Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world.

Birmingham has been a Fairtrade City since 2005.

It has chosen to add its voice to demands for a trade system that puts people, not profit, at the heart of the transaction.

Fairtrade products are now available from over 200 retail and catering outlets across our city and are used by a large number of local work places and community organisations.

Blog

Supplier in the Spotlight

As the world economy limps and prods it’s way through various obstacles and whirlwinds, the focus has entirely shifted to consumers in the west. What we choose to buy shapes the lives of people on the other side of the world, be it food, clothes or other essential accessories. But it seems we have lost […]

Resources

The Banana Squeeze

Lots of children like bananas and will certainly be used to seeing them stacked high in our supermarkets. This assembly for primary-age children uses role play to make them think about all those involved in the banana supply chain, who take their cut of the price paid for the bananas at the till, and how […]