picker

What is Fairtrade?

Fair trade is a well known movement that promotes sustainability and equality for farmers and workers in developing countries. This means better working conditions, better pay and improved farming processes to help protect the environment.

The Fairtrade Foundation is an organisation that seeks to tackle the exploitation of workers and give us, the consumer, the option to buy products that meet these development standards.

What are Fairtrade products?

Fair trade products include tea, coffee, fruit, chocolate, sugar, flowers, and cotton to name a few. The Fairtrade certification is given to produce and products that meet the Fairtrade environmental, labour and development standards.

Buying Fairtrade products couldn’t be simpler, most stores and supermarkets stock Fairtrade options and many big brands are now dedicated to producing Fairtrade products.

The Fairtrade mark is displayed on packaging to help you identify a Fair trade products and produce.

Fairtrade Logo or Mark
Rahel Mhabuka - Fairtrade Tea Picker

Who does Fairtrade help?

The Fairtrade Foundation supports farmers and workers across more than 74 countries.

The Fairtrade minimum price is helping workers become more income-secure. Fairtrade empower communities to negotiate with traders, they help improve access to agricultural services and enable famers to invest in futher development.

Fairtrade Fortnight

Fairtrade fortnight is a two week campaign to promote Fair trade produce. From 29th February to 13th March we are encouraged to buy Fairtrade breakfast products and do our bit to help improve the lives of these farmers and workers ad promote suitability.

If your hosting a Fairtrade Breakfast then why not try Cosy Tea Fairtrade Breakfast Tea Bags, the perfect blend of Assam & Nilgiri teas leaves from India.

Shop with Garraways, the UK’s trusted supplier of Fairtrade products.

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