Welcome to the Preston and South Ribble Fairtrade Group website

Who we are

We are a friendly group of people of different backgrounds who believe that Fairtrade is a practical way of tackling poverty and inequality. The group is open to anyone who supports Fairtrade.

What we do

Within the Preston and South Ribble area we aim to increase awareness of Fairtrade and encourage the use of fairly traded products.

Fairtrade in Preston and South Ribble

Preston gained Fairtrade City status in June 2004, while South Ribble was declared a Fairtrade Borough in March 2009. Since then we have passed many milestones and had our status renewed a number of times. We now renew our status as a joint application and this was last done in August 2015.

What is Fairtrade

Fairtrade seeks to transform the lives of poor producers in the developing world by paying a fair price for their products thus enabling them to use their skills and resources to trade their way out of poverty.

Fairtrade Fortnight 2017 27th February to 12th March

It's Time to Put Fairtrade in Your Break; Don't Feed Exploitation

The food on our tables, the tea and coffee in our mugs are all from farmers who toil, sweat and slog.
Yet these farmers are trapped in a system that is unfair, one that rips them off. However hard they work to provide the things we depend on, they still aren't paid what they deserve. And every time people buy these products, they become part of the problem.
Together we can end this - by campaigning to encourage others to choose Fairtrade. It’s time to get as many people in your community to take a Fairtrade break. Don’t feed exploitation. Choose Fairtrade.