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Buying Fairtrade products you have the power to change the world every day. With simple choices you can get farmers a better deal and that means they can make their own decisions, control their futures and lead the dignified life everyone deserves.
Fairtrade means a fair price and decent working conditions for growers in the developing world, no child labour and no exploitation. It means that the people who grow the coffee and tea and other products we enjoy can eat every day, their children can attend school, they can afford medical care when needed.
The Fairtrade Foundation is an independent body in the UK that awards the Fairtrade mark to products which meet Fairtrade standards.
The Fairtrade mark is an independent consumer label which appears on products and guarantees that disadvantaged farmers and workers in the developing world are getting a better deal .
There are over 1,000 products carrying the Fairtrade mark - coffee, tea, chocolate, sugar bananas, other fresh and dried fruit, juices, honey, cakes and snacks, preserves, nuts, oils herbs, spices, rice, beer, rum, wine, roses, cotton products and sports balls.
You can find products carrying the Fairtrade mark in supermarkets, local stores, in cafes, bars and many other outlets across the UK.
Preston was proud to become a Fairtrade city on 24 June 2004. Fairtrade City status has to be renewed on a regular basis and was last renewed in August 2015. Preston and South Ribble Fairtrade Group is the body which supported by the council oversees this and actively promotes Fairtrade throughout the area in a variety of ways.
Being a Fairtrade city means that residents, businesses, schools and colleges in Preston are doing their bit to end global poverty by buying, selling and promoting Fairtrade goods.
A town or city must achieve five goals to be awarded Fairtrade status:
If you want to become a Fairtrade group, business, school or church contact Fair Preston on:
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