The power is in your hands
Buying Fairtrade is easy. There are over 4,500 Fairtrade products from coffee and tea to flowers and gold, so when you shop, look for the FAIRTRADE Mark.
Most of us know you can buy Fairtrade Coffee, Tea and Sugar but did you know that you can support Fairtrade by:
Buying Fairtrade bananas
One in three bananas bought in the UK is Fairtrade and it makes a huge difference to thousands of farmers, workers and their families.
The price of a banana bought in a UK supermarket has dropped from around 18p a decade ago to just 11p now. The result is that for farmers and workers in countries like Colombia and the Dominican Republic, growing bananas for a living is becoming unsustainable.
But buying Fairtrade bananas in the UK means that producers are guaranteed a minimum price, get an extra premium to invest in their community and have improved workplace conditions and protection.
Buying Fairtrade chocolate
Find out where you can buy Fairtrade chocolate and make a difference to the lives of cocoa farmers and their families around the world.
Life is tough for cocoa farmers. The price of cocoa beans has slumped in recent years despite high demand, disease and age are damaging cocoa trees and few young people are becoming cocoa farmers because of the poor prospects.
Fairtrade helps to make cocoa farming in places like Ivory Coast and Ghana more sustainable by guaranteeing minimum prices and providing a premium to invest in local communities, so farmers can provide a better future for themselves and their families.
And you can give them this opportunity just by enjoying your favourite Fairtrade chocolate treat.
Buying Fairtrade beauty products
Make Fairtrade part of your beauty routine by choosing products with the FAIRTRADE Mark, there are nearly 150 products available from body butter to dental care.
Think it’s all about cocoa and shea butter? Small-scale farmers in over 50 countries, including Madagascar, Burkina Faso, Ghana and Dominican Republic produce ingredients such as coconut, argan, apricot and brazil nut oils for beauty products. And when you choose Fairtrade, they get a fair price and support to invest in community projects, from clean drinking water to improving their local healthcare.
You can find Fairtrade beauty products stocked on the high street and in supermarkets, as well as online.
Buying Fairtrade cotton
Lots of us care about how we look – and buying clothes made with Fairtrade cotton means we can be a follower of fashion and at the same time help low paid cotton farmers around the world.
The price of cotton has slumped in the last 30 years, even though the cost of producing it has risen and that means farmers in places like India, Kyrgyzstan and West Africa are struggling to survive.
Buying products made from Fairtrade Cotton ensures that the farmers receive a fair and stable price for their cotton.
If you’d like to get hold of Fairtrade cotton items for your workplace, event, school or promotion, you can find more information by visiting Fairtrade Foundation website
Buying Fairtrade Flowers
Whatever the occasion, you can say it with Fairtrade flowers.Many of the major supermarkets and stockists offer Fairtrade flowers. These include not just Roses and Spray Roses and Lilies but also, Eryngium, Calla Lilies, Sunflowers, and Alstroemerias so there’s a Fairtrade bouquet whether it’s your wedding day or a simple thank you.
Fairtrade certified products are available in many major supermarkets and independent shops. If you are unable to find a specific product, please speak to the manager and ask it to be stocked.
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