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I don't know about you, but my first consideration when shopping is usually about economics. Can I afford it? However, when I start thinking about where an item came from - did that $15 skirt from Bangladesh get made it a sweat shop? - I start to wonder how much extra I would pay to make sure the person who produced the skirt was getting paid a proper wage.

The next question is, how do you know that money is actually going to the right place? And the list goes on from there.

Organisations such as Fairtrade have covered all these questions for you. Buying something marked as Fairtrade means being satisfied that the goods you're buying aren't going towards keeping sweat shops running.

"Fairtrade is about stable prices, decent working conditions and the empowerment of farmers and workers around the world." - www.fairtrade.com.au

So, how do you buy Fairtrade? Well, more and more products are being marked with the familiar Fairtrade logo and you can look out for those when you're in a supermarket or local shop but the Victorian Fair Trade market is making it easy for you.
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Moral Fairground is two Fair Trade Markets on the 6th of August and the 13th of August. This will be part of the Annual Victorian Fair Trade Festival which runs from the 4th to the 17th of August.

Market No. 1 is on Sunday 6th of August 2017, 10.00am 4.00pm at the Preston City Hall, Gower Street Preston

Market No. 2 is on Sunday 13th of August 2017, 10.00am 4.00pm Preston City Hall, Gower Street Preston

"In unity we can inspire and educate so everyday people can make informed choices, for positive outcomes." - Moral Fairground.

If you're an ethical organisation or community group that would like to participate in the event, please email Moral Fairground at info@moralfairground.com.au with the subject Exhibitor

Or, if you're like me and want to learn more about ethical products and see what's on offer, attend one of the two markets in August.

For more information, go to: Moral Fairground Market
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Why? Ethical product sourcing
When: Sunday, 6th August and Sunday, 13th August 2017
Phone: 0409 943 254
Where: Preston City Hall
Cost: Free
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