Promoting fair trade in Roscommon

A committee has been formed to promote fair trade products in the Roscomon Town area. Goods carrying the fair trade logo are certified as having being produced ethically by workers and farmers in developed countries and they are being paid a just price for their labour and crops.   There will be a stand featuring a range of fair trade products at Roscommon Farmers’ Market on Friday 8th June. The goods on display will range from coffee and tea, fruit juices and snack bars to footballs and cotton goods.   There will be people in attendance who will answer questions on the concept of fair trade and social justice in the developing world.