Catcote School Business & Enterprise College gets prestigious national Margaret Demidecka Fairtrade Award for the best Fairtrade Foirtnight event in a school in the UK. Full report here.
Clavering School gets Fairtrade School status with a glowing report from the Fairtrade Foundation - congratulations!
Hartlepool has recevied it's renewal certificate confirming Fairtrade Town status until 2013!
English Martyrs College has become the second school in Hartlepool to gain Fairtrade School status - congratulations!
Hartlepool Wins Fairtrade Fortnight 2010 Award
Hartlepool's imaginative recreation of the Boston Tea Party won Best Tea Activity, which saw members of the local diving club dressed up as human teabags and dunked into Hartlepool Marina by local school children! Staff at the local Co-operative store also got involved by waltzing down the aisles at their own instore tea dance, in addition to a range of Tea themed events aimed at businesses, schools and the general public.
What is Fairtrade
What is Fairtrade?
An alternative to conventional international trade
Many farmers in developing countries have to contend with fluctuating prices that may not even cover what it costs to produce their crop. Fairtrade is a trading partnership that focuses on sustainable development for poorer producers. It does this by providing better trading conditions, raising awareness of their situation and campaigning. Fairtrade promises a stable price and a long term trading relationship, guaranteeing producers a better deal.
Fairtrade practices are designed to guarantee
That the producers receive a minimum price for their goods that always covers their costs
Long-term and more direct trading relations
A premium for producers to invest in their communities – clean water, health care,
The FAIRTRADE Mark -
Look for this Mark on products when you shop.
The FAIRTRADE Mark on a product guarantees that it meets international Fairtrade standards governed by The Fairtrade Labelling Organisations International (FLO), a body representing and coordinating national
Hartlepool is proud to have been a Fairtrade Town since 2004, click here to read more.