10 good reasons to support Fairtrade
Want to know why you should support Fairtrade? Here is our list of 10 good reasons why:
Fairtrade pays small-scale farmers in developing countries fair and stable prices for their products, so that their businesses are sustainable.
Fairtrade benefits whole communities by paying a 'social premium' on top of the fair price, to invest in schools, clinics and water supplies.
Fairtrade encourages long-term trading relationships, so producers can plan their future.
Fairtrade producer groups have access to pre-finance so they don't have to take out expensive loans.
Fairtrade reduces the number of middlemen, and puts more money into farmers' pockets.
Fairtrade farmers practise sustainable farming which helps protect the environment.
Fairtrade products are of high quality, and often organic too.
Fairtrade strengthens growers' communities by promoting democratic processes in deciding how to spend the Fairtrade premium.
Fairtrade connects producers with consumers in a system which is transparent and ethical.
Fairtrade transforms lives.