Fair Trade

Image: Advert @ London Bridge Station by Carolina Pastrana on Flickr

Fair Trade aims to see producers treated fairly and ethically by consumers around the world with a fair and sustainable price strategy. SCIS 1698371

See also: Globalisation


This link from the Fairtrade Foundation lets you explore over four thousand products that are Fairtrade certified. It tells you how the producers around the world are helped by a fair price. Especially useful is the link for schools to use.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary

Fair Trade Association

The Fair Trade association provides guidelines for individuals or organisations looking to grow fair trade in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific.

Suggested level: intermediate, secondary

Fair World Project

This website is about the various certifiers and the criteria required to qualify organisations to display eco-social labels such as ‘fair trade’. It also educates producers and consumers on the various certification schemes to make fair trade meaningful.

Suggested level: secondary


To discover information on the school work site ManyAnswers, use the search term ‘Fair Trade’.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary

Trade aid

This New Zealand non-profit organisation’s website outlines the ten key principles that every member of the World Fair Trade Organisation must follow. Contains curriculum resources.

Suggested level: intermediate, secondary

World Fair Trade Organisation

Everything you need to know about Fair Trade, from what it’s all about to how it is being practised world wide.

Suggested level: intermediate, secondary


Encyclopaedia Britannica Online offers information on Fair Trade at primary and intermediate level. Global Issues in Context offers information on Fair Trade at secondary level. School login (username and password) is required.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary


Have you thought about using fiction with your class to support your topic? The following are some suggestions for your students (and you!) to read and enjoy.

Bella’s chocolate surprise, by Adam Guillain and Elke Steiner, 2007 (picture book)
Roses for Isabella, by Diana Cohn, 2011 ( picture book)


The BBC looks at the benefits of Fair trade chocolate, BBC. Youtube. 2:53