This year, to celebrate the annual Fairtrade Fortnight, The Fairtrade Foundation has launched a new campaign, Make Bananas Fair, asking the UK public to help end the supermarket price wars, including a petition asking the government to urgently step in and investigate the impact of retailer pricing practices.
Bananas have always been one of the main symbols of the Fairtrade movement. They are one of the most popular foods in the world and absolutely indispensable for anyone with children. They often form the basis of a baby’s first tastes and textures. They are a quick, portable and simple meal for toddlers, an ideal after-school snack, terrific before sports and just plain delicious. They are worth every penny at the double the price we are currently paying in supermarkets. Tell me – would you stop buying bananas if they were twice as expensive? They would still be an absolute bargain.
Paying just a bit more for our bananas would make a huge difference in the lives of banana farmers and labourers. It would mean they were paid fairly.
You can sign the ‘Make Bananas Fair’ petition and find everything else relating to Fairtrade Fortnight over on the campaign microsite.
Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world. Doesn’t that make sense?
The Fableists clothing is made in Fairtrade certified factories. To celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight, The Fableists is offering 15% off all orders until March 9th.