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THE FAIR TRADE SHOP
Trading for a fairer world
20A Upper Brook Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP4 1EB
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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 -
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 -
We have also extended our range of Eco products to include beeswax 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?
The Fair Trade Foundation has been running a petition, which is well on its way to 20,000 people getting behind Fairtrade farmers and workers' demands for a Fair Climate Promise at the COP26 UN climate summit. And very soon, a delegation of Fairtrade farmers will be on their way to Glasgow, to make their voices heard at the conference and hand over their challenge to politicians in person. You can Sign-
Malawian Fairtrade farmer Rachael Banda, holding the letter she and other Fairtrade farmers travelling to Glasgow plan to present to political leaders. Click here to hear from the Fair Trade farmers at COP26.
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But you don’t need to wait until then to hear more. Check out these two events from the past week that brought together all parts of our Fairtrade movement to talk climate justice. Event #1: Fairtrade Youth in Solidarity saw young Fairtrade supporters from Ghana, India and the UK share their perspectives on the climate crisis, and the challenges it poses for our shared future.
Event #2: In our Meet the Experts: Be Fair With Your Climate Promise online discussion, Fairtrade farmers joined us to explain why they are backing the Be Fair With Your Climate Promise campaign and what the climate crisis means for them.
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 -
Nestle and Fair Trade Cocoa
KitKat has severed its ties with Fairtrade, despite the organisation behind the scheme warning that thousands of farmers would be hit by the move. The boss of Fairtrade said Nestle’s decision to cut its 10-
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