What are we about?
We want to:
- To support the community groups around the world which are benefitting from the Fairtrade premium, as well as the individuals who are becoming more confident and independent because of their links with Fairtrade
- To continue to be aware that there are many people around the world who are living in difficult conditions due to war, occupation etc.
The World Fair Trade Organisation (WFTO) prescribes 10 Principles that Fair Trade Organisations must follow in their day-to-day work and carries out monitoring to ensure these principles are upheld. These are:
- Creating Opportunities for Economically Disadvantaged Producers
- Transparency and Accountability
- Fair Trading Practices
- Fair Payment
- Ensuring no Child Labour and Forced Labour
- Commitment to Non Discrimination, Gender Equity and Women’s Economic Empowerment, and Freedom of Association
- Ensuring Good Working Conditions
- Providing Capacity Building
- Promoting Fair Trade
- Respect for the Environment
For a more detailed explanation on how these principles are followed, please see 10 Principles of Fair Trade on the WFTO website.
- Fairtrade Fortnight 2020
Monday 24th Feb to 8th March
Join us in our annual campaign when we bring the fight for change to the masses. We’ll be continuing to focus on cocoa, the special role women farmers play in the journey to living incomes, and sharing new stories and tools to get more people choosing Fairtrade chocolate. Visit the Fairtrade Foundation website www.fairtrade.org.uk
Look out for Fair Trade displays in Market Harborough Library and in shop windows around town. More information about what schools are doing is our Facebook page.
- Fairtrade Drinks
Friday 28th February The Oxfam Bookshop, the Highstreet, Market Harborough from 10am – 3pm.
Come and join us for a free Fairtrade drink and find out more about Fairtrade. We will be sharing the stories of Edith, Therese and other women cocoa farmers and how Fairtrade has helped them.
- Fairtrade Brunch Saturday 29th February 2020
At the Methodist Church Hall (opposite the Market Hall) from 10 – 12 noon
Calling all breakfast lovers a date for the diary.
Come and join us for Breakfast and celebrate Fair Trade Fortnight.
The menu will include fairly traded foods, drinks and breakfast favourites. Expect chocolate spread and banana on crumpets, fresh coffee, bacon butties and more.
Delicious homemade cakes and fairtrade foods for sale.
Come and hear some of the producers stories.