In April 2017 the Fairtrade Foundation granted Fairtrade status to Halifax. Fairtrade is all about helping the growers and producers of the products we love obtain a decent price. Halifax has committed to supporting Fairtrade and using licenced products with the FAIRTRADE mark.
What is Fairtrade?
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.