I have to admit, thinking about buying Fairtrade is something that slips my mind when I’m out doing my grocery shopping. As a lover of coffee, by buying Fairtrade I could actually be making a difference to the lives of the farmers. The Fairtrade Foundation sent Hannah, a Fairtrade novice to a coffee harvest on the other side of the world. She was accompanied by comedian Tony Law to see the difference that buying Fairtrade can make.
I found this so interesting to watch, not only for Tony’s antics, but also for the very simple message that by making a choice when doing your shopping, you can actually make a difference to people’s lives. Fairtrade means better working conditions and local sustainability for those in the developing world and a fairer deal all round, something I think everyone can support. I love the fact that Fairtrade is about addressing the injustices of conventional trade.
I’m now trying to figure out where they sent Hannah! I think they are somewhere in South America, any ideas? Can you guess where they are? If you’d like the chance to win a trip for two to the coffee harvest, just hop on over to the to http://unr.ly/1bl0J3J and register your guess.
How aware of Fairtrade practices are you? Do you consider Fairtrade when purchasing your coffee? It’s definitely something I’m now going to be looking out for in the future! Where do you think that beautiful coffee harvest was located?
*post sponsored by Fairtrade Foundation, but all thoughts are our own