Fair Trade

Fairtrade is about more than fair pay; it is about building connections, community investments, and environmental sustainability. Thanks largely to the Marquis Project and the community, Brandon proudly became Manitoba’s second Fair Trade Town on May 20nd 2014, the 19th Fair Trade Town in Canada! A Fair Trade Town is a community where people use their everyday purchasing power to increase sales of  Fairtrade certified products. This brings positive change to communities in the global south. There are hundreds of Fairtrade products in 20 stores right here in Brandon. Check out the Brandon Stores with Fair Trade Products for more details. Choose fairtrade products at 20 restaurants/gas bars right here in Brandon including A&W, Blue Hill Bakery, Coffee Culture, Co-Op Gas and Bar, Fired Pizzeria, Forbidden Flavours, Lady of the Lake, Prairie Firehouse, Robin’s Donuts, Starbucks, The Dock on Princess, Wildflower Café.

Brandon Fairtrade product facts for 2018:

  • 93 different kinds of Fairtrade coffee
  • 51 different kinds of Fairtrade tea
  • 97 different kinds of Fairtrade chocolate bars
  • 20 different kinds of Fairtrade wine

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About Marquis

The Marquis Project is a non-profit, charitable non-governmental organization dedicated to making our world better. Established in 1979 by development activists in and around Brandon, Manitoba, it is sustained by the support and participation of individuals, families, congregations, schools and community organizations. What began as a small resource centre on world issues serving southwestern Manitoba is now a nationally recognized non-governmental organization.