Sunday, 25 February 2007

Fairtrade in Aberfeldy

The FAIRTRADE Mark is an independent consumer label which appears on products as an independent guarantee that disadvantaged producers in the developing world are getting a better deal.

For a product to display the FAIRTRADE Mark it must meet international Fairtrade standards. These standards are set by the international certification body Fairtrade Labelling Organisations International (FLO).

Producer organisations that supply Fairtrade products are inspected and certified by FLO. They receive a minimum price that covers the cost of sustainable production and an extra premium that is invested in social or economic development projects.

Many businesses in Aberfeldy, use Fairtrade products whenever possible. In November 2002 Aberfeldy became the first Fairtrade Town in Scotland. The voluntary Aberfeldy Tradecraft Group are participating in Fairtrade Fortnight from 26 February 2007 – 11 March 2007. Literature relating to Fairtrade will be available at many places in the town and on 10 March they will be holding a carnival day. The list of events can be seen by clicking on the link below -

Fairtrade Carnival Aberfeldy

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