We aim to promote the use of Fairtrade products in Crosby, Hightown, Thornton and Waterloo in order to help producers in less developed countries. Our first aim is for Crosby to be officially recognised as a Fairtrade town.
A Fairtrade Town is one which has made a commitment to supporting Fairtrade. In practise this means that local people recognise the Fairtrade Mark and understand that it guarantees that the goods they buy with the Fairtrade Mark have come from producers who get a fairer share of the money paid for them.
Crosby, Hightown, Thornton and Waterloo have a strong sense of local identity which is matched by the daily awareness – through work, family and the concerns of the many voluntary groups and charities – that we are all part of a global village. Sefton Council has already been awarded Fairtrade Borough status as a result of its support for Fairtrade.
Becoming a Fairtrade town brings fair trade practises to the heart of our community, connecting the area to the rest of the world.
Five goals need to be met before the Fairtrade Foundation awards Fairtrade Town status
Fair Trade…… is about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability and fair terms of trade for farmers, workers and craftspeople in the developing world, such as Asia, South America and Africa.
There are many Fair Trade organizations who have a clear commitment to Fair Trade as the principal core of their mission.
The FAIRTRADE Mark is an independent consumer label which appears on UK products as a guarantee that they have been certified against internationally agreed Fairtrade standards.
Fairtrade Crosby is seeking to promote the awareness of this Mark and thereby increase awareness of Fair Trade more generally, to encourage us to ask questions about who makes the things we buy and whether they were paid fairly for their work.