Group celebrates 25 years of Fairtrade mark

PUBLISHED: 17:00 18 October 2019

Members of the town celebrating 25 years of fair trade in Pill.    Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Members of the town celebrating 25 years of fair trade in Pill. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

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A North Somerset village celebrated 25 years of Fairtrade on Saturday.

Members of the Pill and Easton-in-Gordano Fairtrade group met in Pill precinct to construct a giant Fairtrade mark out of paint, tissue paper and other craft materials to celebrate the movement's silver anniversary.

A selection of products, provided by the Southern Co-op, were also on display, as well as delicious chocolate for visitors to taste.

The group will mark the 10th birthday of Pill being a Fairtrade Village, in February.

Each year the group celebrates the annual Fairtrade Fortnight by inviting a farmer working within a Fairtrade cooperative to give a talk.

This year, Nicaraguan coffee farmer Junieth talked about her work and the difference Fairtrade cooperatives have made to the lives of women in rural areas.

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