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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:

Brochures

'What is Fairtrade' brochure AU Download
'What is Fairtrade' brochure NZ Download
Modern Slavery brochure Download
Working towards Gender Equality brochure AU Download
Working towards Gender Equality brochure NZ Download

Posters

Tea, coffee and hot chocolate suite of posters
Stand up for what you believe in poster Download

Fact sheets

Fairtrade makes a positive mark for planet - fact sheet Download
Fairtrade makes a positive mark for people - fact sheet Download

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 their own Fair Traders oof Australia Endorsement program. This is written as two words – Fair Trade. The movement is also described by two words – fair trade.