What is Fairtrade?

Fair Trade is about creating opportunities for producers in the developing world to receive a fair price for their goods and to work their way out of poverty. Many of the products that we buy in our shops are grown or produced by people in developing countries who are not paid properly for their work, and as a result have to live in poverty.

Fairtrade guarantees:


  • A fair and stable price for farmers/producers in developing countries
  • Farmers and workers in developing countries receive extra money to spend on community projects like schools, hospitals and clean water.
  • Safe and healthy working conditions.
  • No child labour is used.
  • Protection for the environment.
  • Rights for women.

Find out more click through to www.fairtrade.org.uk/schools/about_fairtrade/about_fairtrade.aspx


How to get involved

There are five goals involved in becoming a Fairtrade school:


  • Set up a steering group
  • Write and adopt a Fairtrade policy
  • Use and sell Fairtrade products as much as possible
  • Learn about Fairtrade
  • Organise events to promote Fairtrade

Find out more www.fairtrade.org.uk/schools/default.aspx


Harlem Shake meets Fairtrade


St David's Primary pupils from Dalkeith sent us this fantastic Harlem Shake meets Fairtrade video.
Well done to you all on such a great effort to promote your commitment to Fairtrade.


Fairtrade links

The Fairtrade Foundation runs the Fairtrade Schools Award Scheme in the UK
Scottish Fairtrade Forum was set up in 2007 to take forward Scotland's work to become one of the world's first Fair Trade Nations.

Find out more www.fairtrade.org.uk/schools/default.aspx

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