STAY HOME, LIVE FAIR is the message from the World Fair Trade Organisation. The situation for Fairtrade producers during this pandemic is extremely challenging, with far less support in place than we have in the UK, difficult and unsettling as it is for us all.
What can we, as a Fairtrade Diocese, do in support? Whether staying safe at home or working with little time to shop, we can still buy Fairtrade and eco-friendly goods.For example:
Traidcraft offers a range of Bio-D cleaning products on its website, including laundry liquid, hand wash, washing up liquid in 1, 5 & even 15 litre containers.You can add in dried fruit, sugar, dates, olive oil, socks, toilet rolls and lots of chocolate of course!
Justicia, Bolton, has an Order and Collect Service, mainly for food items. Orders may be taken over the phone (01204 363308) or by email for collection on Tuesdays or Fridays between 10am and 2pm. Payment can be made by credit card over the phone or by BACS, and goods can be collected from the side door. You can arrange a collection slot when you place your order.
However you shop during this crisis, please try to choose products which support producers by buying items which are Fairtrade as well as kind to our planet its one way in which we can live out our Christian faith in a very practical way. So please stay home and live fair!