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Take a Break for Fairtrade

February 13th, 2017

Fairtrade Fortnight: Monday 27 February – Sunday 12 March

Our morning cup of coffee or tea, our afternoon snack: important parts of our daily routine. Yet millions of farmers who produce the treats we enjoy during our breaks are struggling to make a living.

Whether in the UK or elsewhere around the world, no one deserves to be short-changed for a hard day’s work. When we reach for the cheapest products, we may be unconsciously feeding exploitation.

Join thousands of others across the UK this Fairtrade Fortnight to take exploitation out of your shopping basket.

Find out more about Fairtrade Fortnight 2017

Fairtrade is an international movement to change the way trade is done. The Fairtrade standards ensure that farmers and workers are guaranteed a fair, stable price and decent working conditions. The Fairtrade Mark guarantees these standards.

Today, more than 1.65 million people – farmers and workers – across more than 76 developing countries benefit from the international Fairtrade system.

Over 5,000 products have been licensed to carry the Fairtrade Mark in the UK including coffee, tea, herbal teas, chocolate, cocoa, sugar, bananas, dried fruit, juices, smoothies, biscuits, cakes & snacks, honey, jams & preserves, chutney, rice, quinoa, herbs & spices, seeds, nuts, wines, ales, rum, confectionery, muesli, cereal bars, ice-cream, flowers, sports balls, sugar body scrub and cotton products including clothing, homeware, cotton wool, olive oil, gold, silver and platinum.

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