Support Fairtrade Fortnight in Ipswich by buying Fairtrade products during work breaks

Launch of the Ipswich Fairtrade Fornight 2017. Picture: MATT STOTT

Launch of the Ipswich Fairtrade Fornight 2017. Picture: MATT STOTT - Credit: Archant

“It’s time to put Fairtrade in your break” – that’s what campaigners are asking people in Ipswich to do as the town continues to celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight next week.

Launch of the Ipswich Fairtrade Fornight 2017. Picture: MATT STOTT

Launch of the Ipswich Fairtrade Fornight 2017. Picture: MATT STOTT - Credit: Archant

Ipswich has been a Fairtrade Town since 2008 and the borough council is planning to stage more events celebrating the movement, which helps farmers in some of the world’s poorest countries, until next Sunday.

This year’s event is also challenging people to try Fairtrade products during their break time, from chocolate bars and bananas, to tea and coffee.

Elaine Coltham, chairman of Ipswich Fairtrade Steering Group, said: “The amazing thing about Fairtrade is they can work their way out of poverty with dignity.

“If they can earn fair wage, work in decent, safe conditions and get a guaranteed amount for their products, it is a win-win situation. If people just buy a couple of Fairtrade things, it will make a huge difference.”