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  Fairtrade Town - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Fairtrade Town is a status awarded by a FLO member Fairtrade labelling initiative (i.e.
The Fairtrade Town campaign was first launched in 2001 in Garstang, Lancashire, under the initiative of Bruce Crowther, a local Oxfam supporter, and the Garstang Oxfam Group.
There are currently Fairtrade Towns in Belgium, France, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Fairtrade_Town   (724 words)

 Fairtrade | Fairtrade towns | Aberfeldy
Fairtrade Town status shows both that the people in the town think beyond the immediate valley and also provides an opportunity to raise awareness of issues elsewhere.
Once we knew that we had met the Fairtrade Town criteria, and heard from FTF that we would be awarded the status, we decided to hold a small presentation ceremony at the stall we had already planned at the school’s Healthy Living fair.
This led to a major article in the Glasgow Herald about Fairtrade and the towns and islands in Scotland that were involved in the Fairtrade Town Initiative.
www.fairtrade.org.uk /towns_aberfeldy.htm   (868 words)

 Frome Fairtrade Town - Somerset Fairtrade Network
Fairtrade Frome members have worked closely with local schools to raise awareness amongst the children in the community and have held assemblies and classes which have been well received by the schools.
Fairtrade Fortnight 2004 saw the showing of the play 'Chocolate' which was about modern slave traders in cocoa farming, to mark the anniversary of becoming a Fairtrade Town.
Fairtrade Frome is active in trade justice and some of its members attended the recent rally in Brighton.
www.somersetfairtrade.org.uk /frome.htm   (454 words)

 Fairtrade | Get involved | Campaigns | Fairtrade towns
A local Fairtrade steering group must be convened to ensure continued commitment to Fairtrade Town status.
In addition to achieving status initially, a key part of being a Fairtrade Town is constantly improving the availability and awareness of Fairtrade in your areas.
All you will need is the Fairtrade Towns Renewal Form and a copy of your feedback form from your last submission.
www.fairtrade.org.uk /get_involved_fairtrade_towns.htm   (656 words)

 Fairtrade Frome - Keeping Frome a Fairtrade Town
Lots of work went into making this happen and Frome is one of around 150 towns and cities in the UK to have achieved this status.
Fairtrade Frome is the steering group that has been behind the drive.
There are 5 goals to becoming a Fairtrade Town as set out by the Fairtrade Foundation.
www.fairtradefrome.org.uk   (94 words)

 About Paisley Fairtrade Partnership
Paisley Fairtrade Partnership is a partnership formed between different sectors of the community of Paisley, with the purpose of promoting and monitoring fairtrade in Paisley and surrounding area.
Fairtrade products are used by some local businesses and organisations (minimum number proportional to size of town).
A local Fairtrade Partnership representative of the different sectors of the community, including civic, commercial and community sections (including churches) is convened to ensure continued commitment to its Fairtrade Town status.
basic1.easily.co.uk /033015/042013/aboutus_page.htm   (479 words)

 Keynsham Fairtrade Town - Somerset Fairtrade Network
A local Fairtrade Steering Group is convened to ensure continued commitment to its Fairtrade Town status.
Some of the other local businesses who pledged to use Fairtrade tea and coffee for their staff and clients included a funeral director, hairdressers and the local Post Office delivery and collection team (who were featured in their union's national magazine).
In February, we got the good news that we had been awarded Fairtrade Town status and were among the first 100 towns in the UK to achieve this.
www.somersetfairtrade.org.uk /keynsham.htm   (719 words)

 Fairtrade Frome News
Fairtrade Frome members and the Frome Mayor show off the new Fairtrade Town certificate.
Frome was awarded this status by the Fairtrade Foundation, having met its criteria and Fairtrade Frome marked the occasion with various events.
Many Fairtrade items were on display to show the large variety of products that can be bought in Frome and Fairtrade Frome cotton bags were on sale.
www.fairtradefrome.org.uk /News.htm   (1165 words)

 Castlebar - County Mayo - Castlebar Christmas Fairtrade Fair   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Fairtrade refreshments and goodies will be served to all visitors and there will be face painting and colouring competitions for the children.
The official launch of Castlebar as a Fairtrade town will be held in January and celebrations will be held in conjunction with the Westport Fairtrade town committee, who are also to receive Fairtrade status this December.
The Castlebar Fairtrade town committee would like to thank Castlebar town Council and all the businesses, schools, organisations, shops and cafes for their involvement in helping fulfil the criteria in becoming a Fairtrade town.
www.castlebar.ie /Fairtrade/Fairtrade.shtml   (342 words)

 Stamford, a Fairtrade Town
Stamford is an historic town in south Lincolnshire, lying astride the Great North Road and the River Welland.
It was one of Sir Alec Clifton Taylor's "Six English Towns", and was also the location for the BBC dramatisation of "Middlemarch" and the film "Pride and Prejudice".
This once major wool town, largely constructed of Lincolnshire limestone, has retained much of its old world charm and prosperity, and is commonly referred to as "the finest stone town in England".
www.fairtrade-stamford.org.uk /index.htm   (181 words)

