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News - 9 January 2005

Join Brighton & Hove’s Fairtrade movement

The Fairtrade Campaign needs more traders in Brighton & Hove to offer fairtrade produce. According to research carried out in 2003 one in four Britons is aware of fairtrade. This figure is growing so apart from the ethical incentive it makes good commercial sense for traders to provide fairtrade options.

Since October last year Brighton & Hove has been a Fairtrade city This means that traders in the city are making an effort to supply goods that are bought from farmers and producers at a price that recognises the value of their work. If you are not already involved in fair trade and want to learn more about what type of produce you could buy and sell then join the Brighton & Hove Fairtrade movement.

Start by coming along to the monthly Fair Trade Fair and Farmers' Market, every third Saturday of the month at the Friends' Meeting House, Ship Street, Brighton 11 am - 4 pm. The next one is on Jan 15th and there is a huge range of produce, clothing and craft.

Also check out things in your supermarket or local shop with the green, blue and black Fairtrade label. The Co-Op has the greatest range of fairtrade produce of the major supermarkets and locally, Infinity Foods, has the greatest range for smaller shops.

Volunteer to help Brighton and Hove continue its work as a Fairtrade City. Find out details on the Brighton and Hove Fairtrade Group website Find out more information about how to make sure what you buy is authentically fair trade.

For produce visit the Fairtrade Foundation website For craft visit the International Federation for Alternative Trade website For more information about fairtrade click on the link below.

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