Fair Trade Fortnight, 8-22 May
Buying Fairtrade products means supporting better working conditions and a fairer deal for farmers in developing countries. Farmers then have more control over their lives and can decide how to invest in their future. When you buy Fairtrade products you can be confident that the product has been produced according to internationally agreed standards which have been independently certified. These standards include fairer terms of trade, minimum price for sellers of the produce and the protection of workers rights.
The protection of workers rights means that human trafficking and child labour have not been part of the production process. Look for the Fairtrade logo nest time you are shopping for goods such as chocolate, tea, coffee, sugar.