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Fair's fare - Labelling

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Where to go and what to do:

Many fairly traded products are now on superstore shelves - if they aren't, keep asking why not. An effective system of labelling is essential to inform consumers, fend off fakers and encourage the rest. Look for these labels wherever you are.

Fair Trade Labelling Organizations International (FLO) Brings together most national labelling organizations listed below. FLO members have agreed common principles, which include: . Democratic organization . Recognized trade unions . No child labour . Decent working conditions . Environmental sustainability . Price that covers costs of production . Social premium to improve conditions . Long-term relationship

The FLO monitoring programme ensures that all the trading partners continue to comply with fair-trade criteria and that individual producers benefit.
Fairtrade Labelling Organizations International (FLO), Kaiser-Friedrich Strasse 13, D-53113 Bonn, Germany, Tel: +49 228 949230, Fax: +49 228 2421713,
E-mail: coordination@fairtrade.net
Website: www.fairtrade.net

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Fairtrade
Fairtrade Ireland: Fairtrade Mark Ireland,
PO Box 6031, Dublin 6;
Tel: +353 1 475 3515;
Fax: +353 1 475 3515;
E-mail: fair.mark@pobox.com

Britain: Fairtrade Foundation,
Suite 204, 16 Baldwins Gardens,
London EC1N 7RJ;
Tel: +44 2 07 4055942;
Fax: +44 2 07 4055943;
E-mail: mail@fairtrade.org.uk 
Website: www.gn.apc.org/fairtrade/

 

Max Havelaar Max Havelaar
Belgium: Max Havelaar Belgie,
Boulevard Leopold II, 184 D,
B-1080 Brussels;
Tel: +32 2 411 64 62;
Fax: +32 2 411 60 05;
E-mail: info@maxhavelaar.be

France: Max Havelaar France,
41 Rue Emile Zola, F-93100 Montreuil;
Tel: +33 1 42877021;
Fax: +33 1 48700768;
E-mail: Mhavelaar@aol.com

The Netherlands: Stichting Max
Havelaar, Postbus 1252,
NL-3512 BG, Utrecht;
Tel: +31 30 2334602;
Fax: +31 30 2332992;
E-mail: maxhavelaar@maxhavelaar.nl
Website: www.maxhavelaar.nl

Max Havelaar Denmark:
c/o FKN, Nørregade 13 kld,
DK-1165, Københaven K;
Tel: +45 33 11 1345;
Fax: +45 33 11 1347;
E-mail: info@maxhavelaar.dk 
Website: www.maxhavelaar.dk

Norway: Storgata 33c, 0184 Oslo;
Tel: +47 22 982626;
Fax: +47 22 360623;
E-mail: maxhavelaar@maxhavelaar.no
http:\\surf.to/max.havelaar.norge

Finland (Associate member):
Reilun kaupan edistämisyhdistys ry,
Ludviginkatu 3-5 B42, O0130 Helsinki;
Tel: +358 9 643153;
Fax: +358 9 643156;
E-mail: reilukey@kaapeli.fi 
Website: www.kepa.fi/merkki

Max Havelaar Switzerland: Max Havelaar Stiftung Schweiz,
Malzgasse 25, CH-4052 Basel;
Tel: +41 61 271500;
Fax: +41 61 271562;
E-mail: postmaster@maxhavelaar.ch

TransFair
TransFair Austria: TransFair Austria,
Wipplingerstr.32, A-1010 Wien;
Tel: 43 1 53309561;
Fax: +43 1 5330957;
E-mail: transfair.a@magnet.at 
Website: www.oneworld.at/transfair/

Canada (Associate member):
Transfair Canada / Fair TradeMark,
8323 Chapel Street, 2nd floor,
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7Z2;
Tel: +1 613 5633351;
Fax: +1 613 2375969;
E-mail: fairtrade@cyberus.ca 
Website: www.web.net/fairtrade

Germany: TransFair Germany,
Remigiusstr.21, 50937 Köln;
Tel: +49 221 9420400;
Fax: +49 221 94204040;
E-mail: info@transfair.org 
Website: www.transfair.org

Italy: Transfair Italy,
Piazetta Forzate 1,
1-35137 Padova;
Tel: +39 049 8750 823;
Fax: +39 049 8750 910;
E-mail: transfai@intercity.it
www.citinv.it/equo/homefair.htm

Japan (Associate member): Transfair Japan,
c/o St Paul Lutheran Church of the JELC,
5-3-1 Koutoubashi, Sumida-ku, Tokyo 130;
Tel: +81 3 36347867;
Fax: +81 3 36347808;
E-mail: wakatiai@mail.big.or.jp

Luxembourg: Transfair Minka Luxembourg,
13 Rue de la Gare,
L-5353 Oetrange;
Tel: +352 350762;
Fax: +352 350762;
E-mail: transfair@pt.lu

USA (Associate member): Transfair USA,
52 Ninth Street, Oakland CA 94607;
Tel: +1 510 6635260;
Fax: +1 510 6635264;
E-mail: transfair@transfairusa.org

Föreningen för Rättvisemärkt
Rattvisemarkt Sweden: Föreningen för Rättvisemärkt,
Drakenbergsgatan 11,
SE-117 41 Stockholm;
Tel: +46 8 668 0350;
Fax: +46 8 668 0314;
E-mail: handla@raettvist.se 
Website: www.raettvist.se


Divine chocolate and gepa honey
Packs to pick out
– from Divine chocolate to
Gepa honey from Chile, the range and quality of
fairly traded products is improving all the time.

