Fair Trade Kingston is hosting a Fair Trade coffee, tea, and hot chocolate tasting at the Kingston Brewing Company at 34 Clarence Street from 1:30-3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011.
The event is free and open to the public. The goal is to educate and excite the community about the Fair Trade movement in Kingston.
“Choosing Fair Trade products is a great way to show your love for the whole world,” says Mark Abbott, a member of Engineers Without Borders (EWB), which is the leading non-profit organization promoting Fair Trade awareness across Canada.
It has been recognized that Kingston citizens are gaining interest in Fair Trade and that they acknowledge the global impact of buying and using Fair Trade products.
Fair Trade Certified options can be found at local grocery stores and Fair Trade retailers such as Ten Thousand Villages. To make locating Fair Trade products easier, Fairtrade Canada, Canada’s national Fair Trade certifier offers a handy “Fair Trade Finder” tool on their website.
Fair Trade is an alternative and ethical way of doing business with the developing world. Conventional methods of trade seek to obtain the lowest possible prices for imported products without concern for the quality of life for the farmers and producers, while Fair Trade seeks to ensure that farmers are able to live a dignified life.