Wairarapa store to fly fair trade banner

By Nathan Crombie nathan.crombie@age.co.nz -
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Masterton Trade Aid manager Brenda Lee says shoppers will get the chance on World Fair Trade Day on Saturday to support fair trade supply chains and food producers around the world. PHOTO/FILE
Masterton Trade Aid manager Brenda Lee says shoppers will get the chance on World Fair Trade Day on Saturday to support fair trade supply chains and food producers around the world. PHOTO/FILE

Masterton Trade Aid shoppers will get a chance to advance fair trade around the globe as part of World Fair Trade Day on Saturday.

Trade Aid Masterton manager Brenda Lee said staff at the Queen St shop would hand out pledge cards to shoppers in the store with a list of actions they could undertake "to continue their journey in becoming agents for change".

"World Fair Trade Day is a day which encourages consumers around the world to become agents for change and participate in creating positive change in livelihoods of producers," Mrs Lee said.

"It's a day worth celebrating and we hope people will pop on in to celebrate with us and find out more."

The day's events will also feature a demonstration of Indian cookery starting at 11.30 on Saturday morning.

There will also be tastings of cold-pressed Palestinian Extra Virgin olive oil from Trade Aid producers Palestine Agricultural Relief Committees.

Mrs Lee said the day would spotlight fair trade supply chains and talented artisans and food producers around the world "who are improving their lives through trade".

Trade Aid has 31 shops nationwide and each shop will be celebrating World Fair Trade Day on Saturday.

For further information on the day's theme 'Agent for Change', visit www.tradeaid. org.nz. Trade Aid was founded in 1973 and is an accredited member of the World Fair Trade Organisation.

Go to www.wfto.com.

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