Uttoxeter is Proud to be a Fairtrade Town

 

The fantastic news was first announced at the Mayor’s Fairtrade Coffee morning at Uttoxeter Town Hall on 10 March 2017. This was the culmination of 16 months of hard work by the steering group, and is a tribute to the businesses and people of Uttoxeter who have supported the campaign in the past and continue to today.

What is Fairtrade?

Fairtrade involves people in Britain and other countries being able to buy goods which carry the Fairtrade mark (above). Producers always get at least an agreed minimum price for their goods, even if the market price is below that price. They also get an additional amount (the Fairtrade premium), which they can spend in partnership with other local producers, enabling them to invest in more efficient production and pay for better health care and education for their children. Fairtrade helps people out of poverty and aids global stability.

What is a Fairtrade Town?

Towns which make people aware of Fairtrade and ensure that Fairtrade goods are on sale can become accredited as a Fairtrade town. A Fairtrade Town makes sure that:

  • There is a campaign group (in Uttoxeter the Fairtrade Uttoxeter Steering Group) to drive the Fairtrade campaign
  • People know about Fairtrade
  • They can buy Fairtrade products in the town
  • Local organisations get behind Fairtrade
  • The local Council supports the campaign

Further Information about Fairtrade in Uttoxeter

For further information about the Uttoxeter Campaign

Email Dave Trenery davetrenery@gmail.com

Fairtrade Uttoxeter Facebook Page:

https://www.facebook.com/fairtradeuttoxeter/

Draft Uttoxeter Fairtrade Directory.

National Fairtrade Foundation https://www.fairtrade.org.uk/