This stems from the poll published by the Fairtrade International organisation, the SITA newswire reported.
Just 14 percent of Slovaks came across the sign last year, which most frequently marks coffee, tea, chocolate, cosmetics and clothes. In the neighbouring Czech Republic the familiarity was wider, 33 percent.
As the head of Fairtrade Czech and Slovak Republics, Hana Chorváthová, informed the revenues from products certified Fairtrade last year represented €1.1 million in Slovakia. This is significantly less than in the Czech Republic, where Fairtrade products worth €8.5 million were sold.
In total about 1.5 million farmers and producers from 75 countries are registered within the global Fairtrade scheme. They produce about 30,000 products under Fairtrade conditions.
5. Jan 2016 at 6:05 | Compiled by Spectator staff