Fair Trade Fortnight

Well yesterday saw the start of Fairtrade Fortnight. I have been a supporter of Fairtrade for years and still can't believe that it is not just a standard way of doing business. How great would it be if we all were paid fairly for the work, services and products that we make and deliver? Buying Fairtrade really has an impact on improving people's lives through their work and in turn giving them the opportunity to maintain a decent and dignified livelihood whilst developing their full potential.

Mia Bella Casa has just taken a delivery of some wonderful Fairtrade Bags today. All the materials used are eco-friendly and sustainable. The palm raffia is hand processed and dyed before being sun dried and hand woven into mats ready to produce the bags. The bags are made by craftsmen in Madagascar and are very stylish - great for the summer. Look out for them to appear on the website soon.

For more information on Fairtrade Fortnight take a look at http://www.fairtrade.org.uk/

 

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Created on: 5/4/2012 6:51 AM
Ummm...... Well fair trade isn't fair. The higher price is charged to the end user and while the manufacturer or producer may make a little more money the importer or middleman usually makes more money on fair trade. It's only gullible idiots who think buying fair trade makes a difference. Save your money and buy what you want at un inflated prices
Created on: 10/26/2012 11:53 AM
Thank you for your comment. Sorry I am rather late in responding I am still getting used to using the website. I think you are right years ago the products were at inflated prices but this has changed so much. I visited Nicaragua in 2000 and saw for myself the difference it makes to communities being able to trade with companies and to be able to earn a respectable wage and security. We all have to earn a living but I like to think that as a business I price fairly. Nothing in this world is perfect but buying responsibly really does make a difference. It is just understanding where your purchase comes from and making sure those adults and children are not working in awful conditions for hardly any pay. These communities around the world and this includes cooperatives in the UK have the right to be able to trade alongside large corporations and be paid as we would expect to be paid.
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Created on: 6/1/2014 9:37 AM
I love homemade bread! Have you seen the book Artisan Bread in 5 mnietus a day? I have it on my kindle, and it is great for quick and yummy bread everyday  I need to get it out and make some this weekend!   1 likes