The Fairtrade Foundation exists to ensure a better deal for marginalised and disadvantaged Third World producers. The Foundation awards a consumer label, the Fairtrade mark (see below), to products which meet internationally recognised standards of fair trade.
The best way to promote the Fairtrade initiative is through consumer pressure. The more people that buy Fairtrade products, the more retailers will want to stock them.
- Buy 'Fairtrade' brands of tea and coffee such as Traidcraft, Café Direct and Green & Blacks so that you know growers have been offered a fair price.
- Look for the Fairtrade mark on the following produce:
Snacks and Biscuits
The Woking Fairtrade Action Network have completed five goals that have enabled Woking to become a Fairtrade Town. To find out more, or to get involved, see their web site www.wokingfairtrade.org.uk.
- For more extensive information about Fairtrade and its origins, visit the European Fair Trade Association website. http://www.european-fair-trade-association.org
- The Fairtrade Foundation promotes Fairtrade and is responsible for certifying products with the Fairtrade mark.
Room 204, 16 Baldwin's Gardens, London EC1N 7RJ
Tel 020 7405 5942
- Traidcraft work with producer groups in 30 countrys around the world, helping to build sustaunable livelihoods. Also major stockist of Fairtrade produce. Tradecraft, Kingsway North, Gateshead, NE11 0NE
Tel 0191 491 0591