Welcome to Fairtrade Fortnight - a celebration of Fairtrade and all that it does towards changing the world to be a better place.
From teas and coffees, biscuits to beverages, bananas to breakfast bars, we're proud to be the largest retailer of Fairtrade goods in the Channel Islands. So if you want to choose the world you want, choose Fairtrade at your local Co-op.
We are proud to have been supporting Fairtrade since day one, which was more than 25 years ago.
What is Fairtrade?
Fairtrade works to benefit small-scale farmers and workers, who are amongst the most marginalised groups globally, through trade rather than aid. This empowers them to maintain their livelihoods and reach their potential. It is an alternative approach that is based on partnership, one between those who grow our food and those that consume it.
The Fairtrade Foundation was formed in 1992 to support producers working in developing countries by:
- helping to provide a better deal for growers and smaller scale producers in developing countries
- helping the producers tackle their poverty, ensuring sustainable environments and livelihoods
- ensuring decent wages and working conditions
What do the Co-op do to support Fairtrade?
We do our best to inform, educate and motivate our customers to buy Fairtrade products, hoping to help make a difference to producers in the developing world.
We stock around 200 Fairtrade products in our larger stores, making our range the largest in the Channel Islands.
All our own-brand hot beverages are Fairtrade, even our iconic Co-op 99 tea. Our Fairtrade wines also tell a story about struggling communities revived and renewed, about schools built, clean water supplied and hope restored.
The variety of products available is always growing. Look out for Fairtrade products such as:
- cereal bars
- cotton wool
Our value range with values. Explore a range of Fairtrade, responsibly sourced and 100% British products.
We stock around 200 Fairtrade products in our larger stores, here's a few ideas for how to use them.
We take our commitment to the community very seriously, that is why we want to make a real difference.
We always will support Fairtrade
Along with Co-op Group in the UK, we’re committed to supporting the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and improving conditions in our supply chain. We'll continue to promote Fairtrade and develop long term, sustainable relationships and offer the widest range and availability of Fairtrade products.
We hope to help by securing progress in developing countries towards living wages, trade union recognition (where lawful), the end of child labour, reasonable working hours and overtime.