Fairtrade Fortnight

Fairtrade Fortnight is a fun-filled highlight of the year, when campaigners, businesses, schools and places of worship show their support for the farmers and workers who grow our food in developing countries.

Fairtrade Fortnight 2017: Monday 27 February - Sunday 12 March

The food on our tables, the tea and coffee in our mugs, all from farmers who toil, sweat and slog.

However hard they work to provide the things we depend on, millions of farmers in developing countries aren’t paid what they deserve. It’s not a new problem.

We need to amplify the voices of marginalised producers as much as ever in 2017.

When we come together we can change the way people think about trade and the products on our shelves - the Fairtrade movement is made up of ordinary people doing extraordinary things in their communities for Fairtrade. Your actions help shoppers to make choices that change the lives of farmers and workers.

Join thousands of others across the UK this Fairtrade Fortnight to help our friends, neighbours, colleagues and communities to put Fairtrade in their break and take exploitation out.

Check out the Fairtrade Fortnight action guide to get started!

Are you organising an event for Fairtrade Fortnight? Do you have an idea you’d like to share? We’d love to hear how you plan to make your Fairtrade breaks interesting and impactful so we can share the best ideas around the whole UK campaigner network. Please email volunteer.towns@fairtrade.org.uk with your ideas!

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Further links and resources

Visit our online shop to order resources for Fairtrade Fortnight now

Advertise your event to new supporters on our events map

Coming soon

In late October:

  • Press release templates.
  • Images and digital assets to promote Fairtrade Fortnight.

In mid-November:

  • New producer stories explaining how exploitation impacts farmers and their communities, and the difference Fairtrade makes.
  • Offers of support and samples from retailers and businesses.