Do you choose Fairtrade?

It’s funny how things change as you get older and even more so when you become a parent. Perhaps it’s because we become more aware of the world around us, we want to make it a better place for our children and our children’s children? Another aspect is when I look at my children and realise just how lucky they are, we live in a nice house, in a nice town, they go to school and pre-school every day, they don’t have to work, they get to play and be children. But in other countries the children and their families aren’t so lucky, children are sent out to work to help provide for their families. Take cotton for instance, it’s not an easy product to farm and for many cotton farmers they don’t always earn as much as it costs them to actually grow it.

In 2012 Fairtrade want to make a difference, they are aiming for 1.5million steps which is one step for every farmer and worker they are aiming to help in developing countries. To do your bit all you have to do is look for the Fairtrade label the next time you are buying cotton products and you can be sure that your purchase will make a difference in their lives. As one school year draws to a close, it will soon be time to start thinking about uniforms for the next school year – how about buying Fairtrade cotton and tell your child all about it. Set the seed early with them, talk to them about how they can help to make a difference too.

If you buy your child’s school uniform Fairtrade this year you can even get rewarded for it by entering your step on the Fairtrade step-o-meter to be in with a chance of winning one of 50 Pamper Packs filled with Fairtrade treats just for you. In your pamper pack you can expect to find beauty products courtesy of LUSH, yummy chocolates from Divine and many more luxuries besides.

To find out more about this campaign and other ways that you can help to make lives better for others in developing countries just head over to Fairtrade today.

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