At St. James' we are proud to be a
we are committed to:-
- using Fairtrade tea and coffee after services and in all meetings
- moving forward using other Fairtrade products
-promoting Fairtrade during Fairtrade Fortnight and at other times of year through events, worship and other activities.
Our United Churches t-shirts are printed on Fairtrade cotton and were supplied by
We encourage couples getting married in our churches to consider buying Fairtrade Gold wedding rings.
Buying Fairtrade Gold jewellery can make a difference to the lives of gold miners and their families.
16 million people work in small scale mining, one of the most dangerous industries in the world, under harsh conditions and often with little or no regard to health and safety measures. To achieve Fairtrade status industries have to meet strict standards of operation, with better working conditions, environmental issues considered, workers' rights respected and children protected from illegal employment. Registration as a Fairtrade industry opens up access to markets and pays a Fairtrade premium which helps to improve working conditions and fund social enterprise projects within communities, such as new schools or health care facilities.
Please consider looking at fairly traded options for your jewellery purchases. You can find stockists that sell Fairtrade Gold on the Fairtrade Foundation website and following their links to retailers ranging from independent jewellers to nations companies such as Argos.