Aside from being able to buy Fairtrade products from numerous UK supermarkets, high street stores and online retailers, there are a growing number of companies which are leading the Fairtrade vision to transform trade.
These companies have created entirely new business models with producers at the heart of what they do. Their pioneering work paved the way for the widespread adoption of Fairtrade by larger, well-known companies and brands, and without them Fairtrade would not be where it is today.
Supporting these companies continues to make a difference. You can read more about them in this Fairtrade Foundation document, or visit their websites.
Bala Sport, was set up to expand the availability and use of high quality ethically produced Fairtrade sports balls, sourced from Pakistan.
Cafédirect, social enterprise, is the UK’s largest Fairtrade hot drinks company and their teas, coffees and hot chocolate are sold in all the leading supermarkets.
Divine Chocolate has an ever-expanding range of chocolate bars as well as Easter Eggs, Advent calendars and a range of gifts.
Equal Exchange is a workers’ co-operative which is dedicated to the promotion of Fairtrade and Organic production methods, ensuring a fair deal for farmers and the environment.
FAIR, are a spirits brand, dedicated to producing high quality ethical and sustainable alcoholic spirits.
Gossypium pioneered the introduction of ethical textiles to the UK and now sell a range of cotton items.
Liberation is a farmer-owned Fairtrade nut company which sells nuts under the Liberation nuts brand, and also supplies some Fairtrade own-brand products in supermarkets.
Pants to Poverty is not simply content to make some of the most comfortable and stylish pants on the planet, but works with thousands of farmers and factory workers in India to celebrate fashion as a beautiful tool to change the world!
People Tree using fashion to help people in the world’s most marginalised communities escape poverty and promote sustainability.
Traidcraft fights poverty through trade, helping people in developing countries to transform their lives. Established in 1979 as a Christian response to poverty, we are the UK’s leading fair trade organisation. We run development programmes in some of the poorest countries in the world, and campaign in the UK and internationally to bring about trade justice.
Tropical Wholefoods are pioneering importers of tropical dried nuts and fruits.
Visionary Soap is a leading Fairtrade bodycare company, one of the first to launch Fairtrade certified beauty products.
Zaytoun is am inspiring Community Interest Company created to develop a UK market for artisanal Palestinian products, including olive oil.