So today is World Fair-trade Day! In light of this, we thought we'd do our bit to help raise awareness.
As the Fairtrade Foundation says on their website, it's all about better prices, decent working conditions and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers. Buying products with the Fairtrade Mark means you are supporting farmers and workers as they work to improve their lives and their communities. The Co-op group are heavily involved in the promotion and sale of Fairtrade products to enable these people to be empowered to control their lives. They do ongoing work to continue to promote Fairtrade for better working conditions - for example, these photographs were taken at one of the Fairtrade evenings they have organised at the Quadrant department store.
Learn more about the Chelmsford Star Co-op's Fairtrade here.
Here is the Facebook page for Chelmsford City Fairtrade Campaign if you are local!