Why your mosque should back Fairtrade.

Fairtrade is making a real difference to the lives of more than 7 million farmers, workers and their families in 59 developing countries.

Faith groups are key supporters of Fairtrade and more and more are making the connection between trade and poverty and committing to using Fairtrade products including tea, coffee, sugar and biscuits.


Quran (49:9)

Seeking justice in the world is a fundamental tenet of all faiths. Campaigning for Fairtrade is one way in which many faith groups are pursuing that goal.

If you would like to get involved in a practical and empowering scheme which gets the whole community involved, then you can take part in our Fairtrade Places of Worship scheme.

How to become a Fairtrade Mosque

To be part of the campaign by becoming a Fairtrade Mosque your mosque must commit to: 

  1. Use Fairtrade products wherever possible (at least tea, coffee and sugar) and to share this information with congregants.  
  2. Celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight and integrate Fairtrade into the life of your place of worship through other faith-based holidays, sermons and services.  
  3. Engage with other Fairtrade campaigns and connect with community groups, such as schools and towns, where possible.   

Read more on the Places of Worship Recommitment Guide (pdf).

Support, resources and activities

If you would like ideas on how you can promote Fairtrade in your mosque, order free materials or check out the electronic versions on the resource library. You can also email us or telephone us on 020 7440 8593 if you have any questions. 

There are lots of other ways you can also support Fairtrade and make a real difference to promoting the fight for justice in international trade. We can offer lots of advice, support and promotional materials to help you.

If you would like to purchase Fairtrade products such as Fairtrade tea, coffee or sugar for your mosque please visit our product pages for a full listing of products available.

Run a session for children at your place of worship or in a local school introducing them to what Fairtrade is, you can use our Islam and Fairtrade action guide for inspiration.

Download further material such as booklets and worship resources.

If you have a question regarding Fairtrade Mosques, please email at faiths@fairtrade.org.uk.

Other resources you may find useful


If you or your mosque is supporting Fairtrade this Ramadan, use these digital resources to help you spread the word.

 Facebook image – support farmers and workers  Support farmers this Ramadan
 Facebook image – Ramadan kareem  Break your fast with Fairtrade Ramadan Kareem Facebook
 Facebook profile picture – Ramadan kareem Ramadan Kareem
 Instagram image – producer voice Support Fairtrade this Ramadan
 Instagram image – Ramadan kareem Ramadan Kareem support Fairtrade
 Twitter image – Ramadan kareem Ramadan Kareem Twitter
 Twitter image – Have a Fairtrade Iftar Ramadan Twitter Fairtrade Iftar
 Twitter image – We’re supporting Fairtrade We're supporting Fairtrade during Ramadan
 Twitter image – Make your Ramadan Fairtrade Ramadan Twitter image
 Twitter image – dates Ramadan Twitter dates
 Twitter image – date tree Date tree

Additional resources

Download Islamic Relief’s report on Fairtrade
Download Islamic Relief’s Powerpoint presentation on Fairtrade for schools