Will you be buying Fair Trade products?

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Will you be buying Fair Trade products?
« on: 23/02/2009 16:30:13 »
It is fair trade fortnight, so will you be making an effort to buy more fair trade products? I just wrote to Waitrose as they seemed to have removed all the fairtrade biscuits from the shelves just in time for fair trade fortnight. How thoughtful of them.
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« Reply #1 on: 23/02/2009 16:32:51 »
In Australia, are they Fair Dinkum products, cobba?

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« Reply #2 on: 24/02/2009 18:19:34 »
Yes Sharon I always try to buy Fairtrade products whether it is the Fairtrade fortnight or not but then the Budgens supermarket that I use has them on sale all year round.

So does the organic grocers too.
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« Reply #3 on: 24/02/2009 20:03:52 »
I buy quite a few Fair Trade products as it is so I shan't be making any special efforts
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« Reply #4 on: 24/02/2009 23:33:29 »
I hate fare trade produce and the fact that some shops force you to buy it by only stocking fare trade fruit, tea's and coffee. If I want to pay over the odds for 4 bananas, when i can get 12 for the same price I would, but I don't want to.

Choice yes, but fare choice not fare trade.

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« Reply #5 on: 25/02/2009 08:07:48 »
The problem is that many of these 'fair trade' products aren't quite as fair as they could be. While there may be some benefit to the producers, I think there is a tendency for everyone else down the supply chain to cash in on this marketing ploy.
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« Reply #6 on: 25/02/2009 08:53:56 »
Can someone explain these Fair trade Products.. why are they called that and to what benefit are they and How did this come about etc?

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« Reply #7 on: 25/02/2009 14:43:53 »
Can someone explain these Fair trade Products.. why are they called that and to what benefit are they and How did this come about etc?

Karen I'll try to explain about Fair Trade products.

Fair Trade's money goes straight to the farmers instead of the middle man and that way
the goods/produce is grown with more care.

Like coffee, tea, chocolate, veg and fruit also in some cases even organic cotton, candles, soap I think

I own a Fair Trade T-shirt that I bought from Marks & Spencer last month.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fair_trade
http://www.fairtrade.org.uk/what_is_fairtrade/default.aspx
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