As part of the "ten cities project" - (the peoples initiative set up simultaneously award 10 towns and cities across the Fairtrade Status during Fairtrade Fortnight) Liverpool will join the long list of existing Fairtrade towns and cities who have already pledged to make a positive commitment and contribution to Fairtrade.
As a Fair Trade Town or city - set criteria must be met. Criteria amongst other things includes: mobilising support groups across Liverpool i.e. youth and community groups and targeting a number of retail and catering outlets, to stock and promote Fairtrade.
It is this last criteria that is proving the most challenging. The number of retail and catering outlets differ depending on the individual’s towns or cities population figures. In Liverpool's case we need to target no less than 46 and 35 outlets respectively.
This is where we need YOUR HELP,
Do you know of any cafes/shops in Liverpool that currently stock Fairtrade products?
Do you know of any cafes/shops that would like to stock Fairtrade products?
By building awareness among consumers of the inequalities of trade, and the implications of their buying decisions, Fair Trade can empower people to challenge the ways that trade works.
Everyone is entitled to make socially responsible choices. YOU can make a socially responsible choice – choose Fair Trade - Help Liverpool become a Fairtrade City.
If you can help in anyway or would like to help with the challenge - please contact:
Fairtrade City Challenge
Liverpool World Centre
T: 0151 794 2983