What is Fairtrade?

As an international movement and in partnership with 2 million farmers and workers, Fairtrade has a vision of a world in which all producers enjoy secure and sustainable livelihoods, fulfil their potential, and decide on their future.

Fairtrade works with farmers and workers in more than 1,900 producer organisations, across 70 countries, so they can improve their living standards, invest in their communities and businesses, and protect our shared environment.

We achieve this by rallying a global community of millions – farmers and workers, supply chain partners, brands, retailers, shoppers, schools, government – to pay fair prices and uphold fair production standards and practices.

Fair prices provide an immediate lifeline for farmers and workers struggling with low incomes and disadvantaged by global trade.

What Fairtrade does

What does Fairtrade do? Fairtrade works with farming co-operatives, businesses and governments to make trade fair.

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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. 

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Where Fairtrade works

We are an international movement working in partnership with 2 million farmers and workers, in more than 1,900 producer organisations across 70 countries worldwide.

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Who we are

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

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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.  

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Fairtrade and sustainability

Why does Fairtrade mean sustainable trade?

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Using the 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.

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Frequently asked questions about Fairtrade

Find answers to some of the questions that are frequently asked about Fairtrade.

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Policy briefings and reports

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

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Social and annual reports

Find out how we've been doing – read our social and annual reports here.

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Fairtrade Staff in Banana Costumes at Tower Bridge London 2019

Working with us

July 2023 – Fairtrade Foundation is a fantastic place to work. Join us in our mission.

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