“Fair Trade is a trading partnership, based on dialogue, transparency and respect, that seeks greater equity in international trade. It contributes to sustainable development by offering better trading conditions to, and securing the rights of, marginalized producers and workers – especially in the South. Fair Trade organizations (backed by consumers) are engaged actively in supporting producers, awareness raising and in campaigning for changes in the rules and practice of conventional international trade.” (FINE definition of Fair Trade)

At Keiraview Uniting Church we have a Fairtrade stall at all of our gatherings on the last Sunday of the month.  As part of our commitment to social justice we believe that producers in the Third World should receive a fair price for their product. Fairtrade also enables them to invest in their communities, gain knowledge and skills, and promotes environmentally sustainable farming methods.

The idea behind our stall is to enable people to make the choice to buy Fairtrade products on a regular basis. We hope that in doing so we are growing the Fairtrade market and enabling the companies that make the product to get it onto the supermarket shelves. Look out for Fairtrade coffee, tea and chocolate at your local supermarket and buy it regularly. By buying Fairtrade products you can change the way that international trade works and you make a real difference to the lives of Third World farmers and communities.

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In the morning the stall is available in the church hall after the traditional gathering from 10.15am to 10.45am. At the evening gathering the stall is at the back of the church before and after the service.

We sell a variety of coffee, teas, hot chocolate, cocoa and chocolate. If you wish to know what is in stock or if you would like to know more about how we organise the stall and source products please email us at fairtrade@keiraview.org