Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Super Sunday NOT so SUPER For America's First Fair Trade Town

For a town that some like to call the nation's first Fair Trade town, Media seems to have a contradiction on its hands when it comes to Super Sunday.  Media's Super Sunday provided examples of merchandise being sold that is any thing but "fairly" traded, in fact some is known to be counterfeit.  And it's been going on for years.

There was a complaint filed Sunday afternoon which involved the Media Police Department that entailed just that.  Is their an advocacy group that ensures counterfeiters pay their workers a fair rate?

Since we're on the subject: why is taxpayer money being used by Media's Fair Trade Committee to openly compete with businesses in this town?  Does Bevan's Chocolate who's been creating jobs and making chocolate since 1959 get preference over Fair Trade chocolate that businesses are asked to carry?  Does Media support Fair Trade over its own small businesses?


  1. Super Sunday is pathetic. I loved the stand offering Rolexes for $55 dollars and Patek Philippe's for $75 (these normally run anywhere from $15,000 to $745,000)
    Patek Philippe Calatrava 18K White Gold Manual Wind
    European Wat...
    Platinum Patek Philippe Ref 5...
    what a buy in media you can get them for under $100.
    Way to go who ever reported the fakes------- probably made by school children in China for ten cents a day in horrible conditions. Way to go MEDIA AND EVERYTHING FAIR TRADE

  2. Media does not run Super Sunday. The Town Talk Newspaper does. All complaints should be addressed to Town Talk.

    1. Media ALLOWS super Sunday so Media is complicit with what is allowed. That's like saying ......"sorry officer it was my son's party i didn't realize under age kids were drinking." WEAK------ Media needs to step it up and either enforce this Fair Trade crap or do away with the whole pathetic concept. Just giving yourself a name to make yourself feel better or improve your image does not work.

    2. I was disappointed when my kids had a Fair Trade school assignment requiring them to ask stores what FT food products they carried. Only a few stores carried the token FT products chocolate and coffee.

  3. The Fair Trade movement is nothing more than an marketing scam that's fooled a lot of people into believing it's a noble cause. When a group like the Fair Trade Labeling Organization charges 10% to allow use of their labeling, you really need to wonder how much of this is legit.