St Mark's is an accredited Fairtrade parish, using and promoting Fairtrade products wherever possible.
Fairtrade is an organisation whose aim is to help give poor farmers in the developing world a chance against international companies and large manufacturers who set unfair trade prices to make themselves large profits.
Fairtrade helps the poor farmer obtain better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the devloping world.
Fairtrade addresses the injustices of conventional trade which traditonally discriminates against the poorest, weakest producers by requiring companies to pay sustainable prices. It enables the small farmer to improve their position and have more control over their lives.
You can help by buying fairly traded produce in your shopping. These are products showing the Fairtrade mark (above) on the packaging. There are many products in our local shops and supermarkets, including tea, coffee, chocolate, sugar, fruit and clothing.
Make the swap next time you shop. Try a fairly traded product today. For more information visit: http://www.fairtrade.org.uk
Did you know that Enfield is a Fairtrade Borough? To find out more go to: http://www.fairtradeenfield.btik.com