Falmouth became a Fairtrade Town late 2005, the first Fairtrade Town in Cornwall.
The Council took the initiative to join the Fairtrade Association to support businesses, organisations and individuals who wished to be part of the global movement for fair and ethical trading.
Please click here for more information and the list of Falmouth and Area Fairtraders. These are shops and organisations that sell Fairtrade goods. Also listed are local churches with regular fairtrade stalls.
Currently 5 million people – producers, workers and their families benefit directly as a result of Fairtrade.
Please join us in supporting our local suppliers.
The FAIRTRADE Mark is the only independent consumer guarantee of a better deal for producers in the developing world.
The FAIRTRADE Mark means:
- Farmers receive a fair and stable price for their products
- Producer groups receive a premium to invest in improving their communities and businesses
- Greater respect for the environment
- Small farmers have a stronger position in world markets
- A closer link between shoppers and producers