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Co-operation – it’s a piece of cake! Video

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To celebrate Co-operatives Fortnight 2011 the Co-operative College visited the Fair Traders Co-operative in Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, to find out more about the unique ethical assessment process it applies to all the products it sells – including the Fairtrade and organic ingredients the Fair Traders have put together with the College in a special baking kit for schools.

Whilst eating delicious tea bread, made from one of the recipes in the Co-operation - it's a piece of cake! pack, members of the Fair Traders Co-operative talk about how becoming members of the co-operative enabled them to get involved in assessing the products the co-operative sells, taking into consideration each product’s Social, Environmental and Economic impacts. They also discuss the benefits of buying the ingredients in the pack, which include Divine Fairtrade chocolate and Steenbergs organic vanilla, on the producers and their communities.

By baking and sharing goodies full of the Fairtrade, ethically sourced ingredients in the pack, students not only share the message of co-operation with other students in school but can share wealth with producer co-operatives in poorer countries. For more information and to buy the pack visit