Spoil mum this year with a fair trade gift

Oxfam volunteers, from left, Anne Batt, Luke Walsh and Brenda Castaneda with a selection of fair trade products [NAMES OK]
Oxfam volunteers, from left, Anne Batt, Luke Walsh and Brenda Castaneda with a selection of fair trade products [NAMES OK]

The markets will have a range of fair trade gifts made all over the world, with the Environment House stall providing eco-friendly gifts.

There will also be free fair trade coffee, tea and chocolate tasting, as well as a sausage sizzle.

Oxfam volunteer Anne Batt said the markets had been designed to provide an outlet for women in poor communities who handcraft gift items to earn a reliable income in a safe environment.

‘Buying a beautiful fair trade present for your mother meant you were helping to provide a livelihood for another mother in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Paraguay, India, Peru or Uganda,’ she said.

‘A year on from the death of 1138 textile workers in the collapse of the Rama Plaza factory in Bangladesh, we are reminded that many workers, mostly women, are forced to work in dangerous conditions for minimal pay.’