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Fairtrade: Empowering Communities and Ethical Consumerism

It's World Fairtrade Day on May the 11th... 5 reasons why buying Fairtrade products is beneficial

What is Fairtrade?

Fairtrade is a global movement that aims to promote better working conditions, fair prices, and sustainable practices for farmers and workers in developing countries. Fairtrade organisations work directly with farmers and workers to ensure they receive fair wages, safe working conditions, and access to resources and training that can help improve their livelihoods. 

Buying Fairtrade

When you buy Fairtrade products, you are supporting these efforts and helping to create a more equitable and sustainable global economy and a positive impact on people and the planet. Fairtrade products include coffee, tea, cocoa, sugar, bananas, and other products grown or produced in developing countries.

What is World Fairtrade Day?

World Fairtrade Day is an annual event celebrated globally to promote fair trade practices and raise awareness about the importance of supporting fair trade products. This day serves as an opportunity to recognise the efforts of fair trade organisations, producers, and consumers in promoting social, economic, and environmental justice in trade relationships. Events and activities held on World Fair Trade Day aim to educate the public about fair trade principles, highlight the impact of fair trade on communities worldwide, and encourage individuals to choose fair trade products to support ethical and sustainable practices. 

When is World Fairtrade Day 2024?

World Fairtrade Day typically falls on the second Saturday of May each year. This year (2024) it's on the 11th of May.

Why should I buy Fairtrade products?

5 reasons why buying Fairtrade products is beneficial:

  1. Fair wages and working conditions: Fairtrade ensures that farmers and workers receive fair wages and work in safe and healthy conditions. This helps to lift them out of poverty and create more stable and sustainable communities.

  2. Sustainability: Fairtrade encourages sustainable practices, such as organic farming and reducing the use of harmful chemicals. This helps to protect the environment and preserve natural resources for future generations.

  3. Empowering communities: By buying Fairtrade products, you are supporting local communities and helping to empower small-scale farmers and workers. This can help to create more equitable and democratic societies.

  4. Quality products: Fairtrade products are often of high quality, as farmers and workers are incentivised to produce the best possible products in order to earn better prices.

  5. Ethical consumption: Buying Fairtrade products is a way to use your purchasing power to make a positive difference in the world. It is a way to support a more equitable and sustainable global economy and to promote social and environmental justice.

Browse Fairtrade coffee, tea & sugar products

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It's World Fairtrade Day on May the 11th... 5 reasons why buying Fairtrade products is beneficial

What is Fairtrade?

Fairtrade is a global movement that aims to promote better working conditions, fair prices, and sustainable practices for farmers and workers in developing countries. Fairtrade organisations work directly with farmers and workers to ensure they receive fair wages, safe working conditions, and access to resources and training that can help improve their livelihoods. 

Buying Fairtrade

When you buy Fairtrade products, you are supporting these efforts and helping to create a more equitable and sustainable global economy and a positive impact on people and the planet. Fairtrade products include coffee, tea, cocoa, sugar, bananas, and other products grown or produced in developing countries.

What is World Fairtrade Day?

World Fairtrade Day is an annual event celebrated globally to promote fair trade practices and raise awareness about the importance of supporting fair trade products. This day serves as an opportunity to recognise the efforts of fair trade organisations, producers, and consumers in promoting social, economic, and environmental justice in trade relationships. Events and activities held on World Fair Trade Day aim to educate the public about fair trade principles, highlight the impact of fair trade on communities worldwide, and encourage individuals to choose fair trade products to support ethical and sustainable practices. 

When is World Fairtrade Day 2024?

World Fairtrade Day typically falls on the second Saturday of May each year. This year (2024) it's on the 11th of May.

Why should I buy Fairtrade products?

5 reasons why buying Fairtrade products is beneficial:

  1. Fair wages and working conditions: Fairtrade ensures that farmers and workers receive fair wages and work in safe and healthy conditions. This helps to lift them out of poverty and create more stable and sustainable communities.

  2. Sustainability: Fairtrade encourages sustainable practices, such as organic farming and reducing the use of harmful chemicals. This helps to protect the environment and preserve natural resources for future generations.

  3. Empowering communities: By buying Fairtrade products, you are supporting local communities and helping to empower small-scale farmers and workers. This can help to create more equitable and democratic societies.

  4. Quality products: Fairtrade products are often of high quality, as farmers and workers are incentivised to produce the best possible products in order to earn better prices.

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