RYE Fair Trade Group is urging residents and businesses to support its cause by buying and stocking Fair Trade goods.
Rye was awarded the status of being a fair Trade Town in 2009 thanks to the efforts of the local group.
Fairtrade is about ensuring that farmers and workers in developing countries get a fair price/wage. Workers should have decent working conditions, and goods should be produced sustainably - and be of a good quality.
Rye Town Council has already resolved to serve Fairtrade goods only – such as tea, coffee and wine – at functions that it holds in th e town.