In Your Community
Fairtrade in your community
There are lots of ways to get active in your community to raise awareness of Fairtrade and, in turn, support farmers and workers in developing countries.
Running an event
Doing your bit to support the farmers and producers out there is guaranteed to make you feel fabulous. A fun way to support Fairtrade and raise awareness about the important issues Fairtrade works to address is to hold an event. It could be anything, really. The popular options include a stall at a market, having a bake sale at your school, or arranging an awareness-raising morning tea. Nothing beats baked goods!
Need some help? Here are a few resources which you can download to get you started:
Spread the word
Are you already a supporter of Fairtrade and feel like telling the world about it? You can use our logo or share a message of support – and we can help you with that. We’d love to hear from you. To request the relevant files and guidelines for use please get in touch.
Please include the following information:
- the name of your group, organisation or your name if you are requesting this for yourself as an individual
- the purpose for which you would like to use the logo or brand artwork
- when and for how long you plan to use the logo or brand artwork
We can’t wait to see your creation!
Looking to become a Fair Trade Community?
The Fair Trade Association can help you with this. The Fair Trade Association of Australia & New Zealand is an independent, member-driven organisation which facilitates the growth of the fair trade movement by supporting Fair Trade Communities including universities, schools and faith groups.
To find out more about how to become a Fair Trade Community and for support with this you can visit their website at fta.org.au
If you’re also looking for support in the procurement of Fairtrade certified products as part of this process, we – as in Fairtrade – can help connect you with the right people. We’d love to hear from you so get in touch today!
And if you’re interested in becoming a Fairtrade supporting workplace, you can kick the process off here.
What’s the difference between Fairtrade and the Fair Trade Association?
We understand this can be confusing at times. Here’s how to tell us apart.
Fairtrade works directly with producer groups and businesses which sell Fairtrade certified products. Fairtrade certifies against rigorous international standards, and products can only bear the Fairtrade Mark if these standards have been met. We also run campaigns to promote understanding of the issues that Fairtrade works to address and encourage support through the purchase of Fairtrade certified products. This is always written as one word – Fairtrade.
The Fair Trade Association facilitates growth of the fair trade movement and promotes not only our Fairtrade certified products, but also the World Fair Trade Organisation and other fair trader programs. This is written as two words – Fair Trade. The movement is also described by two words – fair trade.