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Tuesday, March 01, 2005

NEWS: Fairtrade fantastic

From March 1st to the 13th 2005 Fairtrade Fortnight highlights and celebrates a better way of doing business that benefits us all.

Support Fairtrade and its suppliers by visiting your local grocery shops, whether it is a local corner store or a super-sized Sainsburys, and asking them what Fairtrade produce they have on sale.

Then thank them profusely for selling Fairtrade produce if they do and encourage them to stock even more variety. If they don't sell any tell them to look into it as you the customer want to buy it and will go elsewhere if they do not stock it. Just get them to try one thing ie Fairtrade Bananas.

Then buy something Fairtrade from them if they stock it and if they do not have anything Fairtrade then buy something anyway to encourage them.

Fairtrade products currently include Coffee, Tea, Chocolate, Hot Chocolate, Sugar, Bananas, a plethora of other foods, wines, clothes, shoes (not strictly Fairtrade but follows the same principles - check out NO SWEAT) to name what we can think of off the top of our heads. We even think you can get Fairtrade furniture but more on that later.


For more information visit The Fairtrade Foundation online @


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