Fairtrade showcased at landmark event Businesses are being given a chance to see how to get involved with the international Fairtrade campaign.
The Really Fair Show is being held next Tuesday, March 6, at the city council’s banqueting suite in Victoria Square, Birmingham, from 6.30pm.
The show is part of the celebrations by The Fairtrade Association of Birmingham to mark its first year as a Fairtrade City.
The event is an opportunity to find out about Fairtrade in Birmingham, to see if it can fit into a business and a chance for those already selling or serving Fairtrade goods to network with others, share best practice and get the latest news.
Fairtrade guarantees a fair price for producers in the developing world. What they're paid covers the cost of production and a basic living wage, plus they receive an additional social premium.
The social premium contributes towards providing the basics of life – health care, clean water and education. The community democratically decides how to invest the extra income they've received thanks to Fairtrade.
Fairtrade transforms the lives of producers and their families. It is an honest and fair way of doing business, which gives producers the respect they deserve and the control they should have, of their lives and their businesses.
If you wish to know more or want to attend the event contact John Boyle, Midlands Co-operative Society Ltd, Member Relations Centre, BMI, Margaret Street, Birmingham, or telephone 0121 233 1545.