Cllr Michael Long said, “I welcome the news that Sainsbury’s are launching a fairtrade clothing range. The money generated by this range will go to small-scale cotton farmers in Mali and Cameroon.
“I would strongly encourage everyone to buy Fairtrade products where possible because the money goes straight to producers. This cash helps provide a fair deal for farmers and businesses in developing countries.
“Alliance has consistently campaigned to get Castlereagh Borough Council to use more Fairtrade products, and we brought a motion to council in early 2005 demanding this measure.
“We are also trying to get Dundonald designated as a Fairtrade village, in order to further promote these products in this area. Alliance strongly supports Fairtrade products because the money generated helps promote equality and provide sustainable growth in developing countries.”