Glastonbury is a Fairtrade Town and theTown Council has made a commitment to support Fairtrade and use licensed products with the FAIRTRADE Mark. More information on Fairtrade can be found at www.fairtrade.co.uk
Glastonbury is proud to call itself a Fairtrade Town since being granted status on 7th May 2003.
To retain this status, a Glastonbury Fairtrade Town Steering Group is responsible for promoting the use and sale of Fairtrade Goods in the Town. To help you identify those establishments in Glastonbury which offer Fairtrade goods, the group has compiled a list below.
If you are interested in joining the Fairtrade Steering Group please email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01458 831769.
Glastonbury Establishments offering Fairtrade Goods
Abbey Tea Rooms 16 Magdalene St, Glastonbury,. BA6 9EH Tel. 01458 832852 Website: abbeytearooms.co.uk
Art of Africa 15 High St, Glastonbury, BA6 9DP Tel. 01458 835343
Burns the Bread 14 High St, Glastonbury, BA6 9DU Tel. 01458 831532 Website: burnsthebread.co.uk
Coffee Zero 46 High St, Glastonbury, BA6 9DU Tel. 01458 835505
Co-op 32-34 High St, Glastonbury, BA6 9DX Tel. 01458 831003
Earth Fayre 45 High St, Glastonbury, BA6 9DS Tel. 01458 831004 Website: earthfare.co.uk
Excalibur 22 High St, Glastonbury, BA6 9DU Tel. 01458 258301 Website: excaliburcafe.net
Fragrant Earth 5a High St, Glastonbury, BA6 9DP Tel. 01458 897050 Website: fragrantearth.com
Hundred Monkeys 52 High St, Glastonbury, BA6 9DY Tel. 01458 833386 Website: hundredmonkeyscafe.com
Lazy Gecko 8 Magdalene St, Glastonbury, BA6 9EH Tel. 01458 835624
Mocha Berry 14 Market Place, Glastonbury, BA6 9HJ Tel. 01458 832149
Morrisons Street Road, Glastonbury, BA6 9PA Tel. 01458 831087
Oxfam 18 Market Place, Glastonbury, BA6 9PA
Rainbow’s End Café 17a High St, Glastonbury, BA6 9DP Tel. 01458 833896
Wish You Were Here 12 Market Place, Glastonbury, BA6 9HH Tel. 01458 898255
Did you know that Nestle plans to stop making KitKat with Fairtrade cocoa and sugar?
Details at www.fairtrade.org.uk
This decision will mean a loss of almost £2 million in Fairtrade Premium each year for co-operatives in Côte d’Ivoire, Fiji and Malawi, representing 27,000 small scale producers. The Fairtrade Premium (paid to the co-ops) as well as the guaranteed minimum price for their produce, provides a real lifeline for some of the world’s poorest farmers.
Fairtrade KitKats have made a significant difference to farmers’ lives in the last 10 years. The co-ops have used their Fairtrade Premium to invest in classrooms, dispensaries, canteens, and programmes to help women diversify their income.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, because the co-ops can decide for themselves how to spend their Fairtrade Premium, they have been able to act quickly to buy protective equipment, distribute hand-sanitizers, raise awareness and support families struggling due to illness. The Fairtrade Premium is unique in guaranteeing farmers full control over how they choose to invest it in their communities.
It is not clear what will happen to the cocoa co-ops after this change. There is no transparency or clarity about what Nestle might offer to replace the Fairtrade advantages. For this reason the co-ops in the Ivory Coast have written that they do not want to move away from the Fairtrade system (Their letter to Nestle is on the Fairtrade website).