Chesham - a Fairtrade Town
What is Fairtrade?
Chesham:1st Fairtrade Town in Bucks!
Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world. By requiring companies to pay sustainable prices (which must never fall lower than the market price), Fairtrade addresses the injustices of conventional trade, which traditionally discriminates against the poorest, weakest producers. It enables them to improve their position and have more control over their lives.
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Find out about Lydia, Chesham's Fairtrade pioneer, here.
Thanks to everyone who came and had so much fun with us at our Bollywood event. If you missed out, read on to find out about our fab Fairtrade event!
A Year of Action!
Find out what we've been up to over the last 12 months with our jam-packed Annual Report - more info here.
Celebrating 8 Years
Members of Chesham4Fairtrade were let loose in Chesham, accompanied by what looked like a gorilla. It turned out to be the Town Mayor, Cllr Mark Shaw in a gorilla suit! The group toured different places and shops in the town to celebrate the renewal of the town's Fairtrade status for the 8th year.