So, what is Fairtrade? Well, Fairtrade aims to tackle poverty by enabling disadvantaged producers from poor countries to receive a better deal. The FAIRTRADE Mark, which guarantees that products meet international Fairtrade standards, can be found on all sorts of tasty and amazing items throughout the district including tea, coffee, pasta, cotton, wood crafts, soap and wine!
Lancaster district was awarded the title of 'Fairtrade District' in March 2004 by the Fairtrade Foundation. Since that date Lancaster City Council and Lancaster, Morecambe & District Fairtrade Group have championed Fairtrade in the community, working hard to ensure that the number of organisations which supply Fairtrade items to the district continue to increase year on year.
To view the Lancaster & Morecambe Fairtrade District Directory (supported by Global Link) which lists all the shops and cafés in Lancaster district to offer produce with the FAIRTRADE Mark as well as other fairly traded items, please visit Lancaster City Council's page on Fairtrade www.lancaster.gov.uk/fairtrade.
Alternatively you can contact Lancaster, Morecambe & District Fairtrade Group direct on 01524 63249 and request a paper copy of the Directory.
For further information on Fairtrade please visit the Fairtrade Foundation's website at www.fairtrade.org.uk