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by Sunny on 6th March, 2006 at 10:36 pm    

Today marks the beginning of Fairtrade Fortnight, an initiative to spread the word about the benefits it brings to farmers and workers in developing countries.

Spending on Fairtrade products has jumped massively in the past few years. I know some of us advocates get zealous occasionally but there’s no need for the BBC to list it under religion dammit. Anyway, forget Tony Blair’s empty promises to Make Poverty History, just buy Fairtrade - it’s much more effective.



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  1. Amit — on 6th March, 2006 at 11:50 pm  

    Something that never occured to me recently but is a big factor of fair trade is fair trade clothing. It had never occured to me that all those cheap clothes that I buy are made somewhere for incredibly cheap underage labour.

    The challenge now is to find fair trade clothing that is still at an affordable price

  2. Uncleji — on 14th March, 2006 at 1:18 pm  

    Just don’t buy it from the big supermarkets buy it from Oxfam or Co-op

  3. Uncleji — on 14th March, 2006 at 1:20 pm  

    Money Programme “What’s So Fair About Fairtrade”
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/4788662.stm

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