Camden Fairtrade Network

We are a fairtrade borough

Fairtrade

What is Fairtrade?

Fairtrade is about better and more stable prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world. Fairtrade addresses the injustices of conventional trade, which traditionally discriminates against the poorest, weakest producers. It enables them to improve their lot and have more control over their lives.

For further information on Fairtrade, visit the Fairtrade Foundation website.

Camden Fairtrade Network

The Camden Fairtrade Network brings together agencies, community groups and individuals active in promoting Fairtrade around the borough.

The Camden Fairtrade Network was set up in late 2003 as part of a bid for Camden to achieve Fairtrade Borough status. In September 2004, Camden became the first Fairtrade Borough in north London, and the third in London, to be granted this status by the Fairtrade Foundation.

We have since successfully applied for renewal of Fairtrade Borough Status every couple of years, most recently in 2015.

The Network has continued to encourage the use and promotion of Fairtrade products in Camden and support the London Fairtrade Campaign.

Our aims are:

  • to provide information for local groups supporting Fairtrade
  • to encourage local groups to hold events, especially during Fairtrade Fortnight
  • to increase awareness of Fairtrade among consumers and retailers
  • to encourage catering businesses to use Fairtrade products
  • to support work in schools and universities

It is run by a small steering group of committed volunteers who work together with other Camden residents, businesses, schools, universities, faith groups and other local organisations to increase understanding of Fairtrade and purchase of Fairtrade goods in Camden.

Contact

For more information please contact the Camden Fairtrade Network or sign up to the Camden Fairtrade newsletter

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