Fairtrade Towns Case Studies

There are now more than 600 Fairtrade Towns across the country – and many have their own great success stories.


Read below how some of the best have met the Fairtrade Town goals and developed their Fairtrade work and strategy. Take inspiration and learn from the successes of other town’s campaigns.

Goal 1: Council Engagement

  • Felixstowe - Collaborating with youth council reaches children and Councillors
  • Watford - Engagement of local Councillors enhances Town campaign

Goal 2: Fairtrade products in local retail outlets and catering establishments

  • Bristol - Fairtrade Business Awards reward participation and encourage healthy competition

Goal 3: Fairtrade in the Community

  • Leighton-Linslade - Discover more about engaging with local businesses
  • East Dunbartonshire - Fairtrade Nursery Scheme inspired by younger children
  • Glossopdale - Develop your campaign by engaging with schools
  • Ringwood - One school's fantastic efforts from a student perspective

Goal 4: Public and media outreach

  • New: St Andrews - Fairtrade procurement at The Open
  • Bolton - Celebrity support raises Fairtrade profile

Goal 5: The Steering Group

  • Coming soon

Beyond the 5 Goals

  • New: Fairtrade Yorkshire - Read about how this region produced a film capturing a moment in time