People are at the heart of Fairtrade

There are over 1.65 million farmers and workers spread across more than 74 countries participating in Fairtrade. Learn more about how choosing Fairtrade products has changed lives.

  • Men carrying crate of bananas


    Bananas are the favourite fruit in our grocery basket and are grown by millions of small-scale farmers and plantation workers in tropical regions.

  • Cocoa pod


    Chocolate is one of the world’s favourite foods but growing cocoa is a hard task. Fairtrade is helping to make it more sustainable.

  • Raw coffee beans


    Coffee is one of the world's most popular beverages and 80% of it is produced by 25 million smallholders.

  • Cotton picker


    Cotton is the world’s oldest commercial crop and one of the most important fibre crops in the global textile industry.

  • Woman in flower greenhouse


    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 miners


    Gold is a symbol of love, power and wealth the world-over. But look behind the glitz and the reality is not so glamorous.

  • Cutting sugar cane


    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.

  • Woman picking tea


    Tea has grown from a medicinal crop in China five thousand years ago to a multibillion pound global industry which millions of people around the world depend on for their livelihood .