The Reverend Peter Haywood illustrated his own ideals for the ‘fairtrade way’ in which the growers of our food are paid a fair price for their produce.
International Fairtrade standards guarantee decent pay and conditions for factory workers and stitchers, enabling families to send their children to school rather than out to work.
It was an enormous pleasure to have George Alagiah, Patron of the Fairtrade Foundation, in Garstang for the celebration of the town’s 5-year anniversary on becoming the first Fairtrade town.
www.gmeth.clara.net /museed.htm   (1309 words)

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Consideration was given to a report of the Chief Executive which advised Members of the Fairtrade Town Initiative and the Board was requested to consider whether Gosport should become a Fairtrade Town.
Members were advised that Fairtrade was recognised internationally and helped farmers in the developing world by providing a stable price for them to support their families and invest in their future.
Fairtrade had recently launched the “Fairtrade Towns Initiative”, a project designed to develop support for the Fairtrade mark across the world.
www.portsmouthfairtrade.org.uk /gfa.htm   (920 words)

 Fairtrade   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Fairtrade is a trading partnership, based on dialogue, transparency and respect, that seeks greater equity in international trade.
Fairtrade organizations (backed by consumers) are engaged actively in supporting producers, awareness raising and in campaigning for changes in the rules and practice of conventional international trade.
Fairtrade Borough status is a great reward for the hard work put in by members of the Kingston Fairtrade Steering Group, which includes representatives from Kingston Council, and follows an idea put forward by the Trade Justice Group.
www.kingston.gov.uk /environment/sustainable_development/fairtrade.htm   (450 words)

 St Andrews Fairtrade Town Campaign
This means that there are now nearly 80 entries in the St Andrews Fairtrade Directory, the others being workplaces and community organisations where Fairtrade tea and coffee is regularly used, and hotels and BandBs where guests are served Fairtrade beverages.
We were instrumental in having St Andrews declared a Fairtrade Town on St Andrews Day in 2005.
Fairtrade products carry the FAIRTRADE Mark to show that the producers receive a fair and stable price for their labour, along with extra income to improve their lives and to allow them to conserve their local environments.
www.fairtrade-standrews.org.uk   (613 words)

 Fairtrade in Northallerton   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Fairtrade promotes a way of trading that means a fair deal for growers and small scale producers in developing countries.
In Fairtrade there is a commitment to a long term trading relationship.
Fairtrade suppliers agree to follow internationally agreed labour standards: they will recognise trade unions; they will not use child labour or forced labour; they will not discriminate on the basis of sex; religion or caste; and they will provide decent working conditions.
www.northallertoncwu.co.uk /Fairtrade/fairtrade.htm   (327 words)

 Making Garstang a Fairtrade Town   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Fairtrade Mark was launched in 1994 and GOG entered the annual Children's Festival Whit procession dressed as Fairtrade products to publicise the event.
Ben Andrews, at that time the Mayor, became interested in the Fairtrade Campaign, the aim of which was now to get Garstang declared a Fairtrade Town; the first in the world.
There are now five Fairtrade Towns and Cities across the UK and forty six places working towards Fairtrade status.
www.garstangfairtrade.org.uk /fairtrade_campaign.htm   (1562 words)

 Aberdeenshire Council - Fairtrade
Fairtrade is a growing movement that gives farmers in developing countries a better price for their products.
Part of the price of a product carrying the Fairtrade logo is set aside for farmers and farm workers to spend on social and environmental projects, and the stable price offered for their products allows them to plan for their future.
Faith Aitken of Aberfeldy Fairtrade Town Group will be speaking about her recent trip to meet Fairtrade producers in Cuba at a public event in Ellon.
www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk /green/fairtrade/index.asp   (863 words)

 newmillsweb.com - NEWSMILL /
New Mills Fairtrade Town Steering Group is delighted to be celebrating the first anniversary of the start of the Fairtrade New Mills campaign.
Fairtrade Towns is an exciting project to help promote the sale and use of fair trade goods.
The aim is to declare New Mills a Fairtrade Town during the September Festival in 2006, but the campaign will not stop there.
www.newmillsweb.com /fairtrade/index.htm   (945 words)

 Interviews with Paulo
My main remit was to achieve Fairtrade Town status and it was great the fact that we achieved the 'extra' title of 'Scotland's First Fairtrade Town' with Aberfeldy in a joint declaration by the Fairtrade Foundation.
It ensures that farmers and growers of produce bearing the Fairtrade mark a FAIRLY paid for their work so that they can build their communities, live healthier lives, have better education and, at the same time, be encouraged to produce environmentally sustainable food, which is good for all of us.
As far as I know, we are the first Fairtrade group in Britain (and possibly the world) to include support to local farming in the constitution.
www.strathavenfairtrade.i12.com /Media_Resources/Interviews_with_Paulo/interviews_with_paulo.html   (1094 words)

