Fair Trade Keswick | Keswick and District Fair Trade Campaign
Keswick and District Fair Trade Campaign promote Fairtrade both locally and internationally. Keswick is now recognised as one of the country's leading centres of Fairtrade.
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PROMOTING

FAIR TRADE LOCALLY

AND CAMPAIGNING FOR

FAIRER TRADE WORLDWIDE


FAIR TRADE KESWICK

We know that simply through shopping for Fairtrade and other fairly traded products we can help transform the lives
of countless farmers, workers and their families in developing countries.
We know because we have seen it for ourselves.
The pictures below show improvements in water provision through Fairtrade investments
in the coffee farming community of Choche, Ethiopia. We have visited Choche frequently, and the photos in the gallery were taken on our visits there.

Fairtrade premium choche protected spring
ABOUT US

Keswick & District Fair Trade Campaign, together with local businesses, have been promoting Fairtrade since 2003. We became a Fairtrade Town in March 2005.

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FIND

In and around Keswick there are many businesses serving and selling Fairtrade and other fairly traded products. Find where you can buy, stay, drink and source these.

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SUPPORT

You can promote Fairtrade and other fairly traded products by buying as much as you can. You can also help our campaign by becoming a member or supporter.

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COFFEE & ETHIOPIA

Coffee is a good example of how conventional trade can be tough for small farmers, like the ones we know in Ethiopia, and also how Fairtrade can help them.

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TRADE JUSTICE

Conventional trade often works against the interests of small producers, both here and in developing countries, because they are rarely involved in making the rules.

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FAIRTRADE or FAIR TRADE?

Confused? You are not alone – many are! Here we explain how Fairtrade and Fair Trade and similar terms are used and what the different ethical marks mean.

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Support Fair Trade Keswick and help make a real difference

WHY SUPPORT FAIR TRADE KESWICK

Coffee farmer Choche Market
FOUR FAIR TRADE PRINCIPLES ON WHICH WE CAMPAIGN

We promote Fairtrade, and any other trading system which has at its heart genuine concern for poor and marginalised producers and workers.  Below you will find the bottom-line principles by which we work:

PAYING FAIR PRICES

Fairtrade does this by taking account of all production costs through extensive consultation and regular review with producer organisations worldwide, and fixing a guaranteed minimum price for each product.

SAYING ‘NO’ TO CHILD LABOUR

Fairtrade does this by requiring, amongst many other things, that no child under 18 can undertake work which jeopardises his or her schooling, or social, moral or physical development.

ENSURING WHOLE COMMUNITIES BENEFIT

Fairtrade does this specifically through the payment of a ‘social premium’, to be invested in business and community development projects, such as new classrooms, clinics and clean water supplies.

BUILDING ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY

Fairtrade does this by encouraging long-term trading relationships, so that producers and their organisations, such as cooperatives, are not trapped in short term arrangements, but are able to plan for the future.

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LATEST NEWS

The latest news from Fair Trade Keswick

  • 2021 AGM

    Report of Keswick Fair Trade Campaign AGM We held our  AGM for 2021 on September 15th.    No AGM was held in 2020 because of Covid, so we were especially  pleased to be able to get together again and reflect on  the activities of the campaign......

  • WAVE OF HOPE / CRACK THE CRISIS

    You may like to use your creativity to join in with this idea: the aim is to put pressure on the G7 when they meet in Cornwall on June 11th to tackle Covid19, the climate emergency and global injustice and inequality – such as the......

  • Never Give Up!

    Fairtrade Fortnight this year was, of course, different.  The Fairtrade Foundation made good use of technology to offer a Festival of webinars on the theme of Choose the World you Want.  These are available on the FTF website www.fairtrade.org.uk/choose-the-world-you-want.   The message was an encouragement to......

Fair Trade Locally. Fairer Trade Worldwide.