It’s time to bust some of those Fairtrade myths!
How many times have you been sagely told by someone that Fairtrade doesn’t really help farmers or that it’s a marketing scam?
Or heard that all the products are more expensive and anyone can just stick on the Fairtrade Mark?
We hear these things all the time so it’s time to counter the naysayers.
Head to the blog now to find out the 7 things people get wrong about Fairtrade.
Tea is traditionally one of us Brits’ favourite drinks. Its history goes back to imperial times when tea was a key commodity traded from overseas – at vast expense.
Now it has become part of our national identity we have an even greater responsibility to the people overseas who are growing all kinds of different varieties of tea. Whether it’s a delectably blended black tea, fresh young green tea plucked from the tips of the tea bush, or perhaps a modern day twist like iced tea or fruit tea (which actually comes under a whole different category – a fruit tea has ingredients from all sorts of fruits and spices!)
Whatever your brew, there’s a Fairtrade option for you. Why not try one of these fine choices and raise your cup for this year’s Tea Day.
Check out www.fairtrade.org.uk for more information.
In the UK, Fairtrade coffee accounts for nearly 25% of total coffee sales – and the appetite for fairly traded coffee is growing.
Visit the Fairtrade Foundation website for more facts.
How’s Guernsey doing? It’s up to you!
Now the weather is warmer it’s time to visit favourite tea rooms serving Fairtrade –
The Tea Room @ Sausmarez Manor, St Martin’s
Open daily. Explore the gardens, visit the new shop, plus see the Coppersmith in action……..and then treat yourself to a lovely tea, coffee or cake.
Moulin Huet Tea Rooms, Moulin Huet, St Martin’s
Open daily (except Mondays initially)
On your way to or from the beach, stop off for refreshments and enjoy the amazing view.
Cyclone Idai: catastrophic floods in Malawi
Cyclone Idai has affected many Fairtrade sugar cane farmers in Malawi causing damages in houses, crops and livestock.
It’s not just Fairtrade chocolate you can find on the high street.
The White Stuff have just launched a fantastic range of t-shirts, dresses, polo shirts and more as part of their Fairtrade Sourced Cotton commitment.
You can check out the full collection – which features clothes for men and women – on their website.
You are invited to a clothing swap/sale on 6th April at the Holy Trinity Church & Centre – 11 a.m. for the SWAP event and 2 p.m. for the Sale. The SWAP event will include sustainable style tips and a brief talk about the one island one village campaign and schools4freedom project.
All proceeds will be going to the oneislandonevilage campaign, a campaign to bring a community in rural uttar pradesh out of slavery and into freedom through the Schools4Freedom project.
For more details about how you can get involved email us at OneIslandOneVillage@gmail.com, check out our instagram page (abolitionist guernsey), and also the oneislandonevillage facebook page.
Thanks to so many people Fairtrade Fortnight 2019 has been a resounding success.
Now let’s carry on the good work and ensure that yet more farmers and producers in the developing world can enjoy the benefits that Fairtrade brings.
Think Fairtrade – Buy Fairtrade!!