Fairtrade gives people the power to change the world, for the better, every time they shop. The Fairtrade logo, seen on many products, is a sign that the product has been ethically traded under the Fairtrade scheme ensuring that the people who grow our food or produce the material for clothing receive a fair price for their work. In addition, the growers earn a Fairtrade Premium – a sum to invest in vital business, social and environmental projects.

The aim of the group is to continue the work which enabled Ipswich to gain Fairtrade Town status in 2008 and to raise awareness of Fairtrade in local businesses and the wider community.

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Fairtrade Fortnight is Here!

Calling all chocolate fans and fighters for fairness! In 2020 we continue our mission with a variety of events across the region to ensure that all farmers are paid fairly for their work and are able to earn a living income.

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  • We all love a hot cup of tea but do you ever stop to think about where the tea in your favourite brew comes from and the livelihoods of those who grow it?

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  • Around 80 per cent of the worlds sugar is derived from sugar cane, grown by millions of small-scale farmers and plantation workers in developing countries.

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  • Around 80 per cent of the worlds sugar is derived from sugar cane, grown by millions of small-scale farmers and plantation workers in developing countries.

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  • Around 80 per cent of the world’s coffee is produced by smallholders, many however are unable to earn a reliable living from the coffee they produce.

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  • Chocolate is one of the world’s favourite foods but growing cocoa is a hard task. Ninety per cent of the world’s cocoa is grown on small family farms.

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