Fairtrade

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We believe in giving suppliers a fair price – whether they’re part of our Sourced Locally scheme or a cocoa farmer from Ghana

When trade is fair it has the potential to improve the lives of the farmers and workers who grow our food. When trade is fair, it can make the world a better place. Together we have that power, so get involved and be part of the difference.

With Fairtrade you have the power to change the world every day. With simple shopping choices you can get farmers a better deal. And that means they can make their own decisions, control their future and lead the dignified life everyone deserves.

What is Fairtrade?

Fairtrade is about giving farmers and workers across the world better prices, decent working conditions and fair terms of trade.

It’s not just about tracing products back to their source – it’s about improving the lives and communities of the people who produce them and ensuring that they have the resources they need to continue.

Have a Fairtrade snack 

Commit to making your snack Fairtrade. When you choose Fairtrade you're helping to ensure that the person who grew the cocoa, or the coffee beans used to make your drink, was paid fairly for their work. 

You can find a selection of Fairtrade products in your nearest East of England Co-op including bananas and chocolate.

 

Fairtrade Fortnight 2019

For two weeks each year, thousands of individuals, companies and groups across the UK come together to celebrate the people who grow our food, people who live in some of the poorest countries in the world and who are often exploited and badly paid.

This year there is a focus on the people – in particular the women – who grow the cocoa in the chocolate we love so much. 

Sign-up to our Co-op Cuppa scheme and we could supply you with Fairtrade tea. Since launching in July 2015, we've supplied over one million Fairtrade tea bags to over 1000 local good causes - meaning every cup not only supports positive action in our local communities, but also supports tea-growers across Kenya and Malawi.

Apply for Co-op Cuppa

Terms & Conditions

The prize draw is run by East of England Co-op and is open to all UK residents aged over 18. No purchase necessary.

The promotion is a free prize draw, which is open to anyone who posts a picture of them with their Fairtrade snack on the East of England Co-op Facebook post (www.facebook.com/eastofenglandcoop), or replies @EOECOOP on Twitter.

The prize will be a £30 East of England Co-op voucher. This is offered as a prize package and the prize is not transferable. Cash redemption value is £0.01.  Prize will be posted to the chosen winner.

Closing date for entries is midnight on 10th March 2019. All entries must be received by this date. The winning entry will be randomly selected on Monday 11th March 2019 and notified. The winner may be asked to participate in a photo/publicity opportunity. 

The Society reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual that corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this prize draw. Any queries and comments should be directed to digital@eastofengland.coop or by writing to Fairtrade Fortnight Competition, Marketing Department, East of England Co-op, Wherstead Park, The Street, Wherstead, Ipswich, Suffolk IP9 2BJ. 

The Society accepts no responsibility for entries lost, damaged, delayed or unreadable. The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. By participating in the competition and submitting your information, respondents are agreeing to receive marketing offers from the East of England Co-op. Entrants agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.

Entry into the draw will be deemed to constitute acceptance of these terms and conditions.