Rainbow Turtle, Renfrewshire’s Fairtrade retailer celebrated its 10th anniversary with George Adam, Paisley’s MSP and Convenor of the Cross Party Group on Fairtrade on Friday, at a business lunch organised to celebrate the occasion. The lunch was organised by Rainbow Turtle in Paisley town hall to discuss issues involving the Fairtrade organisation. Guest speaker at the event was Paul Chandler from Traidcraft, a large fairtrade business with a turnover of over £17 million pounds.
Speaking at the event George said:
‘It was great to hear from Paul about the benefits and the challenges that the Fairtrade movement faces in the future.
‘There has been such amazing developments within the movement, making the Fairtrade mark a mainstream feature of products found in supermarkets, world’s away from the original markets within churches around the country.
‘This year will see Scotland submit its bid to be a Fairtrade nation. I was delighted to be invited to attend the event with others that have worked so hard to make Paisley and Renfrewshire Fairtrade areas, Minister for Local Government and Planning, Derek Mackay MSP, and Cllr Brian Lawson, Convenor of Renfrewshire Fairtrade Steering Group.’