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THE FAIR TRADE SHOP
Trading for a fairer world
20A Upper Brook Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP4 1EB
Fair Trade Schools
Is yours a Fair Trade school? Find out how your school can get involved in the fair trade movement. Traidcraft, one of our key suppliers, has produced a magazine promoting fair trade in schools. It is packed with ideas about what kind of activities you can engage in at school to help promote fair trade, and reports on events that other schools have already held. We have copies available in the shop if you or your teachers would like one, or alternatively visit traidcraftschools.co.uk.
Supermarkets Drop Fairtrade
Sainsburys and Tesco have both recently announced that they are dropping the internationally recognised, independent certification scheme Fairtrade in favour of their own internal “fairly traded” scheme. There has been wide criticism in the press for this move which is seen as a self serving measure in pursuit of cost saving and nothing to do with helping third world producers. Major charities -
Disposable Coffee Cups
Recently, there have been several items in the media about the disposable coffee cups commonly used by the high street coffee companies. Did you know, whilst these are technically able to be recycled, and are claimed by the suppliers as being recyclable, the fact is that because they are lined with polyethylene, the card and the plastic cannot be separated other than in two recycling plants in the UK and neither of these actually processes any such cups. In the UK alone, we use nearly 2.5 billion of these cups every year, and as they cannot practically be recycled, they are produced as a single use item, before being thrown away in landfill or incinerated.
Responding to a growing consumer awareness and demand, the Ipswich Fair Trade Shop is increasing its range of environmentally friendly products in addition to its traditional Fair Trade products. Its not too long ago that “refill” was standard practice -
New in stock, we now have a range of Dr Bonner Fair Trade toiletries. These are being offered at a 10% discount against the recommended retail price. For details of the range and the prices, click here.
One way to help in this matter, and to avoid the proposed “latte levy” that the government plans to introduce, is to purchase a refillable cup. These cups have proved to be very popular and we have a big range in stock, made from sustainable and recyclable bamboo and also others made from rice husks. These are compostable after use and form part of our increasing Eco range of products. Why not buy one and get your favourite coffee shop to refill it for you? You will get a discount on the price of the coffee and you can use it over and over. When it does eventually wear out, it will naturally bio-
We have also extended our range of Eco products to include beeswax paper food wrap as a re-
These wraps are hand made in Suffolk and are available in a variety of pretty colours, designs and sizes. Why not pop in and have a look?
Ipswich Evening Star Article
The Ipswich Fair Trade shop recently featured in an Ipswich Evening Star newspaper article. Margaret Fish, one of our co-
The FAIRTRADE Mark on products means that international Fairtrade Standards have been met. Choosing products with this Mark supports marginalised farmers and workers to build a better future for themselves through trade.
For further information visit fairtrade.org.uk or click on the adjacent Mark.
For all those interested in genuine, internationally certified and recognised Fairtrade products, please be assured that the Ipswich Fair Trade Shop will continue to support the third world developers by stocking and selling certified products. Our wide range of certified foodstuffs can be inspected at our shop in Upper Brook Street -
For two weeks each year, thousands of individuals, companies and groups across the UK come together to publicise and promote fair and ethical trade, sharing stories of the people who grow our food and drinks and who grow the cotton in our clothes, people who are often exploited and underpaid. This year Fairtrade Fortnight runs from Monday 24th February to Sunday 8th March. Note the dates and events below and join in to help support fairtrade in Ipswich to mark Fairtrade Fortnight this year.
How about a free bar of Divine Chocolate on us? On Tuesday, 18th February from 11.30 am, members of the Ipswich Fairtrade Committee will be on the Cornhill with 200 vouchers to give away -
In support of Fairtrade Fortnight, the Mayor of Ipswich is hosting a reception in the Town Hall on Thursday 27th February between 6 and 8 pm. There is no charge for this event but numbers are limited and admission is by ticket only -
On Saturday, 7th March Christ Church, Tacket Street, Ipswich are holding a Traidcraft Big Brew. Fairtrade tea, coffee and cookies will be served from 10 am-
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