The following links may be useful if you want to know more about Fairtrade and where to buy certified products:
The Fairtrade Foundation
The Fairtrade Foundation was established in 1992 by CAFOD, Christian Aid, Oxfam,Traidcraft and the World Development Movement. These founding organisations were later joined by Britain’s largest women’s organisation, the Women’s Institute. The Foundation licenses the FAIRTRADE Mark, to products which meet internationally recognised standards.
Fairtrade News, Comment and Analysis
Matthew Anderson created the website www.researchfairtrade.com in 2005 as part of his PhD and he has been updating it with the latest Fair Trade news and articles ever since. His PhD investigated the history of the Fair Trade movement from the 1960s to the present day. He has been involved with Fairtrade City campaigns in both Birmingham and London and also had the opportunity join the Fairtrade Producer Partner Tour and attend Glastonbury Festival with the Fairtrade Foundation Campaigns team.
Traidcraft is a long established Fairtrade company established in 1979 whose motto is “fighting poverty through trade”. Traidcraft products are sold in small shops, through a network of Fair Traders or via the online shop http://www.traidcraftshop.co.uk/
BAFTS – British Association of Fair Trade Shops
The British Associaton for Fairtrade Shops was set up in 1995 and incorporates organisations which sell fairly traded goods, whether on a wholesale or retail basis. Members work to bring about changes in the status of developing world producers through Fair Trade retailing and campaigning. They offer advice to, and provide a community for, fair trade shops and suppliers, sharing ideas and best practices. For more information see the website http://www.bafts.org.uk
The Fair Trade Store
Established in February 2009, THE FAIR TRADE STORE is a small, family-owned, independent, online business based in Southport.
Dedicated to bringing you quality Fair Trade products – handmade in the developing world – straight to your door in an easy, convenient and secure way.
The products sold are unique and not readily available in supermarkets or department stores, which allows you the opportunity to purchase something really special.
Find out more at www.thefairtradestore.co.uk
Aztec Arts are a joint Mexican-British partnership, bringing you the finest Mexican and central American crafts and gifts direct from the craftspeople. You can browse their products and buy via their website www.aztecarts.co.uk or visit their new shop at the address below:
Counting House,79 Micklegate, Selby YO8 4ED
01757 712366/ 07913548817
The Oromo Coffee Company (OCC) is a unique social enterprise, owned and managed a group of Oromo people, originally from the Oromia Region of Ethiopia and now living in England. We can supply to individual outlets, community groups, institutions, retailers and wholesalers.
Coffee orders can be placed with the Oromo Coffee Company by visiting the buy online page, and we also sell our Coffee in Bulk Orders. Alternatively, you can purchase our products from a number of stockists around the UK.
- Telephone: 0161 339 7865
- The Oromo Coffee Company Ltd
- Enterprise House, 63-65 Oldham Rd,
- Ashton-u-Lyne, Lancs, OL6 7DF
Jurang Fair Trade is a Coffee Merchant that sells premium quality coffee and ensures it is sourced from sustainable and ethical sources through Fairtrade accreditation.