Being a Fairtrade Borough

What is FAIRTRADE?

It is  a shocking fact that millions of farmers and workers who produce the food we love still don’t earn enough to feed their own families. It’s time for this injustice to end. Fairtrade Fortnight puts a spotlight on trade. When trade is fair it has the potential to improve the lives of the people who grow our food

Sutton is a Fairtrade borough and every year commemorates Fairtrade Fortnight which in 2018 is 26.2.2018 – 11.3 2018

  • Come and meet us at Wallington Library Saturday 10 March
  • Event at Carshalton Beeches Church Saturday 10 March
  • To find out more about how FAIRTRADE  nationally and internationally go to  www.fairtrade.org.uk or  www.fairtradelondon.org.uk

Next meeting Sutton Fairtrade community Group – Wednesday 18 April 5.30 – Salvation Army

 

Did you know that ?

  • There are now over 6,000 Fairtrade products which include gold, cotton wool, ice cream, olive oil as well as tea coffee and chocolate . FAIRTRADE products can be bought in your local stores please see page 4 for a list of what you can buy where in shops in Sutton .

How did Sutton become a FAIRTRADE town ?

Sutton Council passed a resolution to support FAIRTRADE  on 24 January 2005 and Sutton  was  first awarded Fairtrade status on 1.3.2007 . This  was renewed on 1 June 2012 and 5.10.2015 making Sutton one of 617 FAIRTRADE towns .  Sutton  Fairtrade community group  includes representatives from businesses, voluntary groups, churches, schools as well as the council . It undertakes activities during the year to promote and extend awareness of FAIRTRADE including stalls at local events and an annual audit of Fairtrade outlets.

 

 

 

 

Other news

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  • Waitrose have announced that they are strengthening their commitment to Fairtrade – all their own brand tea for example will carry the FAIRTRADE mark

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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