Australasia
The small scale of fairly traded products means that there is currently no Fairtrade Labelling Organization based here. For contacts in Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand see ‘Trading’ below.

 

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Fair's fare - Trading

There's an enormous range of fair-trade products available from alternative outlets. Here the label matters less than the organization - whether it's an aid agency or an alternative trading organization (ATO).

The International Federation for Alternative Trade (IFAT) A global network of 145 fair-trade organizations in 47 countries, many of them Southern producers. They have agreed common principles: . To improve the livelihoods of producers . To promote development opportunities for disadvantaged producers . To raise consumer awareness . To set an example of partnership in trade . To campaign for changes in conventional trade . To protect human rights.

International Federation for Alternative Trade,
30 Murdock Road, Bicester, Oxon OX6 7RF, UK,
Tel: +44 1869 249 819, Fax: +44 1869 246 381,
E-mail: cwills@ifat.org.uk Website: www.ifat.org

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Here are just a few IFAT members – they can tell you about
their fellow members and trading partners in the South:

Aotearoa/New Zealand
Trade Aid Importers Ltd,
174 Gayhurst Road, PO Box 35-049, Christchurch;
Tel: +64 3 385 3535;
Fax: +64 3 385 3536;
E-mail: stephena@tradeaid.co.nz
Website: www.tradeaid.co.nz

Australia
Community Aid Abroad Trading,
278 Grand Junction Road,
Athol Park, SA 5012;
Tel: +61 1800 088 455
(toll free from within Australia)
or +61 8 83410555;
E-mail: mailord@caatrading.org.au
Website: www.caatrading.org.au

Britain

SUPPORT FAIR TRADE!
www.onevillage.org

One Village is a UK based wholesaler and retailer of craft made articles sourced from producers in some of the poorest parts of the world: dramatic lighting, made-up fabrics (for curtains / throws / tablecloths), cushions, rugs, containers, and more. There is an emphasis on quality and good design. You can now shop on-line by visiting www.onevillage.org

Equal Exchange Trading Limited,
10A Queensferry Street,
Edinburgh EH2 4DF;
Tel: +44 131 220 3484;
Fax: +44 131 220 3565;
E-mail: info@equalexchange.co.uk
Website: www.equalexchange.co.uk

Oxfam Fair Trade Co,
274 Banbury Road,
Oxford OX2 7DZ;
Tel: +44 1865 313600;
Fax: +44 1865 312018;
E-mail:oxfam@oxfam.org.uk
Website: www.oxfam.org.uk

Traidcraft Exchange,
Kingsway, Gateshead, NE11 0NE;
Tel: +44 191 491 0591;
Fax: +44 191 482 2690;
E-mail: comms@traidcraft.co.uk
Website: www.traidcraft.co.uk

Canada
Ten Thousand Villages (Canada),
PO Box 869, New Hamburg,
Ontario, NOB 2GO;
Tel: +1 519 662 1879;
Fax: +1 519 662 375;
E-mail: doug@villages.ca 
Website: www.tenthousandvillages.com

Ireland
Oxfam Ireland,
9 Burgh Quay, Dublin 2;
Tel: +353 1 672 7662;
Fax: +353 1 672 7680;
E-mail: oxireland@oxfam.ie 
Website: www.oxfamireland.org

Japan
Global Village Fair Trade Company,
Noge 1-13-16, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo 158;
Tel: +81 33 705 0233;
Fax: +81 33 705 0255;
E-mail: gv@gn.apc.org 
Website: www.globalvillage.or.jp

South Africa
Just Exchange,
PO Box 13154,
Mowbray, Cape Town 7705;
Tel: +27 21 448 6672;
Fax: +27 21 473 498;
E-mail: justex@wn.apc.org 
Website: www.peoplink.org/just-exchange

US
Equal Exchange,
251 Revere Street,
Canton, MA 02021;
Tel: +1 781 830 0303;
Fax: +1 781 830 0282;
E-mail: jrosenthal@equalexchange.com
Website: www.equalexchange.com

Ten Thousand Villages (USA),
704 Main Street, PO Box 5000,
Akron, Pa. 17501-0500;
Tel: +1 717 8598100;
Fax: +1 717 859 2622;
Website: www.tenthousandvillages.com

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