What to buy and where?

What to buy and where?

What to buy?

There are two key Fair Trade certification organisations – WFTO and the FAIRTRADE Mark and products from both are now more widely available than ever.

The FAIRTRADE Mark means that the Fairtrade ingredients in the product have been produced by small-scale farmer organisations or plantations that meet Fairtrade social, economic and environmental standards. The standards include protection of workers’ rights and the environment, payment of the Fairtrade Minimum Price and an additional Fairtrade Premium to invest in business or community projects.

The WFTO Product Label shows that the practices across the supply chain are checked against the WFTO Fair Trade Standard. Products carrying the WFTO Label are made and traded by Guaranteed Fair Trade Organisations dedicated to the sustainable Fair Trade economy. Every purchase of products with the WFTO Label supports small producers and their communities.

Many shops and importers also register with the British Association of Fair Trade Shops (BAFTS) to authenticate their Fair Trade status.

Where to buy it?

Fair Trade independent shops

Or you could also buy from your Traidcraft representative: www.traidcraftshop.co.uk



All the major supermarkets now have at least some Fairtrade products, so it’s easy. If they don’t stock it- ask for it at the customer service desk. If enough people ask, they will stock it.

Your local shop or farmers market may also stock at least a few items including tea, coffee, sugar, chocolate and fruit. Again, if you ask – they may source it for you.


Fair Trade School Uniforms

For more details on where to buy Fair Trade School Uniforms please click here.