We are currently in Fairtrade Fortnight!
Fairtrade is 'a simple way to make a difference to the lives of the people who grow the things we love'.
There are currently over 1400 Fairtrade certified producer organisations, working towards ethical treatment of the people who grow the food we eat and the materials we use. In 2016, small producer organisations spent 48% of their Fairtrade premium by investing in their farmers through schemes such as training and purchase of better tools. The workers themselves invested 33% of their premium into improving the infrastructure of their homes, so it is easy to see how buying Fairtrade products can really make a difference in the lives of agricultural workers.