During Business & Communication Systems on Wednesday 20th October, we had a Fairtrade afternoon. We sampled Fairtrade products such as chocolate chip cookies, milk chocolate, sweets and some of their coffee. Although the produce was tasty we were really there to talk about Fairtrade as an organisation.
Their website says:
“Our vision is of a world in which justice and sustainable development are at the heart of trade structures and practices so that everyone, through their work, can maintain a decent and dignified livelihood and develop their full potential.”
Although some products may be more expensive, we found that that money was used to benefit growers in LEDCS (Less Economically Developed Countries).
This means that communities that the growers live in would also prosper. The company also raises awareness of these growers and their plights in the countries they never think or hear about.
Sarah Imrie – Yr 11