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 2018 26 February - 11 March

Come on in - to Fairtrade
Open More Doors to Fairtrade - Close the Door on Exploitation.
It’s a scandalous reality that millions of farmers and workers are still being ripped off despite working hard to provide the products we love. Unfairness in global trade is rooted in centuries of exploitation and this legacy is still unravelling.
'Since starting with Fairtrade, it's made a mega-revolution in our lives,' Marcial Quintero, member of Coobana, a Fairtrade banana co-operative in Panama.
This Fairtrade Fortnight, stand with farmers like Marcial to close the door on exploitation, and welcome more people into Fairtrade.