Fair Trade is about ensuring a fit and fair return for their labours to the people who grow our food and drinks, mine our gold and grow the cotton in our clothes, people who are often exploited and underpaid.
For farmers and workers, Fairtrade means workers' rights, safer working conditions and fairer pay. For shoppers it means high quality, ethically produced products.
At the Fair Trade Shop, we have an extensive range of items - food, crafts, gifts, novelties - all Fairtrade products or ethically produced. Why not pop in and see the wide range of goods we have on offer, and in doing so, help our brothers and sisters in developing countries to help themselves.
We have had a busy 2022 so far and welcomed lots of faces, old and new into the shop - despite the cold weather!
Fairtrade fortnight during February and March and was very successful. We were lucky to be featured in the local press as well as chatting to BBC Radio Suffolk about what we do. We hosted various stalls, events and talks and were very pleased that so many people attended and showed their support.
Our lovely neighbours at Geek Retreat Ipswich also choose us as their “shop of the month” for February, showcasing some of our products in their shop window and sharing information about us on their social media pages. It is lovely to be part of the Ipswich independent shop community.
If you haven't popped in yet now is a great time to come by, we have new stock almost weekly and with spring on the way there is plenty to choose from to give your home a refresh or treat yourself. We also have a great selection of Easter treats, including vegan and dairy free.
The Fairtrade shop recently featured in an interesting article in the East Anglia Daily Times - to read it click here.
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