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Fairtrade Jersey
Encouraging the growth of Fairtrade by increasing the knowledge and use of Fairtrade products in Jersey
Fairtrade Jersey
Encouraging the growth of Fairtrade by increasing the knowledge and use of Fairtrade products in Jersey
  1. Fairtrade helps to tackle poverty by opening up markets to marginalised producers.
  2. Workers and producers are empowered because they learn how international trade works.
  3. Fairtrade growers are encouraged to protect their environment or go organic.
  4. Fairtrade farmers receive advice and exchange information about growing in the uncertain seasons and conditions such as droughts increasingly being experienced as a result of Climate Change.
  5. The Fairtrade price includes a premium which is invested in producers businesses or the community. How this sum is spent is decided democratically.
  6. By buying Fairtrade you show that you care about those who produce these goods not just prices!
  7. Buying Fairtrade sends a message to governments that people want Trade Justice.
  8. There is now a huge variety of Fairtrade products of a high standard.
  9. Buying Fairtrade challenges all companies to move away from unsustainably low commodity prices and unethical sourcing. It may also encourage companies to strive towards becoming Fairtrade themselves.
  10. It is reliable - you know that products that bear the Fairtrade mark will be of good quality and will have been produced in an environmentally friendly way by growers and producers who will have received a fair price thus helping to lift people out of poverty.