We’re big fans of Fairtrade ain’t we, gang? Given the choice of exploiting workers or paying them a living wage we do the right thing.
Buying Fairtrade is a big-ass Butterfly because we get to change the world while trotting down the aisle of a supermarket. We all remember the classic Sesame Street sketch: “A loaf of bread, a quart of milk, a stick of butter and some sugar to radically change the lives of the world’s poorest people and show the developed world’s corporations we ain’t taking their shit no more.” It’s that easy, Butterfliers!
Here at Zero Towers we buy Fairtrade chocolate, sugar, chocolate spread, jam, chutney, bananas, oranges, apples, satsumas, grapes, sweets, brownies, cookies, cereal bars, socks, T-shirts, jeans and Fairtrade teabags for when Mother Zero visits. It takes no more effort to bung a Fairtrade banana into the trolley than it does your classic or “horribly immoral” banana but the difference is huge: change lives or do harm. The tiny price difference – about 7p for a pack of seven bananas – is worth it and goes a long way. That long way being several thousand miles, to the farmers who can now afford to do the little things in life that make life worth living. Like actually staying alive.