M&S is proud to offer a wide selection of Fairtrade products, from beautiful flowers to delicious, refreshing tea.

M&S' Fairtrade Story

At M&S, we have an ethical and environmental sustainability programme, called Plan A, that’s at the heart of everything we do. Fairtrade is a key part of that. It’s about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world. Ethical trading, in short – and that’s what we believe in.

We have a wide range of Fairtrade products in our foodhalls, all of which help small-scale farmers and growers by paying them a Fairtrade price and a premium that protects against volatile market forces.

Tea & Coffee

Here in the UK, we're a devoted nation of tea lovers, drinking around 165 million cups per day. M&S was the first major retailer to switch all its tea and coffee to Fairtrade back in 2006. It was also the first retailer in the world to launch a Kenyan tea that’s packed by the smallholders who grow it. The farmers acquired the skills and technology to do this thanks to funding, education and expert advice from M&S.

M&S tea

We are constantly innovating and in Autumn 2014 we introduced two new infusion tea pyramids.

rooibos vanilla cocoamoroccan mint

We also introduced a new range of Coffee capsules in six Fairtrade blends made from high-quality arabica beans.

M&S coffee caps

M&S Cafés

Our popular M&S Café expresso blend has been Fairtrade and organic since 2004. All of the tea served in our cafes has also been Fairtrade since 2004


M&S have a great selection of Fairtrade wines, produced from Fairtrade certified vineyards, where growers are paid a fair price for their grapes, allowing workers to invest in their communities. Look out for Peacock Tail Sauvignon Blanc - fresh and intensely aromatic, it's produced in the Stellenbosch region of South Africa by Koopmanskloof.

M&S Wine

Elsewhere in the foodhall you can find Fairtrade flowers and chocolate as well as biscuits and jam made with Fairtrade sugar.

M&S flowers M&S chocolate

It’s all part of our ongoing commitment to Fairtrade as part of Plan A –find out more here.