Seaford: Fairtrade movement looking to develop

IT’S been six years since a small group were in talks about setting up a Fairtrade Group in Seaford.

Since then there have been many achievements with many more businesses selling Fairtrade goods; a wider range of Fairtrade goods available in shops and Seaford has been officially recognised as a Fairtrade Town.

Fairtrade focuses on guaranteeing producers, mainly in developing countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America, a fair price for their goods.

The Fairtrade Group will be gathering at Seaford Little Theatre on Tuesday, January 17 to hold its annual meeting where everyone is welcome.

The annual meeting will hear about Fairtrade developments in Seaford over the last year and plans for 2012.

There will be a speaker, Sally Reith, who will describe the work of Shared Interest.

This is a financial co-operative, set up by a group of Fairtrade pioneers, which lends money to farmers and handicraft makers in the developing world.

Those present at the meeting, which starts at 7pm, can also enjoy a glass or two of Fairtrade wine.