Have you heard of Fairtrade fortnight? Running from 29th February to 13th March it’s a great way to raise awareness of farmers who are exploited across the world. Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers. Here are Mummies Club we wanted to show our support by listing 5 simple products you are likely to buy every week and how you can “swap” them for Fairtrade products your next shop.
Probably one of the most recognised of the Fairtrade products out there. Don’t think you need to spend a fortune making the swap, brands like Waitrose essentials use Fairtrade bananas.
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The staple of every British breakfast – Tea is a perfect product to make a Fairtrade swap and there are certainly a lot of suppliers here in the UK who sell Fairtrade versions, take a look at Clipper Tea, Sainsbury’s and M&S.
While on the topic of breakfast and tea, a really great swap is sugar. According to the Fairtrade website “British consumers and companies choosing Fairtrade sugar sent more than £5million in Fairtrade premium back to sugar cane smallholders last year”. That’s amazing. Fairtrade sugar is available in most supermarkets, so make a note on your shopping list now.
Ok so perhaps we don’t buy these every week (unless your lucky) but here are almost 50,000 flower workers working with Fairtrade to get a better deal. Well worth checking the label next time you pick up a bunch.
If you have children at school or nursery I’m sure mini juice cartons feature in their packed lunches from time to time. Next time you are in the supermarket ask your child to find a Fairtrade swap. It’s a great opportunity to tell them all about Fairtrade and the fantastic work they carry out.
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