Fareham - a Fairtrade Borough!
Fairtrade Fortnight 2021 runs from 22nd February to 7th March.
Due to the restrictions caused by the pandemic, we will not be running a stall in town this year. However, we have created a Fairtrade quiz which you are welcome to use and distribute.
Please look at this document for more information about the theme.
The Fairtrade Foundation is holding an online festival of Fairtrade during the Fortnight: click here to sign up for details.
The South East Hampshire Fairtrade group (of which Fareham is a part) is hosting a Zoom event on Monday 1st March at 6.30pm. Adam Gardner from the Fairtrade Foundation will be speaking and answering questions. To join, book your place here.
And of course, please celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight by choosing to buy Fairtrade products!
We are the local steering group for Fairtrade in the Borough of Fareham, Hampshire - one of over 400 groups registered with the Fairtrade Foundation under the Fairtrade Towns initiative. Our objective is to promote Fairtrade in Fareham, to encourage more people to buy Fairtrade goods, and more retailers and catering establishments to sell them. Fareham has been a Fairtrade Borough, fulfilling the five criteria to be recognised as a Fairtrade Town, since 2007.
Please use the links on the left to explore our website. If you were hoping to find something here that isn't present, please .
Fairtrade goods are those which carry the Fairtrade Mark (left), which is an independent and internationally-recognised guarantee that:
- the producer of the goods receives a fair price that covers the costs of sustainable production;
- a premium is paid that can be invested in development;
- the goods are supplied under contracts that allow for long-term planning and sustainable production practices;
- workers are treated decently and paid a living wage;
- basic health and safety and environmental standards are met;
- no forced or child labour is used.
Buying Fairtrade goods is an easy and effective way for UK consumers to make a real, positive difference in the lives of people in the developing world. A wide and increasing range of Fairtrade goods is available in a growing number of retail outlets, and their quality and price compares very favourably with non-Fairtrade equivalents. Fairtrade is an essential tool for enabling poor communities to trade their way out of poverty.