Donegal retailers, consumers urged to support Fairtrade

DONEGAL shop and café owners are being encouraged to stock more Fairtrade products after the impact it has on rural farming communities was highlighted reality of modern-day slavery and child labour was highlighted during Fairtrade Fortnight.

Throughout the last two weeks, ChangeMakers Donegal has embarked on a campaign throughout Inishowen to raise awareness about Fairtrade and how farmers and workers around the world are often exposed to hazardous working conditions.

Brazilian Fairtrade ambassador Rafael Fonseca travelled to Inishowen along with Fairtrade Ireland representatives where they embarked on an awareness-raising campaign in Buncrana Clonmany and Moville along with the Changemakers team.

To support Fairtrade at a local level, take these three steps:

Step 1: Ask your local shop to stock Tony Chocolonely.

Step 2: Ask your local centre, group or employer to buy Fairtrade Tea and Coffee from local supermarkets for the communal areas.

Step 3: Ask your local hotel to offer Fairtrade Tea and Coffee and to put the Fairtrade logo on the menu.


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