We are a Fairtrade church. This means that we use Fairtrade products whenever possible and support the work of the Fairtrade foundation.
What does Fairtrade mean?
Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world. By requiring companies to pay sustainable prices (which must never fall lower than the market price), Fairtrade addresses the injustices of conventional trade, which traditionally discriminates against the poorest, weakest producers. It enables them to improve their position and have more control over their lives.
For more information on the work of the Fairtrade foundation or to read stories about people it had helped please go to www.fairtrade.org.uk