Here at St Luke’s, we’re keen to support fairtrade companies. If a product is labelled ‘fairtrade’, it means the producers are paid a decent price for their products and labour, and have better working conditions. This counters the injustices of conventional trade, which discriminates against the poorest producers.
St Luke’s has its own regular Traidcraft stall. Open every Sunday after the 11am service, you can pick up fairtrade basics such as rice, pasta, sugar, cereal, tea, coffee, dried fruit and chocolate. By choosing to spend our money on these products, we can each do our bit to help fight poverty and give people more control over their lives.
With Christmas fast approaching, now’s the time to check out the selection of fairtrade gifts, advent calendars, cards, decorations and wrapping paper on the Traidcraft stall. You can browse the catalogue or look online at www.traidcraftshop.co.uk, then place an order with Rachel Blackamore or Rosie Sheldon and collect your items at church (saving on postage and packing costs).
The absolute deadline for Christmas orders is 14 December (to pick up on 21 December) but popular items may sell out, so get your orders in early!