Fairtrade guarantees minimum prices for products and provides Fairtrade producers in developing countries with additional help for community projects such as schools and clinics. With purchases of Fairtrade products in Britain rising year-on-year, shoppers are helping more and more people in developing countries to benefit from Fairtrade.
Stratford-upon-Avon has been a Fairtrade Town since 2007, and Fairtrade Stratford has just secured the re-accreditation of Stratford as a Fairtrade Town which works to promote awareness of and access to Fairtrade products. For more information, contact Fairtrade Stratford on 01789 298503.
Where to buy Fairtrade in Stratford-upon-Avon
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About Fairtrade Stratford
It was in 2005 that people began to work towards making Stratford-upon-Avon a Fairtrade Town to encourage greater support of Fairtrade and raise awareness of the FAIRTRADE Mark. Fairtrade Stratford is the umbrella body that co-ordinates this work with support from a range of local organisations – from Stratford District Council, local churches, schools and businesses to active individuals in our local community.
Stratford was awarded Fairtrade Town Status on 22 September 2007, and the town has regularly secured re-accreditation as a Fairtrade Town – most recently in summer 2016. There’s still plenty to do to promote Fairtrade in and around the town. We would like to see more and more local businesses, retailers, caterers, organisations and schools providing Fairtrade products, increasing the range of Fairtrade products available to everyone in Stratford-upon-Avon. Can you help us do this?
Fairtrade is not about charity, but giving a fair deal to marginalised third world producers. The best way to support them is to buy Fairtrade products. However, the Fairtrade Foundation’s public education work in the UK and the development of new products depends on donations and grants.
The FAIRTRADE Mark
The FAIRTRADE Mark is an independent consumer label which appears on products as an independent guarantee that disadvantaged producers in the developing world are getting a better deal.