Fairtrade International have recently released guidelines to all Fairtrade Cooperatives enabling them to use their Fairtrade Premium money towards effective PPE for workers and health and hygiene programmmes to help raise awareness of the virus and the precautions people can take. We will sadly see the impact of the virus affect poorer countries both in terms of the populations health and also economically in the coming months, and trading fairly to help these people and their livelihoods get back on their feet sustainably after this crisis is more important than ever.
As someone who works in the NHS, be assured that any goods will be handled with well washed hands, before sending onto any customers, and Im taking the extra precaution of wiping goods that can be wiped also with diluted Dettol, to be extra safe. Please also wipe items when you receive them and wash your hands. Im remaining open for small local deliveries in Leigh and nearby areas, especially for people who cannot get out and about due to isolation. Im hoping to source some items that have been harder for people to find in coming days such as Traidcraft pasta, liquid hand soap and Traidcraft toilet rolls, so do pop back if you are struggling to find these items locally.
Most of all Stay Home, Stay Safe. God Bless x