Lynne Featherstone MP last week visited a local Co-operative store on Tottenham Lane as part of their preparations for Fair-trade fortnight.
The Liberal Democrat MP met with staff and operations manager Adnan Naqvi, and was shown the numerous fair-trade products in store. The MP for Hornsey and Wood Green was told about the Co-operative’s pledge. The pledge states that, if products can be labelled fair-trade, they will be, and that the business aims to have achieved 90% of this by the end of the year.
Fair-trade Fortnight is the annual celebration of the fair-trade movement that helps producers in developing countries by guaranteeing fair prices and providing an additional social premium to fund vital community projects.
Adnan Naqvi, Operations Manager for the store said:
“Fair-trade Fortnight is a great opportunity to highlight the importance of this vital global movement, and we’re really looking forward to welcoming Lynne to our store.
“We’re really proud of our fair-trade range here in Tottenham Lane, it’s fantastic to think that people can pop into the store for some fruit for the children, some coffee for the office or even a cheeky bottle of wine for that evening and, at the same time, be helping communities thousands of miles away.”
Lynne Featherstone MP said:
“It was great to visit the cooperative store in my constituency and discuss the fair-trade products on offer.
“It is crucial that we give producers around the world a fair deal and I applaud The Co-operative for their efforts in this regard. I am always happy to support Fair-trade Fortnight – making the switch to fair-trade products can make a massive difference to others!”