Fairtrade is ...
... a simple way each of us can make a difference through our everyday choices.
It’s about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world.
Fairtrade aims to enable the poorest farmers and workers to improve their position and have more control over their lives.
Fairtrade Fortnight 2017: Monday 27 February - Sunday 12 March
Take part in Leeds Diocese local competition to design an A4 poster promoting taking a Fairtrade Break. Open to inidividuals, schools, colleges and groups in Leeds Diocese.
Yummy Fairtrade Easter Eggs and Certificates to be won across three different age groups:
Preschool & Primary; Secondary; and Adults (18+).
Entries must include the Fairtrade Mark.
Closing date for entries: 20 March 2017
Entries to be posted to Mrs Barbara Judd, 57 Grosvenor Road, Shipley BD18 4RB.
Name of artist, age group and organisation should be written on each piece of artwork with contact details to get in touch with winners.
Dowload the poster below.
The Fairtrade Mark means...
- A minimum price is paid to Fairtrade producers covering their costs of production.
- Producers receive an additional Fairtrade premium - extra money to invest in their communities on economic, social or environmental projects. How it is spent is voted on democratically by farmers or workers. This is development decided by the people who will benefit from it. They are best placed to make it work well. Roads have been laid, nurseries equipped and new tools bought, thanks to the Fairtrade premium.
- Workers on farms also receive rights under Fairtrade such as decent wages and being allowed to join unions.
- Producers in Fairtrade co-operatives always get a democratic say in decisions, women included.
Further information about what Fairtrade is can be found here.
Contact Barbara if you are interested in joining a group encouraging Fairtrade issues in the Diocese.