The Fairtrade Foundation
Who we are
Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers
We support over 1.65 million farmers and workers in 1,226 producer organisations across the Fairtrade system. But there are many more still urgently in need of a fair deal.
As a certification scheme, our Fairtrade Standards provide one of our primary and also most visible tools for empowering small farmer and worker organisations.
But beyond the standards and certification, the Fairtrade system also provides direct and indirect support to producers and their organisations to deepen social and environmental sustainability.
Whether you want to fundraise or make a donation, you’ll be investing in hard-working farmers and workers living in some of the most difficult conditions in the world. For your support they are truly thankful.
"Fairtrade is our means of survival." - Jose Peralta, Banana Farmer, Dominican Republic
You can raise funds being sponsored for almost anything. Use your imagination and be as ambitious as you like - but remember, safety first! Here are some ideas to get you started:
- Fun runs and bike rides
- Walks and hikes
- Wearing a banana costume every day for a week
- Giving up chocolate for a month (yes really!)
If you want any advice or support, including information on important legal regulations, please do get in touch. Thank you!