About Fairtrade

Discover the benefits of buying Fairtrade products.

Fairtrade food Displays a larger version of this image in a new browser windowInternational trade favours rich countries and large companies. Fairtrade aims to help farmers and workers in developing countries receive a fair price for the products they produce.

Fairtrade ensures better working conditions and job security for producers, enabling them to improve and have more control over their lives.

More than 1.5 million farmers, workers and their families in 54 countries benefit from Fairtrade.

Fairtrade guarantees that:

  •  Producers receive a fair minimum price to cover the costs of production
  • Workers in Fairtrade farms receive decent wages, have good working conditions and have the right to join a union
  • The producers receive an additional 'Fairtrade premium' to spend on projects to improve quality of life in their community, such as better healthcare and homes, education and electric lighting
  • All workers have a democratic say in all decisions affecting their lives

The Fairtrade mark

More than 4,500 products carry the Fairtrade mark. It is the most widely recognised ethical label in the world and guarantees that disadvantaged producers get a better deal. 

Sales of Fairtrade-certified products have grown by 40 per cent a year over the last five years.

Fairtrade groups and organisations

  • The Rushmoor Fairtrade Steering Group works to promote Fairtrade locally
  • The Hampshire Fairtrade Network is campaigning to get Fairtrade status for the county. To get in touch use the contact details on this page
  • The Fairtrade Foundation provides information about Fairtrade, the Fairtrade mark, Fairtrade products and stockists
 
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Contacts

Fairtrade
fairtrade@rushmoor.gov.uk
Tel: 01252 398538
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