“Don’t feed exploitation!”

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Photo: Fairtrade

Cardiff is the first Fairtrade capital city in the world. With over 1500 Fairtrade towns and cities across the world, Cardiffians should be proud of this title. The Fairtrade fortnight is part of a 25 country initiative. With over 50 federate towns around Wales, it is one of the largest initiatives of its kind. There are 18,000 fair trade towns in the world. Despite government intervention, the statistics are extremely shocking and people still do not have enough money to put food on the table and pay for healthcare. 

Elen Jones, National  Coordinator of Fairtrade Wales Photo: Nekesa Kimuna.

Elen Jones, National Coordinator of Fairtrade Wales
Photo: Nekesa Kimuna.

“We need a fair price for farmers all over the world. We need to make sure that consumers are buying more and supermarkets are selling. We need to increase the demand, we need to increase the growth ad we need to make sure that farmers are in our hearts while we’re shopping. It’s crazy that NHS is selling coffee that could have been  a product of child labor.” Elen Jones, National Coordinator for Fairtrade Wales.

Fair trade is a practical example of how trading can be improved, putting the producer and the customer at the forefront. In Cardiff, Wales, and throughout the UK, there is a fair price for exports from all over the world. Small changes in our day-to-day living can have a huge positive impact for people who find themselves on the sharp end of an unjust trading system.

There is an upcoming Fair Trade break on March 8, 2017, 11:00am – March 8, 2017, 12:00pm.

As part of Fair Trade Cardiff’s 13 hours of fair trade breaks, Fair Do’s/Siopa Teg CIC will be hosting an hour of fair trade refreshments in the shop. As this coincides with International Women’s Day, they will be focusing mostly on products made by women.

For information on on what and where to buy fair trade products available in Cardiff, click here.

 

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