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“By shopping more ethically, we can help eradicate global trafficking”

“Outland Denim is based on Tambourine Mountain in our Diocese’s geographical area. They manufacture and market jeans and other clothing items. They are scrupulous about their material supply chain and pay their Cambodian employees fairly. Seventeen per cent of their employees in Cambodia report having been rescued from trafficking,” says parishioner The Rev’d John Martin from The Parish of Robina

The anglican focus editor is giving away these beautiful Fair Trade Eden pearl earrings. She is wearing a bangle made from recycled bombshells, as featured in the Fair Trade Association’s Mother’s Day Fair Trade Shopping Guide, and Fair Trade Eden “Restore Dignity” earrings
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The pearl of great price

“Still popular now, jewellery makes great presents for loved ones. Yet if you pick up a necklace or earrings from a jewellery shop or market stall or ‘cheap’ shop, can you be sure that the workers in the supply chain were treated well? Fair Trade treats artisans, workers and farmers as if they are of immense value – just like the pearl,” says The Rev’d John Martin as Mother’s Day approaches, with the anglican focus editor giving away a beautiful pair of Fair Trade pearl earrings to a reader

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Fair Trade: realising the message of The Magnificat

“Finding the right gift for special people at Christmas is a challenge. Buying from The Fair Trade Christmas Shopping Guide helps with choosing beautiful quality gifts, while giving us the peace of mind knowing that our purchases are helping people in distant places,” says The Rev’d John Martin

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Exploring Fair Trade through the Word, reflection, action and prayer

“In 1946 Mennonite Christian Edna Byler’s life changed. She and her husband visited Puerto Rico. She was struck by the poverty of the people of the La Plata Valley, and, having herself lived through the Depression, was impressed by their dignity and their desire to help themselves. She wondered how she could help,” says The Rev’d John Martin from Resource Church the Parish of Robina, while offering a Bible study resource as Fair Trade Fortnight approaches on 6-19 August

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Building back fairer

“Many Australians, including Christians, generously donate to aid organisations who assist in times of disaster and in the development space by helping to lift living conditions. Fair trade can be seen as ‘aid through trade’. We all make purchases, including tea, coffee, chocolate, clothes and other goods. Fair trade is a way of doing differently what we already do every day,” says The Rev’d John Martin from Resource Church the Parish of Robina, as World Fair Trade Day approaches on 8 May