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.

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    What Fairtrade does

    Fairtrade is a simple way to make a difference to the lives of the people who grow the things we love. We do this by making trade fair.

  • 23% of all farmers and workers in Fairtrade are women

    Facts and figures about Fairtrade

    Ever wondered how many farmers and workers are involved with Fairtrade? Or how the Fairtrade Premium is used? Here's a snapshot from our latest data. 

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    Where Fairtrade works

    There are over 1.66 million farmers and workers in 1,411 producer organisations across the Fairtrade system. Use the map below to explore.

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    Who we are

    Fairtrade is a global movement with a strong and active presence in the UK, represented by the Fairtrade Foundation.

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    The impact of our work

    We support small scale farmers and workers who are marginalised from trade in a variety of ways and carefully monitor the impact of Fairtrade on these communities.


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    Fairtrade and sustainability

    Why does Fairtrade mean sustainable trade?

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    The Core FAIRTRADE Mark

    Whether you are a Fairtrade supporter, or a business, there are important things to know about how the FAIRTRADE Mark can be used.

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    Frequently asked questions about Fairtrade

    Find answers to some of the questions that are frequently asked about Fairtrade.

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    Policy briefings and reports

    We work with government, parliament, business, civil society and other stakeholders to advocate for policies that will make trade fair.

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    Social and annual reports

    Find out how we've been doing - read our social and annual reports here.

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    Work for us

    People are at the heart of what’s important at Fairtrade. ‘Our people’ enable us to deliver more impact where it matters.