Fairtrade for Sheringham

fairtrade plantation

Why Fairtrade?

One of the aims of our organisation is to give talks in the community, to enable people to understand why Fairtrade is beneficial. The benefits of Fairtrade are two-fold. Firstly, it gives the workers in the developing world a fair price for their goods. Secondly, it also gives a premium, which is used to improve the producer’s community. Premium money may be spend on projects such as building a new school classroom, a surgery, or digging a well for clean water.

Fairtrade farmers are often encouraged to use natural ways to increase their crop yields, which are often organic.The farmers sometimes form co-operatives, where they can share machinery, equipment and resources.

More About Fairtrade Sheringham

“Fairtrade for Sheringham” buys its goods from two companies who source all their products from producers involved in the Fairtrade movement.

All profits sold by Fairtrade for Sheringham, go to Transform Trade, a Charity which helps marginalised people in the developing world.  It works alongside smallholders providing training on cultivation, good agricultural practice and other useful skills.  It also campaigns for a fair wage for those producing clothing for large western companies.

fairtrade chocolate

Where to find Fairtrade goods?

Fairtrade goods are sold in many of our independent stores and also in the two supermarkets. Fairtrade tea, coffee and bananas can be purchased in addition to cotton and flowers.

There are regular Fairtrade Stalls at a number of the churches in the Town and Fairtrade stalls can often be found at table top sales and seasonal celebrations held by many of these organisations.

Fairtrade bannannas

Fairtrade Fortnight

Fairtrade Fortnight:    During Fairtrade Fortnight, which from 2024 will be the second and third weeks of September, the “Fairtrade for Sheringham” group tries to do something special. The group holds a fundraising event and promotes Fairtrade in the local media.

More About Fairtrade Sheringham

“Fairtrade for Sheringham” buys its goods from the fairtrade group ‘Traidcraft.’

All of our profits, (except when we send a donation to Christian Aid), go to Traidcraft Exchange, a Fairtrade Charity which helps marginalised people in the developing world.

It works alongside smallholders providing training on cultivation, good agricultural practice and other useful skills.

Fairtrade community