Why Fairtrade Balls? The Fairtrade system gives workers and stitchers in the sports ball industry an opportunity to improve their lives. Wages for hired labour workers must equal at least their country’s national minimum wage. Producers do not use child labour. An additional Fairtrade premium provides funds for community health and education projects.

The Campaign Idea We recently set ourselves a new target – to provide a Fairtrade sports ball to all six Mossley schools. This seems to be an all-win situation, promoting Fairtrade, sport (especially following the Olympics), giving a gift to our local schools and supporting the communities who...

Fairtrade Fortnight will kick off a whole year of events to take Fairtrade further.  We recently set ourselves a new target – to provide a Fairtrade sports ball to all six Mossley schools. This seems to be an all-win situation, promoting Fairtrade, sport (especially following the Olympics), giving...

  A step is any action that supports Fairtrade – taking a first step could be someone buying their first packet of Fairtrade coffee, tea or sugar, or converting your whole office to Fairtrade! When you take a step to register it over at www.fairtrade.org.uk/step and help to reach...

[caption id="attachment_296" align="alignright" width="300"] John Henshaw, actor and local resident, presentedthe Certificate of Fairtrade Town Status to the Mayor of Mossley, Councillor Anthony Milne who received it on behalf of the Town.[/caption] Mossley achieved Fairtrade Town Status on 5th September 2011. Becoming a Fairtrade Town is an incredible...

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