What is Fairtrade?

Fairtrade is a system of certification that aims to ensure a set of standards are met in the production and supply of a product or ingredient. For farmers and workers, Fairtrade means workers’ rights, safer working conditions and fairer pay. For shoppers it means high quality, ethically produced products.

Choosing Fairtrade means standing with farmers for fairness and equality, against some of the biggest challenges the world faces. It means farmers creating change, from investing in climate friendly farming techniques to developing women in leadership. 

With Fairtrade you change the world a little bit every day. Through simple shopping choices you are showing businesses and governments that you believe in fair and just trade.

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.

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. 

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.

Who we are

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

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.  

Using The Core FAIRTRADE Mark

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

Policy briefings and reports

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

Work and volunteer for us

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