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Kinross-shire - the 1st FAIRTRADE county in Scotland


What is FAIRTRADE? The FAIRTRADE Guarantee
Why do we need FAIRTRADE? FAIR TRADE Directory (Kinross-shire)
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What is Fairtrade?

The FAIRTRADE Mark :is an independent consumer label which appears on products as a guarantee that disadvantaged producers are getting a better deal. Today, more than 5 million farmers, workers and their families across 49 developing countries benefit from the international Fairtrade system.
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Why Fairtrade?

The Rules and practices of international trade are biased in favour of rich countries and powerful companies, often to the cost of poor producers. Buying Fairtrade certified products changes the lives of millions of people worldwide and shows how trade can be made to work in favour of poor people and the environment.
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The FAIRTRADE mark Guarantees:-

  • Farmers get a fair and stable price for their products
  • Farmers and plantation workers have the opportunity to improve their lives through a "social premium" - extra money to invest in their communities or businesses
  • A greater respect for the environment
  • A closer link between shoppers and producers
  • Small famers have a stronger position in world markets
  • Farmers' organisations are democratic and transparent
  • Plantation and factory workers are provided with decent pay and conditions including the right to participate in collective bargaining.
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Kinross-shire FAIRTRADE directory

The following businesses in Kinross-shire are committed to using, serving and/or selling fairly traded goods:-
Cleish Parish Church Lochend Farm Shop RSPB Loch Leven
Fossoway Parish Church Loch Leven Lodges Co-op Food - Kinross
Kinross Parish Church KP Church Office Kinross Centre
Orwell & Portmoak Parish Church O&P P Church Office Common Grounds
St. James' Catholic Church Giacopazzi Kinross High School
St Paul's Scottish Episcopal Church Sainsbury's Loch Leven Laundry
Loch Leven's Larder The Kirklands Hotel The Courthouse
Hunters of Kinross Buchan's Garage Avant Garde
     

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Want to find out more? Visit the FAIRTRADE website:- www.fairtrade.org.uk