PROMOTING FAIRTRADE IN THE CANTERBURY DISTRICT
CANTERBURY DISTRICT NETWORK
Our status as a Fairtrade District is conferred by the Fairtrade Foundation
As a group, we keep track of the availability of Fairtrade goods locally and publish this information on our website. We organise publicity stalls and run many interesting events throughout the year to raise awareness and encourage local people to buy Fairtrade products. We are also actively involved in our local schools education programmes and other community programmes to promote Fairtrade.
FAIRTRADE OR FAIR TRADE ?
"Fairtrade", written as one word with a capital "F", is used on products which have met international standards of Fairtrade and carry the FAIRTRADE Mark. It is also used for campaigns to raise awareness of the FAIRTRADE Mark, such as the Fairtrade Diocese and Fairtrade Town campaigns. "Fair trade", written as two words, is a broader concept. It refers to the wider campaign to make international trade rules fairer for poor countries. It is also used to describe "fairly traded" products for which international Fairtrade standards have not yet been agreed, eg handicrafts. Visit our directory and see where you can buy Fairtrade products locally.
Our partnership with Canterbury City Council also includes a commitment to promote the use of local produce. The two aims are not in conflict, but complement one another. Importing across the world those foods which have traditionally been grown in Kent is bad for the local economy and bad for the environment. Recently appointed Council Leader Simon Cook said "As the leader of a Fair Trade Council, I’m very pleased to continue our excellent working partnership with Fairtrade Network Canterbury to promote fairtrade products in our district" Local shops and suppliers can also be found by visiting our Fairtrade directory.
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