Town support for Fairtrade‏

09/03/2015

Nick Hodges

Barry town councillors Nic and Shirley Hodges, spent time on Tuesday promoting Fair Trade fortnight at Barry's weekly market.  Cllr Nic Hodges said,
"It was great to see just how many people are already aware of fair trade products and make the effort to purchase them when out shopping.

Fair trade is all about farmers around the world getting a fair price for their produce, being allowed to invest in their future, and respecting workers rights to safe and democratic employment. Values that apply nationally and locally."

Barry continues to work towards becoming a Fair trade town.

When you buy products with the FAIRTRADE Mark, you support farmers and workers as they work to improve their lives and their communities. The Mark means that the Fairtrade ingredients in the product have been produced by small-scale farmer organisations or plantations that meet Fairtrade social, economic and environmental standards. The standards include protection of workers’ rights and the environment, payment of the Fairtrade Minimum Price and an additional Fairtrade Premium to invest in business or community projects.