Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world. St John's became a Fairtrade Church in 2004 and joined almost 7,000 churches who support this campaign. Bradford Diocese has been awarded Fairtrade status as over 50% of its churches are actively committed to Fairtrade.
The Fair Trade movement has grown enormously since it was first established in the 1950s with many people now regularly purchasing Fairtrade products during their weekly shop. But there is still more to do, if the world is to truly be a fairer place to live.
25 February to 10 March 2013
Please take a moment to sign up to a new petition to Make Food Fair at fairtrade.org.uk/gofurther. By signing you will create a mini marcher to go to Parliament Square with thousands of others during Fairtrade Fortnight to kick start the Fairtrade campaign to fix our broken food system.
In 2011, we organised a workshop for the children who made a temporary altar frontal for St John's to use at the special Fairtrade service. Adults attending Cornerstone Cafe that morning, and church services the following day, were encouraged to sign 'Take a Step for Fairtrade' cards.
The FAIR TRADE Mark is an independent consumer label which appears on products as an independent guarantee that disadvantaged producers in the developing world are getting a better deal. There are now over 1,500 Fairtrade retail and catering products available in the UK .
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