Fairtrade event proves popular

PUBLISHED: 15:03 26 April 2007 | UPDATED: 10:19 31 May 2010

Jean Wheeler and Sonia Girling enjoy fairtrade coffee. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Jean Wheeler and Sonia Girling enjoy fairtrade coffee. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

ETHICAL goods and information on fairtrading company Traidcraft were available at a fair trade evening in Saffron Walden last week. Around 50 people attended the evening, which included presentations on Traidcraft and ethical company Hatti Trading, which

ETHICAL goods and information on fairtrading company Traidcraft were available at a fair trade evening in Saffron Walden last week.

Around 50 people attended the evening, which included presentations on Traidcraft and ethical company Hatti Trading, which works with poor people in Nepal.

Jean Wheeler, the Traidcraft representative who ran the evening, said: "It went very well - everyone found the presentation interesting and informative and it gave people a chance to see the full range of goods that Traidcraft sells.

"We had some items there but also catalogues showing the full range, which includes things like tea, coffee, biscuits, dried fruit and sugar, as well as household items like glasses, jugs and tea towels.

"Traidcraft also sells clothes and we had a couple of models present who showed off some of the selection."

Mrs Wheeler regularly sells Traidcraft goods at the churches in Saffron Walden and organises informative events such as the one held in the Methodist church on Tuesday every two years or so.

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