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Garstang Fairtrade Town

Garstang The World's First Fairtrade Town

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Oxfam's national Fairtrade survey conducted in Garstang 1992

Oxfam's survey took place during 1992 across the country at 36 sampling centres. The Garstang survey took place on Garstang High Street between July and October 1992.

RESULTS NATIONAL SURVEY Sampling size 6,281 GARSTANG SURVEY Sampling Size 200
number percent
Do you buy environment - friendly products? Yes 83% 136 68%
No 17% 64 32%
2. When did you last buy such a product? Last week 56% 81 40.5%
Last month 24% 40 20%
Last 3 months 2% 15 7.5%
3. Would you buy products that were identified as giving a better deal to Third World producers? Yes 81% 164 82%
No 9% 30 15%
Don't know 10% 6 3%
4. An average 8oz pack of filter coffee costs about £1.30. How much of this price reaches the coffee growers? 50 pence 7% 9 4.5%
29 pence 19% 74 37%
10 pence* 72% 117 58.5%
5. There is an organisation with a national chain of shops and a mail-order catalogue which sell fairly traded goods. Do you know its name? ** Oxfam 27% 19 9.5%
Don't know 58% 169 84.5%
Other 13% *** 13 **** 6%

*     Correct answer.

**     This was an open question, responses were as above.

***   'Other' included Traidcraft, Body Shop and Safeway.

****  Traidcraft 8, Tearfund 3, and Mustard Seed 2.

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