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Horsham Fairtrade Christmas Market returns

The Horsham Fairtrade Christmas Market is back at its traditional indoor location at St John’s Church Hall near Wilko on Saturday, November 26th from 10am-4pm.

Fair Christmas Market

Organizers say it provides an opportunity to do your Christmas shopping with a clear conscience. Spokeswoman Felicity Harrington said: “Loving Tradesmen will be there with a wonderful selection of foods, gifts and sweets for a Fair Christmas – Cocoa Loco chocolates, Love that Stuff clothing and jewelry, FairKind toys, Nika Deluxe toiletries, Siwok wood crafts, Baskets from Ghana, Amazonian crafts , foods, gifts, clothing, Christmas cards and Advent calendars from Fairtrade retailer Traidcraft.In addition, there will be a raffle on beautiful baskets consisting of Fairtrade merchandise donated by all major retailers such as Waitrose, Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury’s and Cobb as well as Small Traders There will be luxurious toiletries, exquisite textiles, delicious chocolates and much more Sales of all these items help workers in the developing world improve their lives.

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“The Fair Trade label means that farmers and producers receive a fair price for their produce and have safe and healthy working conditions. Plus they receive a Fair Trade premium to spend in their local community. The Fair Trade premium used to go to medical facilities or school, but priorities had to be developed , which is now mostly spent on counteracting the effects of climate change Visit the Fairtrade booth to find out more about Fairtrade’s climate change campaign and the Sussex Green Living’s Green Hub at the United Reformed Church to learn more about local environmental initiatives Father Christmas will be there to welcome all visitors to the Market Fair trade, especially the little ones! We look forward to seeing you there.”

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Fairtrade is an accreditation system that aims to ensure that a set of standards are met in the production and supply of a product or component. For farmers and workers, fair trade means workers’ rights, safer working conditions, and fairer wages. For shoppers, that means high-quality products produced ethically.

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