Fair Trade Stockists
The attitude of exploiting developing nations is so entrenched, it seems almost a tradition. However, in '88, when the Netherlands saw small farmers being crippled by the fall in coffee prices they decided enough was enough. And the entirely voluntary Fair Trade movement began.
It's all about giving the farmers and workers who actually create the products we consume a fair go. Paying them fairly. Making sure there's no child or slave labour. Creating job advancement opportunities. Creating sustainable international trade ties.
Healthy living and working conditions. Promoting education. Respecting their cultural heritage. In fact, often actively promoting cultural exchange.
More often than not, it also means the Fair Trade compatible company or brand looks after the Earth as well – and that includes growth, harvest and production. So, no surprise, environmentally sustainable often means organic certification.
Take a look at your own pantry shelves. How many Fair Trade logos do you see? If you already shop at Flannerys, there'll be a fair few. If not, we look forward to seeing you soon...because you'll certainly find them on our shelves.