Fairtrade Fortnight in the Mearns

Fairtrade Fortnight begins on Monday February 24, and will run until Sunday March 9.

There is lots going on in the area to mark the Fairtrade Fortnight, and during this time Dickson’s Fairtrade Shop in Laurencekirk will be offering a 20% discount on all food and gift items.

There are lots of ideas for unusual gifts, and as well as the wide selection of food, there is a new range of fairly traded, eco cleaning products.

Dickson’s Cafe/ shop is open every Thursday and Friday and is run by volunteers who give freely of their time to support both Fairtrade and the community.

Fairtrade Fortnight 2014 marks the launch of a unique campaign that aims to transform the banana industry to ensure those at the sharp end of the supply chain, the millions of struggling banana farmers and workers, get a fair deal.

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