Manningham Council achieved its Fair Trade Community Status in 2013 by the Fair Trade Association of Australia and New Zealand (FTAANZ).
This means Manningham is committed to promoting the importance of Fairtrade products and also equality and fairness in international trading structures.
Fairtrade provides farmers and workers in developing countries with a fair price for their produce. This protects them from world market prices and allows them to compete in the global economy.
Since 1997, the Fairtrade Foundation has promoted Fairtrade Fortnight which is an annual event aimed to increase awareness of Fairtrade products to the public.
Council is showing its support by promoting Fairtrade Fortnight during 8 – 22 May and encouraging the community to learn more about Fairtrade practices.
A number of businesses within the municipality are Fairtrade certified. This means that they distribute, sell, import, use and/or manufacture products that carry the FAIRTRADE Mark. To find out more, visit the Manningham business website.
If your business does sell fair trade products but you’re not listed on the website, then please let us know.
By making local investments in Fairtrade and sourcing fairtrade products where possible, residents and businesses in Manningham can make a global, positive impact. Everyone in the community has the power to help farmers build better futures for themselves and their families, and to improve working conditions around the world.
To find out more, visit www.fairtrade.com.au or contact the Economic Development and Tourism team on 9840 9338.