You may have read in the media that some fair trade producers have not been receiving their proper dues.
Whereas this may be the case in some less well regulated parts of the market, it is certainly not true of the Traidcraft network. As a Christian organisation, Traidcraft maintains very close links with its suppliers and ensures they receive a fair price for what they produce. There are inspections to ensure quality; occasionally producers are brought over to the UK to promote their products; Traidcraft runs ‘Meet the People’ tours that anyone can join to see the work first-hand for themselves.
You can also see profiles of some of the producers in the Traidcraft catalogue. So when you buy from Traidcraft, you can really be sure that you are making a difference to the lives of the producers and their communities.
By the way, have you tried the new household cleaning range, Clean and Clear, which contains the world’s first fairly-traded palm oil? Or the new Divine milk chocolate caramel bar - delicious!
Blog posts written by the Minister and Members of Frodsham Methodist Church.