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Fairtrade means better prices and working conditions for farmers and workers in the developing world. It also means they can invest in their business to keep it running, and improve their local community. Warrington has been a Fairtrade Borough since 2006.
There are now more than 4,500 different products available in the UK which carry the Fairtrade Mark including wine, flowers, fruit, sugar, honey, juices, nuts, teas, coffees and of course chocolate! There’s even Fairtrade gold.
If you buy a Fairtrade product, you’re doing something useful, simple and positive to help farmers and workers as they try to improve their lives and communities.
Fair 4 All in Warrington Market is our town’s only dedicated Fairtrade shop. It’s run by volunteers and has a wide selection of Fairtrade foods and some great gift ideas.
Fair 4 All also provides stalls to some local churches, they campaign on trade justice issues, and they offer:
- talks to community groups, school assemblies and lessons
- sale or return stalls - food, craft, cards etc
- leaflets and posters
- Buy products which carry the Fairtrade Mark as part of your regular shopping. If you don’t find a fairly-traded product that you want, ask! The shop might not know there’s a demand for it.
- Choose a fairly-traded craft item for the next gift you buy
- Find out about becoming a Fairtrade workplace, school or place of worship
- Join the Warrington Fairtrade Steering Group!
You can be in the directory if you:
- are a retailer and you sell at least four Fairtrade products
- are a cafe/restaurant/pub and you sell at least two Fairtrade products
- use Fairtrade products in your workplace, school or place of worship
We support Warrington’s Fairtrade Steering Group, a group of volunteers from many walks of life who work hard to make sure we stay a Fairtrade Borough.
The group meets regularly to continue raising awareness, to run promotional campaigns, and to encourage even more businesses, schools, churches and organisations to sell or use products with the Fairtrade Mark. They always welcome new members!
If you want to get involved or be added to the Fairtrade Directory please contact Trish Powell on 01925 601554.