Group celebrates 25 years of Fairtrade mark
PUBLISHED: 17:00 18 October 2019
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.