Just a reminder that FairTrade fortnight has already started. Of course, many of you buy Fair Trade products as much as possible and it is great to know that we are helping support farmer’s and other producers. Everyone should be entitled to fair pay and acceptable working conditions.
Although the symbol is widely recognised, our article Key Fair Trade Principles is worth reading again just to remind ourselves what the Fair Trade mark really stands for.
Southend-on-Sea and Leigh-on-Sea Fairtrade Network are also encouraging everyone to Go Bananas! For Fairtrade Fortnight
They are joining with other Fairtrade Networks across Britain to ask individuals, businesses, schools, churches, mosques, organisations in the borough to pledge to eat a Fairtrade banana between noon on Friday 6th March and noon on Saturday 7th March to set a world record.
Members of the Southend and Leigh steering groups will be taking part. To view the special animation as part of this World Record bid, to take part in Go Bananas for Fairtrade, and to pledge your support online, visit www.fairtrade.org.uk/gobananas