Fairwind say that they will be selling the only fairly traded Christmas trees (“Fair Trees®”) in the UK this year. They will be available nationwide from www.fairwindonline.com and orders can be placed from mid October. The BBC, with help from Fairwind, are currently filming a documentary on the serious ethical issues around Christmas trees. This will be aired late November on TV and radio, so Fair Trees® will be a hot topic this Christmas.
Fair Trees® has celebrity support from Katie Melua who said “I am absolutely thrilled that fair trade has reached the poor cone pickers of Georgia. Fair Trees® is a wonderful project that helps improve the lives of many people in remote areas of Georgia, the country where I was born.”