Stockport became a Fairtrade borough in 2003 and since then the Fairtrade Group has been working to raise awareness of Fairtrade in the local area. We have produced a directory of local venues where you can buy Fairtrade products.
Our website has been welcomed by Ann Coffey, MP for Stockport, who says “Buying Fairtrade produce is an excellent way that we can support developing countries and local communities in our everyday lives. It means that farmers and the people who produce our goods get a fair deal and that enables them to build primary schools, crèches, social and health care facilities.
I am, therefore, delighted that the Stockport Fairtrade Group are being pro-active and launching this website, dedicated to fairtrade and development issues. I know there are many people in Stockport that feel passionately about this and will welcome such a resource. I hope that it is also successful in educating those who know less about the issues and encouraging them to become ‘fairtrade minded.’
We are very fortunate that for just a few pence extra at the supermarket we can buy goods that are high quality and make a real difference to those who really need it."
Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world. More Info.