February 26th – March 11th
Along with many other Churches we
Two weeks every year are set aside to
• raise awareness of the needs of producers in developing countries,
• to convince people of the good reasons to buy Fairtrade products,
• to persuade policymakers to change the fundamentally unfair
When a product carries the FAIRTRADE Mark it means the producers and traders have met Fairtrade Standards.
Fairtrade can make a huge difference to farmers and workers’ lives.
Buying Fairtrade products means:
- Farmers receive a fairer price for their work and a little extra to invest in their community or business.
- When people get a fairer price, they can take more control over their lives when times are hard, and worry less about how they will feed their families.
- Many farmers and workers are able to do what we take for granted – put enough food on the table for the people they care about, all year round.
- The FAIRTRADE Mark can be found on a wide range of products.
Check out this link to see stories about Fairtrade.
Fair Trade at Christ Church
Last year members of Christ Church bought over £500 worth of goods from the Traidcraft stall that we hold after some Sunday services. We stock a fairly limited supply of groceries and chocolates but can always order additional items at your request.
Supermarkets sell Fairtrade goods but they can only work with food producers who have already been awarded the Fairtrade mark and who can supply them with the large quantities needed.
Organisations like Traidcraft help some of the smaller and poorer producers gain their share of the global fairtrade market. So buying Fairtrade goods through Traidcraft plays a vital role in making that work possible.