Fairtrade at 20

The FAIRTRADE Mark turned 20 years old in 2014; reflect upon past achievements and look forward to the future of Fairtrade.

Campaigners have worked hard for over twenty years to bring Fairtrade values and products to the public, influencing business and government practice along the way. You can head over to our 'Fairtrade at 20 Wall'  to see just a few of the things that we are most proud of in the past 20 years.

Campaigning is vital in order to ensure an ongoing Fairtrade ethos and sense of justice in young people.

Ray Gill

Chair of Bridgnorth Fairtrade Town

The 20th anniversary of the FAIRTRADE Mark is a fantastic opportunity to continue to drive change and bring attention to the challenges faced by producers. Many Fairtrade campaign groups chose to celebrate the achievements of their communities by holding a celebratory event and inviting all the people who influenced their campaign along the way. 

You can read all about 'Fair Future', the event that the Fairtrade Foundation held at the Queen Elizabeth Conference Centre in Westminster in October and listen again to some of the speakers on the day including Rt. Hon. Justine Greening, Secretary of State for International Development, Sue Bentley, Chair of the National Campaigner Committee and TV Presenter and Businessman, Nick Hewer.

Even though we're now in 2015, the milestone still stands as a celebration. Read on for event ideas, resources and profiles from a campaigner and a producer reflecting on how Fairtrade has influenced their lives.

Celebrate: Ideas, Events and Resources

People all over the UK, from all walks of life, have participated in making Fairtrade a powerful international movement. However you decide to mark the occasion, a variety of resources have been created to help you plan and execute a successful event.

Communicate: Campaigner and Producer Reflections

Although the FAIRTRADE Mark has been featured on products for twenty years, the fight for fairer trade has been going for much longer. Gain insight into campaigner and producer experiences by reading their reflections.