Your Fairtrade Stories
We've had lots of kind words sent in celebrating our work throughout the past 15 years. Here's a collection of some of the messages. Why not use the form at the bottom of the page to send in your own story?
"Congratulations to the Fairtrade Foundation! It has worked tirelessly to establish Fairtrade as a system which uniquely works with smallholder farmers, directly addressing the terms of trade, meaning that producers in developing countries are guaranteed a better deal.
For 15 years the Foundation has been the rallying force galvanising a growing number of people all over the UK to support a different way of doing business every time they go shopping.. Now there are more than 400 Fairtrade Towns and Cities all over the UK - a powerful social movement which is spreading across the world, and creating a new kind of market to be reckoned with." - Sophi Tranchell, Divine Chocolate
"We at CAFOD offer our heartfelt congratulations to the Fairtrade Foundation as the FAIRTRADE Mark celebrates its 15th year on the shelves of shops and businesses up and down the UK. That we now celebrate its 15th birthday is testament to the pioneering spirit, unwavering dedication and sheer passion of thousands of Fairtrade supporters. As a direct result of their commitment to Fairtrade, the UK is now one of the global leaders in revolutionising the way people consume - placing values such as equity and sustainability at the heart of the choices we make - and more and more producers can trade their way out of poverty.
There is not a city, town or village in the UK untouched by a Fairtrade product, making a difference to the lives of millions of farmers, families and communitues in some of the poorest regions of the world. Just imagine what can be achieved in the next 15 years! We look forward to finding out." - CAFOD
“At Green & Black’s we have always shared the same passion as the Fairtrade Foundation for improving living standards of farmers in the developing world. We are very proud to celebrate the 15th anniversary of our Maya Gold chocolate bar, the first product to carry the FAIRTRADE Mark which represents a very special relationship with the Toledo Cacao Growers Association in Belize.” - Green & Blacks