Aug 6, 2014 · 7:30 PM
Fairtrade sales in the United Kingdom have now topped £1.5 billion per annum and that is a remarkable growth.
But is all Fairtrade equal? Many organisations are offering Fairtrade even many of the giant supermarkets, but do they all have the same motivation for entering the fairtrade market? What is genuine Fairtrade and how can we be sure that what we buy is the real thing?
In this Webinar Poppy Pickard will look at the history of Fairtrade in the UK over the last 35 years. She will also cover the work of the Fair Trade Foundation and the companies that do nothing but Fairtrade such as Traidcraft, Divine, Cafe Direct etc.
Poppy has been involved in Fairtrade for many years and volunteers with Traidcraft that has been the UK's leading fair trade organisation for 35 years. Their mission is to fight poverty through trade, practising and promoting approaches to trade that help poor people in developing countries transform their lives. They build lasting relationships with producers, support people to trade out of poverty and work to bring about trade justice.
You can find out more about Traidcraft on their website at http://www.traidcraft.co.uk/
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