Rafael Ortiz Fábrega Ambassador of Costa Rica at Fairtrade Fortnight event

Thank you to Fairtrade Fortnight 2023 campaigners

Photo credit: Rafael Ortiz Fábrega and Mayor Arif Hussain holding bags of the Grecia-High Wycombe Fairtrade Towns Partnership Celebration coffee.

From ferries to footballers, Fairtrade campaigners came together to support Fairtrade Fortnight 2023. Here’s just some of the amazing things they got up to.

Fairtrade Fortnight is the UK’s annual celebration of the impact of Fairtrade and took place from 27 February – 12 March 2023.

During that time our dedicated campaigners spread the word that choosing Fairtrade helps build a fairer future for food:

  • they ran an incredible 650+ events and initiatives
  • we estimate more than 10,000 people got involved in campaigning, both online and offline

A huge thank you to every single one of you.

We wish we could feature everyone, but instead spoke with a few Fairtrade campaigners about how they marked Fairtrade Fortnight 2023.


Fairtrade campaigners in Aberdeen
Fairtrade campaigners at the University of Aberdeen

In Aberdeen, Transform Trade and the University of Aberdeen joined an online café to discuss unfairness in the fashion industry.

North Link Ferries, which sail from Aberdeen to Orkney and Shetland, were just one of several businesses getting involved too.

They raised funds by adding a donation to all on-board sales of Fairtrade hot drinks.

Find Fairtrade Aberdeen’s film about Fairtrade Fortnight.


Fairtrade Gosport brought local campaigners together to show politicians there is real local demand for action on climate.

Cllr Jamie Hutchinson, Mayor of Gosport, hosted a Fairtrade tea party at the Town Hall. A group of councillors and the Mayor himself heard how communities who did the least to cause climate change are feeling its worst effects, and that we all have a responsibility to take action.

Find Fairtrade Gosport’s Fortnight film.

High Wycombe

Campaigners in High Wycombe already have a long-term partnership with Grecia, a sister Fairtrade town in Costa Rica.

Working with a local roastery, Fairtrade High Wycombe produced a small batch of Fairtrade coffee grown in Grecia. The ambassador of Costa Rica joined a special event to celebrate the deep links between the two towns.


More than 50% of Fairtrade bananas in the UK come through Portsmouth. Campaigners in the city put on a special ‘Banana Trail’ event at Portsmouth Museum and showed films about Fairtrade bananas on public big screens.

Supporters also hosted a special International Women’s Day event to show how choosing Fairtrade is one way to stand up for gender equality.

Watch Fairtrade Portsmouth’s film about Fairtrade Fortnight 2023.


All across Wales, schools, community groups, businesses and politicians were wowed by visiting Fairtrade farmers Nimrod and Jenipher.

Speaking everywhere from the Senedd (Welsh Parliament) to a special Fairtrade meal, Jenipher and Nimrod shared first-hand experience on the huge challenges of climate change and the difference more of us choosing Fairtrade could make.


Wolverhampton Fairtrade
Wolverhampton Fairtrade campaigners

Wolverhampton Fairtrade Partnership got the Fairtrade message in front of Wulfrunians with Wolverhampton Wanderers FC’s Wolves Foundation.

As well as a special event at the Premier League team’s Molineux stadium, the Foundation offered local children lots of opportunities to find out more about Fairtrade, including an art competition to design a new Fairtrade mascot!

Digital road signs also proudly proclaimed Wolverhampton’s status as a Fairtrade town.

Watch Wolverhampton Fairtrade Partnership’s film about what they got up to.

Become a Fairtrade campaigner

We hope these events inspired you as much as they inspired us.

Want to get involved? Our Fairtrade Fortnight Digital Campaign Pack includes lots of ideas, resources and tips on how to get started.

Photo credit: Rafael Ortiz Fábrega and Mayor Arif Hussain holding bags of the Grecia-High Wycombe Fairtrade Towns Partnership Celebration coffee.

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