Fairtrade Eastbourne
Fairtrade Eastbourne
  • Eastbourne
A group of Eastbourne residents that come together to campaign on the injustices in the international market. They believe that trade could have an enormous positive impact in developing countries if it were used to benefit those most in need. By campaigning for Fairtrade we are taking responsibility for our shopping habits so that the producers down the line are treated fairly and can improve their lives.

Our Fairtrade Steering Group members are:

  • Matt Wilkinson - Group Chair 
  • James Thomas - Secretary
  • Stephen Brown - Churches Co-ordinator, Vice Chair

Other Steering Group members:

  • Pauline Stapleton
  • Charlottle Papworth
  • Miriam Miklaszewska
  • Chrisitne Wilkins
  • Andy Mckechie

What is Fairtrade ?

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. 

The Fairtrade  Mark 5 guarantees:

  1. The Fairtrade  Mark guarantees farmers a fair and stable price for their products
  2. The Fairtrade  Mark guarantees extra income for farmers and estate workers to improve their lives.
  3. The Fairtrade  Mark guarantees a greater respect for the environment
  4. The Fairtrade  Mark guarantees small farmers a stronger position in world markets
  5. The Fairtrade  Mark guarantees a closer link between consumers and producers

What do we do in Eastbourne?

We reach out to the community, including businesses, schools, shoppers, churches, organisations and other campaign groups community, to boost awareness of Fairtrade and its aims. We want to see more Fairtrade products available and we want a genuine demand for Fairtrade  locally.  We are campaigning to make Eastbourne a Fairtrade Town and have put on different events across the town to promote Fairtrade. Check our campaign pages to see what we're up to.

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