There are over 1.66 million farmers and workers spread across more than 73 countries participating in Fairtrade. Learn how choosing Fairtrade products changes lives.
Bananas are the favourite fruit in our grocery basket and are grown by millions of small-scale farmers and plantation workers in tropical regions.
Chocolate is one of the world’s favourite foods but growing cocoa is a hard task. Fairtrade is helping to make it more sustainable.
Coffee is one of the world's most popular beverages and 80% of it is produced by 25 million smallholders.
Cotton is the world’s oldest commercial crop and one of the most important fibre crops in the global textile industry.
The cut flower trade is now a major industry in both developing and developed countries, with global trade estimated to be worth more than $100 billion a year.
Gold is a symbol of love, power and wealth the world-over. But look behind the glitz and the reality is not so glamorous.
Around 80 per cent of the world’s sugar is derived from sugar cane, grown by millions of small-scale farmers and plantation workers in developing countries.
Tea is the most popular drink in the world after water – an estimated 70,000 cups are drunk every second. Yet tea farmers and workers struggle to get a fair deal. This can have a very real and human cost.
Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world. By requiring companies to pay sustainable prices (which must never fall lower than the market price), Fairtrade addresses the injustices of conventional trade, which traditionally discriminates against the poorest, weakest producers. It enables them to improve their position and have more control over their lives.
With Fairtrade you have the power to change the world every day. With simple shopping choices you can get farmers a better deal. And that means they can make their own decisions, control their future and lead the dignified life everyone deserves.
Buying Fairtrade is easy. There are over 4,500 Fairtrade products from coffee and tea to flowers and gold, so when you shop, look for the FAIRTRADE Mark.