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THE FAIR TRADE SHOP
Trading for a fairer world
20A Upper Brook Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP4 1EB
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Supermarkets Drop Fairtrade
Sainsburys and Tesco have both recently announced that they are dropping the internationally recognised, independent certification scheme Fairtrade in favour of their own internal “fairly traded” scheme. There has been wide criticism in the press for this move which is seen as a self serving measure in pursuit of cost saving and nothing to do with helping third world producers. Major charities -
Responding to a growing consumer awareness and demand, the Ipswich Fair Trade Shop is increasing its range of environmentally friendly products in addition to its traditional Fair Trade products. Its not too long ago that “refill” was standard practice -
We have also extended our range of Eco products to include beeswax food wrap as a re-
These wraps are hand made in Suffolk and are available in a variety of pretty colours, designs and sizes. Why not pop in and have a look?
The FAIRTRADE Mark on products means that international Fairtrade Standards have been met. Choosing products with this Mark supports marginalised farmers and workers to build a better future for themselves through trade.
For further information visit fairtrade.org.uk or click on the adjacent Mark.
For all those interested in genuine, internationally certified and recognised Fairtrade products, please be assured that the Ipswich Fair Trade Shop will continue to support the third world developers by stocking and selling certified products. Our wide range of certified foodstuffs can be inspected at our shop in Upper Brook Street -
Nestle and Fair Trade Cocoa
KitKat has severed its ties with Fairtrade, despite the organisation behind the scheme warning that thousands of farmers would be hit by the move. The boss of Fairtrade said Nestle’s decision to cut its 10-
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Fairtrade Foundation Annual Report
On September 22nd, the Fair Trade Foundation published its annual report and financial statements for the year to 31st December 2021.
In closing his foreword to the annual report, the Fair Trade Foundation CEO, Michael Gidney, wrote:
“The FAIRTRADE Mark gives consumers the reassurance that farmers and workers in low-
This comment succinctly sums up the ethos of the Ipswich Fair Trade Shop and we are proud to contribute to the overall success of the fair trade movement.
If you haven't popped in recently, now is a great time to come by. We have new stock almost weekly and with Christmas fast approaching, there is plenty to choose from to treat your friends and family whilst at the same time helping those in this world who are less fortunate than ourselves.
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