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Fairtrade goes deeper in Yate

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Published: 24/10/2013

Organised by the South Gloucestershire Fairtrade Group (SGFG), the aim of the event was to raise awareness about some of the 3,000 products which now bear the FAIRTRADE mark, ensuring producers in third world countries receive a fair price for their wares. These include chocolate, wine, cotton, beauty products and even footballs.

It also provided an opportunity to recruit new members to get involved with SGFG and a ‘discussion zone’ was set up featuring a panel of experts who were on hand to answer any questions about Fairtrade.

The team will be out and about at Yate Shopping Centre on Saturday 23 November when they will be taking part in a Christmas charity event from 12pm. They will have an information stand featuring information about Fairtrade products, how to become a member of the group and details on how to help the town retain its Fairtrade status.

Lydia Nash, South Gloucestershire Fairtrade Coordinator, said: “The evening was a real success and demonstrated how people in South Gloucestershire really do want to learn more about Fairtrade and they are keen to buy products in their local shops.

“We are always on the look out for more people to join the South Gloucestershire Fairtrade Group so please get in touch if you would be interested in attending a meeting or come and see us at Yate Shopping Centre on November 23.”

To join SGFG contact Lydia Nash on 01454 863119 or email

For more information on where to shop local visit or

The event at Yate Library was held on Friday 18 October as part of our ongoing Discover festival.

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