Home > Lifestyle > EnviroHealth > Green tips Updated 26 February 2013 Fairtrade: what's it all about? Fairtrade Week is 25 Feb to 3 March 2013 - a good time to learn more about this worthwhile initiative. 0 Start A Health24 blog » Follow Health24 on Facebook » Test Are you envirohealth savvy? » Ask EnviroHealth Expert » Blood Lions: Bred for the Bullet movie trailer The amazing mountains on Pluto Fairtrade is an international certification system for agricultural products, which aims to protect the environment and the rights of small farmers and farmworkers.The Fairtrade label on a product gives you good assurance that it was produced in a sustainable way, and helped alleviate poverty.Fairtrade products available in South Africa include:Wine (South Africa is the largest producer of Fairtrade wine in the world): De Bos, Deetlefs, Fairhills, Five’s Reserve, House of Mandela, Palesa, Place in the Sun, Rhythms of Nature, Thandi Wines, Tukulu.Tea: Topqualitea, Clipper Teas, QI Teas.Coffee: Bean There, Ciro, Espresseco Biodegradable Capsules, Fabino, Puro, Woolworths Espresso and Instant coffee ranges, coffee sold at Woolworths W Cafés.Chocolate: Cadbury Dairy Milk, Green & Black’s.Food: EGA Juice, Redwood Fairtrade Flapjacks (a vegan snack), Fairtrade Original Spice Grinders, Zaytoun Green OlivesCotton: Puma Wilderness Collection.Buying these products is a way to make your consumer buck work for sustainability directly through Fairtrade projects.It also demonstrates to producers and manufacturers in general that fair, environmentally sound practices make good business sense because they keep us, the customers, happy.Fairtrade Week events and giveawaysGot a good green tip or event to share? Email me or post on the EnviroHealth Forum. If it's a planet-saver, we'll publish it.More EnviroHealth Tips Olivia Rose-Innes, EnviroHealth Editor More in Lifestyle Improved sunscreen More: EnviroHealthGreen tips advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... From our sponsors Otrivin Menthol relieves sinus congestion Innovative hearing aids can now interact online Second Healthcare Innovation Summit set for Johannesburg Salomon introduces Speedcross 4 Live healthier Nutrition crisis! » Good nutrition on the job will give you the edge Nutrition labels on food encourage healthy choices Nutrition may be as big a challenge today as HIV/Aids was 15 years ago Many people in a large number of low and middle income countries now experience a 'double burden' of malnutrition. E-cigarettes less risky? » E-cigarettes not an acceptable alternative to most smokers UK health officials endorse e-cigarettes E-cigarettes less of a cancer risk than regular smokes A study indicates that smokers who switch to e-cigarettes reduce their exposure to cancer-causing chemicals.