It's a quarter of a century since the FAIRTRADE Mark launched in the U.K. That makes it the same age as The Lion King film, Eurotunnel and TV series Friends. This year we are proud to be celebrating 25 years of Fairtrade products in the UK.
25 years of impact
For 25 years, Fairtrade and our supporters have been fighting against poverty and inequality, making a real difference to the lives of farmers and workers.
From working with businesses and governments, teaching about Fairtrade in schools, campaigning and lobbying, to choosing Fairtrade in the shops, you have all been part of this journey.
Celebrate with us, and join us for the next 25 years, demanding fairer trade and living incomes for farmers and workers.
Join the party!
We are celebrating from mid-September to mid-October with a focus on 1st to 6th October.
Here are 5 ways to get involved:
1. Make Your Mark
Make your mark – whether at a party, as a group, by yourself or online, get creative with the Fairtrade Mark and show us what it means to you. Share it on social media using the hashtag #Fairtrade25, or email us firstname.lastname@example.org.
Across the UK in Scotland (Glasgow), Yorkshire (Hull), Wales (St David's), London (Trafalgar Square) and Cornwall (Camborne) you will see giant 'living' Fairtrade Marks appearing as campaigners show their support for Fairtrade. Keep an eye on social media for the most recent updates & how to get involved.
Take a look at our action guide for inspiration
2. Post on Twitter
Share this image on Twitter to show support and encourage others to get involved. Remember to use the hashtag #Fairtrade25.
Share on Twitter
3. Update your Facebook Profile
Add a celebratory frame to your Facebook profile picture to help spread the word! It's really simple to do, just click the link below and choose the your prefered frame.
Update your profile picture
4. Throw a party!
Hold a 25th birthday party in your community, school, university or place of worship to celebrate the achievements of Fairtrade, and recognise important people and groups locally who have contributed over the years.
Read our Action Guide for inspiration
Order party materials | Download posters and bunting
5. Come to a Fairtrade conference
Come to a Fairtrade supporter conference. Expect great speakers, engaging workshops and vibrant networking.
Thank you for being part of the Fairtrade movement and for celebrating this 25th anniversary with us. Fairtrade would not be what it is today, without your support. What difference has Fairtrade made? Hear it direct from some of the Fairtrade farmers. Watch Rosine's video below and watch more on the Meet the Fairtrade Farmers page.
What else can I do?
Remember to always choose Fairtrade and if you can't find it in store – ask them why.
Assets and resources