A cocoa farmer from Ghana was one of the speakers at the Lambeth Fairtrade Network's Fairtrade Fortnight reception at firstname.lastname@example.org opposite Lambeth North station.
The Lambeth Fairtrade Network comprises representatives of Lambeth Council, businesses, individuals and organisations including the Streatham Justice Group. The Network works to promote Fairtrade across Lambeth and helped to achieve Fairtrade borough status for Lambeth in April 2004. Camden, Kingston and Lewisham are London's other Fairtrade boroughs.
Barbara Crowther of the Fairtrade Foundation issued a warning to Southwark that it was now surrounded by fairtrade boroughs and it was "only a matter of time" before the council would have to adopt fairtrade status.
London will be able to call itself a Fairtrade City once at least 17 borough councils have taken on fairtrade status.
Harry and Sasha (Shudda and Ablaze)
Fairtrade outlets in Lambeth include the One World Shop at St John's Waterloo and Ganesha at Gabriel's Wharf.