For people who don’t know what Fair Trade is: simply put, it is a way of producing products where farmers and local workers get a fair share from the profits. In many Third World countries, this isn’t the case and the workers are doomed to live in poverty. For more information, you can visit the official Fair Trade website.
Fair Trade is getting more and more attention – at least in Belgium, and I really support this movement. Here in Belgium, we have numerous stores that sell exclusively fairtrade products, and are managed by volunteers only. They have a wide variety of products, from chocolate to wallets. But nowadays grocery stores and warehouses put some fairtrade products on their shelves too.
Of course, Fair Trade comes with a price: most products are more expensive than commercial brands. But I’m willing to pay that price with the knowledge that farmers get a fair paycheck… Are you?
A while back, I bought a can of lemonade at our local fairtrade shop. It was a limited edition, with a cool cartoon on the can. The lemonade tasted like Fanta or Fanta world (no, this is not an advertorial, I just reaaaally like the soda 😀 ), so for me it was a win-win deal. I had fun making pictures too.