FAIR TRADE COMMUNITIES

What is an endorsed Fair Trade Community?

Our everyday institutions have the power to spread the word about Fair Trade.

The Association runs a programme to support Fair Trade activity in Communities.

Do you want to amplify the many individual actions with Community voices? Do you want to help promote Fair Trade and have that effort recognised? Check out how your Faith Group, Town or Council, Workplace, University or School can become an endorsed Fair Trade Community.

Our endorsement of Fair Trade Communities allows towns, business, schools, universities and faith groups to have their support for the Fair Trade Movement recognised.

Why become a Fair Trade Community?

As an endorsed Community you:

  • make Fair Trade visible in your community,
  • promote and grow Fair Trade in your community,
  • use Fair Trade products,
  • organise Fair Trade events
  • or participate in campaigns to engage and inform your community members about social justice.

It also allows your community to demonstrate that is supports an important social mission. We can help you show your community how your commitment to Fair Trade is making a difference. 

Benefits to your community include:

  • Display an Endorsement Logo on your Community website
  • Support the use of and availability of  Fair Trade products in your community
  • Support local Fair Trade endorsed businesses
  • Social Media posts keep your community up to date to date with forthcoming local fair trade events and campaigns such as Fairtrade Fortnight or Fashion Revolution, that you can support
  • Receive a regular FTA Newsletter full of information and updates from the global Fair Trade Movement
  • Growing knowledge about the positive impact of Fair Trade
  • Educating your community members about social justice and ethical consumerism

Why become a Fair Trade Community?

As an endorsed Community you:

  • make Fair Trade visible in your community,
  • promote and grow Fair Trade in your community,
  • use Fair Trade products,
  • organise Fair Trade events
  • or participate in campaigns to engage and inform your community members about social justice.

It also allows your community to demonstrate that is supports an important social mission. We can help you show your community how your commitment to Fair Trade is making a difference. 

Benefits to your community include:

  • Display an Endorsement Logo on your Community website
  • Support the use of and availability of  Fair Trade products in your community
  • Support local Fair Trade endorsed businesses
  • Social Media posts keep your community up to date with forthcoming local fair trade events and campaigns such as Fairtrade Fortnight or Fashion Revolution, that you can support
  • Receive a regular FTA Newsletter full of information and updates from the global Fair Trade Movement
  • Growing knowledge about the positive impact of Fair Trade
  • Educating your community members about social justice and ethical consumerism

What are the Fair Trade Communities?

Fair Trade Workplaces are workplaces that have been recognised by the Fair Trade Association for their ongoing support of Fair Trade. 

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The Fair Trade Association works with primary and secondary schools throughout Australia to promote the Fair Trade Movement. 

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Being recognised as a Fair Trade University means making a commitment to supporting Fair Trade through using Fair Trade products and raising awareness. 

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Becoming a Fair Trade Faith Group is a great way to demonstrate your faith group's values in action. 

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Towns and Councils throughout Australia are recognised for their broad community support for Fair Trade.  

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If your organisation is passionate about fair trade and would like to be recognised as a group, please contact us to discuss.

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Interested in applying to be a Fair Trade community?

Please get in touch so that we can work with you to become an endorsed Fair Trade Community. Being an endorsed Fair Trade community means we can help you run fair trade events, provide you with resources and support for maintaining and improving activity, whilst sharing our latest Fair Trade news and insights. 

Fees for becoming a Fair Trade Community differ depending on the size and type of organisation. Please fill in the form to apply and we will get in touch to confirm fee level.

Find out more about our existing fair trade communities below. 

 If you would like to know more about fair trade events near you, you can check out our Events page. 

Fair Trade Workplaces

The Fair Trade Association works with workplaces throughout Australia to grow the Fair Trade Movement.

Fair Trade Workplaces are workplaces that have been recognised by the Fair Trade Association for their ongoing support for Fair Trade.

Becoming an endorsed Fair Trade Workplace is a great way of acknowledging a commitment to Fair Trade. It also enables offices and workplaces that are promoting Fair Trade to have their work recognised.

On receiving recognition, a Fair Trade Workplace receives a certificate and a logo for your website acknowledging your achievement. Flyers and posters are available as well as on-going support and updates from the Fair Trade Association.

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Some of our current endorsed workplaces include:

Fair Trade Schools


The Fair Trade Association works with primary and secondary schools throughout Australia to promote the Fair Trade Movement.

Please find information below on how you can sign up your school to become a Fair Trade School.

Becoming a Fair Trade School is a great way of acknowledging a commitment to Fair Trade and teaching students more about how products are made or grown. Raising the next generation to be aware of the human and environmental impacts of their purchasing choices can help shape a better future.

If you would like resources to assist in teaching about fair trade, you can check out our Resources page.

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Fair Trade Universities

The Fair Trade Association has recognised a number of universities throughout Australia as Fair Trade Universities. 

Please get in touch with the Fair Trade Association if you are interested in partnering with the Fair Trade Movement. 

Being recognised as a Fair Trade University means making a commitment to supporting Fair Trade through using Fair Trade products and raising awareness.

There are many ways universities can be involved in the Fair Trade Movement and it can be a powerful place for people to learn more about ethical production and trading practices. 

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Fair Trade Faith Groups

The Fair Trade Association has a number of recognised Fair Trade Faith Groups throughout Australia. Being recognised as a Fair Trade Faith Group means demonstrating a commitment to supporting Fair Trade through using Fair Trade products and raising awareness.

We have a number of fair trade faith groups across Australia, if you are interested in getting in touch with one of them, please contact the Association so that we can assist you. 


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Fair Trade Towns/Councils

The Fair Trade Association has recognised a number of Towns and Councils throughout Australia in recognition of broad community support for Fair Trade.

Being recognised as a Fair Trade Town or Council means making a commitment to supporting Fair Trade through using Fair Trade products and raising awareness of Fair Trade.

Becoming a Fair Trade Town or Council is a great way of acknowledging widespread and demonstrated commitment to Fair Trade in the Community. It also enables offices, workplaces, schools and faith groups that are promoting Fair Trade to have their work recognised.

On receiving recognition, Fair Trade Town or Council's receive certificates, flyers and posters acknowledging their achievement as well as on-going support and updates from the Fair Trade Association.

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Other Fair Trade Groups

If you and your organisation are passionate about Fair Trade but don’t fit into any of our other categories, we’d still love you to be a part of the Fair Trade story.

Being recognised as Fair Trade Group means demonstrating your commitment to supporting Fair Trade through using Fair Trade products and raising awareness. 

On receiving recognition, a Fair Trade Groups receives a certificate and a logo for your website acknowledging your achievement. Flyers and posters are available as well as on-going support and updates from the Fair Trade Association. 

There are also resources available on the Resources page. 

Register as a Fair Trade Community

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