Celebrating 25 years of the Fairtrade Mark!

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.

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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.

25 Years of Fairtrade Celebration Bunting

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 Fairtrade Mark for 25 yearsMake 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 digital.team@fairtrade.org.uk.

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

Celebrating 25 years of Fairtrade - social sharing imageShare 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

25 years of Fairtrade Facebook profile frame mock-upAdd 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!

poster thumbHold 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

Fairtrade Regional Conferences thumbnailCome to a Fairtrade supporter conference. Expect great speakers, engaging workshops and vibrant networking.

Register here




Thank you!

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?

Every day: 

Remember to always choose Fairtrade and if you can't find it in store – ask them why.

Ongoing commitment:


Assets and resources

3. Update your Facebook Profile Picture

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.

3. Update your Facebook Profile Picture

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.