MACCLESFIELD SUCCESSFULLY RENEWS FAIRTRADE STATUS

Fairtrade imagery at St Michael’s Church

Macclesfield has successfully renewed Fairtrade Town status for two years, following its ongoing commitment to promoting Fairtrade principles.

Macclesfield’s Fairtrade Steering Group revealed its plans to promote Fairtrade to more community groups and businesses in the area by taking part in campaigns, including the UK-wide Fairtrade Fortnight at the end of February.

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Sainsbury’s – Don’t Ditch Fairtrade

On Tuesday 24th October members of Macclesfield Fairtrade Town Group met with Sainsbury’s local store manager to present him with a letter signed by many Macclesfield Fairtrade supporters expressing their concern about Sainsbury’s recent move to drop the Fairtrade certification from their Red Label tea replacing it with their own “Fairly Traded” scheme.

 

 

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Tea in the news

Dire standards in the tea industry
Last week the World Bank confirmed standards in the industry remain dire as it published a report on the second biggest tea producer in India, a company almost 50% controlled by Tata, the giant Indian multinational that owns the Tetley Tea brand.
Find out more here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-37936349 
– and send an email to your favourite brand to let them know that you care about tea workers’ working and living conditions.

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