Cockermouth has now gained official fairtrade status from the Fairtrade Foundation. The status shows that Cockermouth has now joined 15 other towns and villages in Cumbria, and as a county we have the highest figure of fairtrade status villages and towns. The county council has even declared that Cumbria is a fairtrade county, such is the committment to fairtrade in Cumbria.
Fairtrade is a trading system which guarantees that farmers in developing countries receive a fair price for their product, which helps them to work their way out of poverty and towards sustainable livelihoods.
The following shops in Cockermouth sell Fairtrade products :
Co-op, Station St:
Coffee, tea, chocolate, cocoa, sugar, honey, muesli, cakes, shortbread, snack bars, fruit, beer, wine.
Oxfam, Station St:
Coffee, tea, drinking chocolate, boxed chocolates, cocoa, chocolate, honey, snack bars, biscuits, dried fruit.
The following restaurants and cafes serve Fairtrade products :
The following accommodation providers serve Fairtrade products :
The following organisations serve Fairtrade products :
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