Do you agree that everyone deserves fair wages, fair access to employment, education and stable futures? We do. That’s why we’re supporting the #stand4fairness World Fairtrade Challenge May 11-13. We're also making it easy for our community to support Fairtrade every day - read on for details.
Fairtrade producers get a set minimum price for their products, which helps stabilise and protect their income streams against risks. A complementary community fund invests in long-term community or business projects such as training for farmers, schools and clean water schemes. This means that every time we shop Fairtrade, we show our support for equality, community and the environment.
Sustainability Trust aligns with many Fairtrade principles and is increasing the EcoShop Fairtrade product range and our Fairtrade workplace supplies this year.
A classic example is Jenny, the landlord:
It's amazing isn't it? That organisations can make it easy to get great products or services and support good causes at the same time. From Fairtrade to social enterprise, organic to made local, there are many part-business and part-charities out there that we can show our support for via our purchasing power.
This May 11-13 the World Fairtrade Challenge inspires us all to get involved and show our support for Fairtrade, from events to where and what we buy. Here's how you can get involved:
- Host an event to get people talking about Fairtrade - such as a special dinner at home, morning tea at work, a school workshop or a community picnic (we're doing a staff coffee, choccy and chats morning on May 11)
- Choose Fairtrade products and suppliers!
Here are some of our favourite Fairtrade products made or supplied in Wellington from us, making it easy for you to support local as well as Fairtrade:
We’re delighted that so many people choose Sustainability Trust products and services. Every single customer and funder helps to support our award-winning community programmes. Last year, together we invested over $681,000 in programmes that empower people to live sustainably. This year it will be even more.
Last financial year, we provided the highest number of free, lined curtains ever to families with Community Services Cards. To be exact, we gave 2462 sets of curtains to 604 households! But we want to give out even more this year before our Wellington Curtain Bank closes on 30 November.
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