Fairtrade Fortnight 2018

Saturday 24 February – Saturday 10 March 2018

• Membly Hall Hotel’s Fairtrade Coffee Morning, Saturday 24th February 2018, 10am-12noon. Enjoy a Fairtrade cuppa in comfy surroundings. Donations only. Any profits to Fairtrade Projects. There will be a display of Fairtrade products provided for guests at the hotel and a chance to buy some Fairtrade goods.
• Coffee Morning, Falmouth Town Council Chambers, Saturday 24th February 2018, 11am – 2pm. Free Event. Fairtrade refreshments, homemade cakes and more. Fairtrade products for sale too.
• Look out for Fairtrade in local outlets, food stores, cafes.
• Visit Fairtrade Display in Falmouth Library
• Add a Fairtrade product to your shopping
• Follow ‘FalmouthFairtradeTown’ on Facebook and Instagram
• Join our group: Contact us: patfitz60@btinternet.com We would love more members.
• Visit Falmouth Town website for more information and up to date news.
And remember, every time you buy a Fairtrade product, you are contributing to making life better and fairer for a family somewhere. Thank you.

In 2005 Falmouth was awarded the status of the first Fairtrade Town in Cornwall.

“Falmouth Town Council has always promoted fair and ethical trading”. Mayor, Grenville Chappel.

Falmouth Fairtrade steering group, a dedicated team of volunteers, work closely with the Town Council to maintain this status, encouraging the promotion and sale of fairly traded products in local businesses, shops and catering establishments. Falmouth Fairtrade seeks partnership with local organisations, giving talks, presentations and participating in local community events.

Fairtrade Fortnight, Saturday 24th  – Saturday10th March 2018, is an ‘action packed highlight of the year’, when campaigners, businesses, schools, places of worship and catering outlets show support for the farmers and workers who grow our food in developing countries.

Why Fairtrade? Fairtrade is the number one ethical certification in the UK and a global people’s movement for change. It is unique in its approach to tackling poverty through trade that is fair.

The Fairtrade premium enables farmers and workers to invest in their community, raising basic living standards. They are consulted in identifying the most important needs e.g. community health projects, education, access to clean water.

Fairtrade means decent, safe working conditions. Workers have basic rights e.g. prohibiting forced or illegal child labour. Access to training means environmentally friendly practices can be put into place. Gender equality has brought about positive change, enhancing woman’s  participation in producer organisations and promoting women’s needs and interests via co-operatives.

Fairtrade market access means farmers and workers are empowered to take control of their lives, businesses and communities through trade that is fair.