Clackmannanshire Council supports Fairtrade, and is working with people and organisations in the community to raise awareness of trade justice and fairly traded products.
Clackmannanshire has been a Fairtrade Zone since 2012 - this means that the Fairtrade Foundation has recognised us as a "community that supports Fairtrade and deepens understanding of the benefits Fairtrade brings; takes action by choosing Fairtrade products whenever possible and encourages others to do likewise; and achieves and continues to take action on the five Fairtrade Town goals set by the Fairtrade Foundation."
At the last count, you could buy Fairtrade products in at least 17 shops in Clackmannanshire; and 11 cafes and restaurants served Fairtrade tea and coffee.
Fairtrade means better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world.
Fairtrade aims to enable the poorest farmers and workers to improve their position and have more control over their lives. The FAIRTRADE Mark on a product means that:
If you would like to learn more about Fairtrade, please contact John Lamond (or telephone 01259 729 611) to arrange for a member of the Fairtrade steering group to come and talk to your school or workplace.
You can find more information on the Fairtrade Foundation's website
Kilncraigs, Greenside Street, Alloa, FK10 1EB
Tel: 01259 450 000 Fax: 01259 727 453