 Welcome To The Fairtrade London Campaign Website
Buying Fairtrade products guarantees a better deal for 5 million people — farmers, workers and their families — through guaranteeing producers fair prices and stable terms of trade for their products.
If successful, they are awarded Fairtrade Town status - there are now hundreds of towns, villages, cities and even islands involved in the Fairtrade Towns Initiative throughout the UK.
The Fairtrade London Campaign aims to dramatically increase awareness and availability of Fairtrade products across the capital, in our homes, shops, cafés, workplaces, tourist venues, schools and colleges.
www.fairtradelondon.org.uk   (155 words)

 BBC NEWS | England | Lancashire | 'First Fairtrade Town' celebrates
Garstang was declared the world's first Fairtrade town in 2001, starting a trend that has since spread to more than 200 places in the UK.
Elaine Gisbourne, chair of the Garstang Fairtrade Steering Group, said: "It is wonderful to think that while this small Lancashire town celebrates its fifth birthday the whole county of Lancashire will also publicly announce its intention to make Lancashire a Fairtrade county.
Towns or cities are granted Fairtrade status after meeting five criteria set out by the Fairtrade Foundation.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/england/lancashire/4790850.stm   (249 words)

 Fair Trade Town - Edenbridge
They hoped to join an ever growing list of over 120 (as of February 2006 150, with Fairtrade sales increasing by 40% a year) towns and cities across the country which realise that, without the adoption of Fairtrade practices, those living in poorer countries will not be able to work their way out of poverty.
Firstly to work towards achieving Fairtrade Town Status; and secondly to encourage wider participation and to monitor the future commitment of the town’s existing Fairtrade organisations and companies.
When you buy Fairtrade Mark goods you are providing a stable and fair price for growers and small scale producers, safe working conditions for those employed and a social premium that is ploughed back into their local community.
www.edenbridgetown.com /fair_trade/fair_trade_status.shtml   (512 words)

 Fairtrade - Ashford Borough Council Internet Service, Kent, United Kingdom   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Fairtrade does what it says on the label; it guarantees a better deal to producers in the developing world.
A Fairtrade Town is a community that has made a commitment to supporting Fairtrade.
The purpose of a Fairtrade Town is to contribute to the Fairtrade Foundation's aim of tackling poverty by enabling disadvantaged producers from developing countries to receive a better deal, through encouraging support for the Fairtrade mark.
www.ashford.gov.uk /living_and_working/liv_wrk_fairtrade.asp   (186 words)

 Mayor of London - London Fairtrade Campaign
The aim of the Fairtrade London campaign is to dramatically increase the availability and take-up of Fairtrade products by every Londoner, and make the city’s commitment to Fairtrade visible and understood by as many residents and visitors as possible, whether in the shops, at work, in a public institution, or whilst out and about.
Five boroughs in London have achieved Fairtrade Borough status but a further 12 are needed for London to qualify as a Fairtrade City.
June 2004 – Fairtrade London campaign holds a Borough workshop at the Association of London Government – representatives of 15 local authorities attend along with local campaigners and activists, issues of procurement, media and business involvement are discussed, and several new campaigns are established.
www.london.gov.uk /mayor/fairtrade/index.jsp   (665 words)

 Home - Aylesbury Fair Trade   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
AFTI is run by a group of volunteers who hope to secure Fairtrade Town status for Aylesbury.
By using fairtrade products you can have a direct and positive impact on the lives of farmers and workers in the developing world.
AFTI has made presentations to the Town Centre Partnership and community groups and while this is continuing, are also making contact with local employers.
www.aylesburyfairtrade.org.uk   (403 words)

 CLONAKILTY - IRELAND’S FIRST FAIR TRADE TOWN   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
To become a FT Town, five strict goals had to be met, and with encouragement from the National Fairtrade Office in Dublin, the Steering Group began working on these immediately.
A Fairtrade Steering Group be formed to attain and maintain the FT Town Status, and this should be representative of churches, educators, businesses and council.
The Clonakilty Group organised a public meeting which was addressed by Jackie O’ Keeffe of the Dublin Fairtrade office and Patricia Sleeman, who gave an illustrated talk on Fair Trade in Nicaragua where she worked with Coffee growers for a year in the Central American country.
www.clonakilty.ie /fairtrade   (1390 words)

 Kendal Fairtrade Town   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
In February 2003 Kendal was declared a Fairtrade town.
By qualifying for Fairtrade town status Kendal is showing a commitment to ensuring that small producers of the developing world get a fair deal.
Fairtrade products are used by at least 10 local businesses and organisations.
www.kendalfairtrade.org.uk   (312 words)

 Woking Fairtrade Action Network: about us   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
A Fairtrade Town is one which has made a commitment to supporting Fairtrade, which is a way to support disadvantaged farmers and workers in developing countries.
In practice, this means that local people recognise the Fairtrade Mark and understand that it guarantees that the goods they buy provide a better deal for the producers from the Third World.
Becoming a Fairtrade Town takes this one step further, bringing fair trade practices to the heart of who we are as a community, how we live and how we choose to shop and do business.
www.wokingfairtrade.org.uk /network.html   (363 words)

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