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‘’A world freed from the scandal of poverty, where trade is just and people and communities can flourish’’


These are the words of Traidcraft’s vision statement – and what we at our church are contributing towards by using and selling their products. For more information on Traidcraft go to http://www.traidcraft.co.uk/ 

TRAIDCRAFT NEWS

Most recently we held our Autumn Sale and sold and incredible £1,700 worth of food and craft.  This is a most heartening amount as it follows the news that Traidcraft itself has been going through a difficult patch and – like a lot of High Street retailers – is having to rethink the way it  trades.

 We had been told at the AGM in Gateshead in September that it might have to close its doors, with the huge implications it would have for the poorest people in the world who trade with them and rely on their business.  However, after this news the response was substantial and trading has returned to levels that enable them to carry on, to transform and restructure.

Just at the moment I don't know how this will affect our church stall, but until I hear differently I will continue as before.  

 All I will say now is to repeat what has been said so many times before 

''Please continue to support the stall as much as you are able, support the craft workers and the food growers. It will mean so much to me, to Traidcraft and to all of the producers".

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 Before joining Fairtrade we didn't see any benefits, development or profit. The price we used to receive per box wasn't enough to cover our costs – and for 17 years the price didn't change.  Since starting with Fairtrade it's made a mega-revolution in our lives.”            

Marcial Quintero, a member of a Fairtrade banana co-operative in Panama 

It's a scandalous reality that millions of farmers and workers are being ripped off despite working hard to provide the products we love.  Unfairness in global trade is rooted in centuries of exploitation. 

Yet across the globe millions of hard-working producers are unravelling this legacy.  They're fighting for a fair deal, supported by Fairtrade, earning their way out of poverty and transforming their communities. 

Together we're stronger, and more people choosing, sharing and shouting about Fairtrade in the UK means more power to producers to break the stranglehold of poverty prices. 

There's never been a more important time to stand with producers through Fairtrade – to protect the progress you've achieved and to welcome more producers in to Fairtrade. 

 Maureen Hartridge.


 Thank you for buying Traidcraft,  


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We are a fair trade church in a Fairtrade Town and committed to using fairly traded refreshments at all our meetings and events.

Alongside this we have a stall, stocking delicious food, cards, beautifully crafted jewellery and home accessories from Traidcraft.  

This provides farmers and suppliers with a decent price and working conditions for the goods that they produce.  

You will be able to buy from our stall after services on a Sunday or at the coffee fellowship on Wednesday mornings.  

Do come and see the lovely range we have on offer. 


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Droitwich Spa Fairtrade group first met in June 2005, to ensure continued commitment to its Fairtrade Town status, which was achieved in June 2007 . We are supported by the Town Council and Wychavon District Council . Our small, friendly group, hold  committee  meetings four times a year, engaging in the towns activities and lobbying shops, cafes, and restaurants to stock products with the Fairtrade mark . We work closely with Transitional towns at events and would welcome new members to join our group . http://www.droitwichspafairtrade.org.uk/ .

 

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MICHAEL WATTS,
16 Feb 2012, 14:11
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