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!
On Friday 24th June 2022 members of the Warrington Fairtrade Steering Group held a very successful Fairtrade Wine Tasting evening at St Wilfrid's Parish Centre in Grappenhall village. Around 60 people attended and they were treated to samples of six different Fairtrade wines, sourced from a variety of supermarkets. There was a Shiraz Rose from the Co-op, a Chenin Blanc from Waitrose, a Sauvignon Blanc from Sainsburys, a Pinotage from M&S, a Shiraz Malbec from Tesco and finally a Malbec from the Co-op. The wines varied in price to suit all budgets and were appreciated by all attendees! Each wine was introduced by a member of the Steering Group who explained that buying Fairtrade wine helps ensure that farmers and workers are receiving a fair price - as well as an additional premium to help their community invest in essential services such as education, sanitation and health care.
Wine producers across South Africa and South America face unique economic, social and political challenges and more than 50 manufacturers and plantations work with Fairtrade to produce quality wine that makes a difference to people's lives.
More than 20.5 million litres of Fairtrade wine was drunk in the UK in 2019. So, raise your glass to Fairtrade wine - every bottle that you buy can have an impact on the lives of the farmers and workers who grow the grapes!
The evening also included a very informative and thought-provoking Fairtrade quiz and a wonderful variety of cheese, sourced from Singletons on Warrington Market .
If you want to get involved or be added to the Fairtrade Directory please contact Trish Powell on 01925 601554.