It’s official – Carmarthenshire has been awarded Fairtrade status three years in a row.
The county has been recognised for its continued support in promoting the use and availability of Fairtrade products. A large number of local shops, cafes, and restaurants including Tesco, Morrisons, Asda, Marks and Spencer and Lidl now stock Fairtrade goods. For two weeks every year communities across Wales and the UK celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight in a bid to raise awareness and the sale of products.
Fair trade is about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world. By requiring companies to pay sustainable prices, Fairtrade addresses the injustices of conventional trade, which traditionally discriminates against the poorest, weakest producers. It enables them to improve their position and have more control over their lives.
Fairtrade is about creating opportunities for producers in the developing world to receive a fair price for their goods and to work their way out of poverty. Put simply, it is an opportunity for them to improve their lives and the lives of their families, and is as simple as the choices you make on your weekly shop.
For further information please visit the Fairtrade Wales website.
Page updated on: 03/05/2016