62 Member Organisations

Businesses

African Moringa

African Moringa Ltd. is committed to offering the highest quality organic Moringa, Macadamia, Neem, and Mondia whitei products; meeting your need for excellent service, and the farmers’ needs for reliable, sustainable trade at fair prices.

Dos Mundos

Dos Mundos is an ethical retail shop which has been trading in Scotland for 10 years, predominantly offering contemporary fair trade clothing to the High Street.

Earth Squared 

Earth Squared have worked closely with fair trade accredited partners in Vietnam for the past 19 years to ensure fair trade criteria are embedded into everyday working life and to create a range of contemporary, stylish and affordable fashion accessories.

EE Wholesale Uk Ltd.

Fair Trade is what we do now and what we were created for. To  develop products that enable marginalised farmers to get their goods into our competitive markets in a sustainable way but also to connect consumers with what they eat and drink.

Fair Business Alliance / Pacari UK

Relying on our strong connections within the global food sector, we help small farmer communities  and indigenous communities to develop and launch locally, sustainable (organic, fair trade) produced products on international markets. We are committed to ensuring that a majority of the wealth generated by these products stays in the countries of origin.

Ferry Row B&B

Ferry Row B&B holds the Green Tourism Gold Award.  We aim to use and serve Fair Trade foods, bedlinen, furnishings and cleaning materials whenever possible.

Gavin’s Mill Community Project

The Mill is run almost entirely by volunteers and contains a fair trade shop, café and event space for community projects.

Gogo Olive

Gogo Olive creates employment for Zimbabwean women. Shop with purpose. Change lives.

Greencity Wholefoods

Wholesaler of ethically sourced food and drink based in Glasgow. Nourishing change since 1978.

Hadeel / Palcrafts

Buying fairtrade Palestinian crafts from our shop helps to sustain infrastructures, as many of the producer groups also provide health, education and emergency services in their communities which lack any form of local government which might do this.

Hand Up Events

A social action business that promotes and platforms fair and ethical trade through events, be it concerts, fashion shows, conferences and/or festivals.

Highland Wholefoods Workers Co-operative

A workers co-operative situated in the city of Inverness. We supply vegetarian, vegan, organic, ethical and environmentally friendly food, drinks and household products to the Highlands, islands and north-east Scotland.

True Origin

True Origin Foods works directly with a network of smallholder farmers and producers in the global south to source the finest ethical foods.

Kibébé

The African lifestyle brand economically empowering refugees and Malawians alike. Our skilled artisans transform colourful chitenje (traditional fabric used throughout East Africa) to create a curated collection of handcrafts that come with stories of resilience and opportunity.

Koolskools

Koolskools (KS) is the UK’s leading supplier of quality, affordable Fairtrade cotton school uniform. KS also provide free Fairtrade education for their client schools.

NorthLink Ferries

NorthLink Ferries’ commitments to Fair Trade include the provision of Fairtrade coffee, tea and sugar sourced from Aberdeen-based Caber Coffee, Fairtrade bananas supplied by JW Gray in Kirkwall and Strachans in Aberdeen and the introduction of new staff polo shirts manufactured from Fairtrade cotton.

One World Shop

We have been trading in Edinburgh for over 30 years, selling a beautiful range of fair trade gifts, homeware and food, we also provide education services.

Saorsa Fair Trade Gift Store

Offering a wide selection of unusual Fair Trade and Ethically sourced gifts, home ware and accessories from around the globe.

Rainbow Turtle

A group of committed individuals helping to make Fair Trade easy for Paisley and Renfrewshire which in turn makes life better for our producers.

Scotmid Co-operative

With over 195 convenience stores offering great value and customer service in local communities, Scotmid Co-operative actively supports Fairtrade throughout Scotland.

Second Nature Online

Shared Interest

Shared Interest is an ethical investment organisation which aims to alleviate poverty by helping people in remote and disadvantaged communities to trade and earn a living.

Silver Stag of Scotland

STC Expeditions

STC Expeditions are the leading UK school expedition company in responsible travel. We organise bespoke and ethical overseas school expeditions, educational journeys and specialist Fair Trade School trips.

The Cooperative

Co-op have supported Fairtrade for over 25 years. It’s our goal to make it easier for you to support farmers, workers and their communities around the world who grow produce and ingredients for Co-op products, with every shop.

Trade Right International/Carishea

We work with communities in Ghana where women harvest shea nuts to produce butter, which is then handcrafted into luxurious products by our workers from disadvantaged communities in Scotland. As we pay fair wages and return profits into valuable education and community development programmes, buying carishea products make a difference to all.

Ujamaa Spice

We work directly with smallhold Swahili farmers in Zanzibar to ensure the equity and their single origin fairtrade spices, meaning we empower them to set their own prices and therefore control the quality and integrity of their own products.

Unlimited Colour

Yho! Yho!

As a Fair Trade business Yho!Yho! is committed to fair and transparent trading practices. We adhere strictly to the 10 principles of Fair Trade advocated by the World Fair Trade Forum WFTO include: Promoting  opportunities for disadvantaged producers, Fair wages and working practices, Accountability and Respect for the Environment.

Zaytoun

Zaytoun is a Community Interest Company and social enterprise inspired by Palestinian culture, communities and cuisine.They exist to support Palestinian farmers through fair trade – 100% of our profits are reinvested towards delivering this mission.

Churches

Aberdeen Unitarian Church

A church that has been in Aberdeen since 1833 and as part of UK Unitarianism places great emphasis on freedom, reason and toleration in religion.

Inverkip Church

Inverkip Church in Inverclyde, established in 1188, has around 300 members and became a Fair Trade Church in May 2017.

St Silas Episcopal Church

St Silas has been running a regular fair trade stall for over twenty years and has been a Fairtrade Church for 16 years. We aim to encourage the church to consider fair trade beyond buying from the stall by hosting occasional specific events and including interviews in the services during Fairtrade Fortnight and through regular posts on the church Facebook group.

Wellington Church

For many years now we have pursued ecological concerns: we are a designated Eco-congregation and have twice gained an eco-congregation award.  This reflects a regular focus in worship and the congregation’s newsletter on environmental and other justice themes; our commitment to fair trade; a concern for ethical investment and energy-saving and recycling

 

Colleges and Universities

Glasgow Caledonian University

GCU has a longstanding commitment to Fairtrade. It was first accredited as a Fairtrade University in 2012, and in partnership with GCU Students’ Association has achieved a 1 Star award in the Fairtrade Universities and Colleges Award.

New College Lanarkshire

Students from the Faculty of Supported Learning at New College Lanarkshire have been involved in various Fair Trade events and initiatives, and the College supports Fair Trade.

The University of Edinburgh

The University of Edinburgh has been a Fairtrade University since 2004, and is committed to sourcing fair trade products and carrying out awareness raising activities.

The University of Strathclyde

The University achieved full Fairtrade reaccreditation in 2017. A Fairtrade Steering Group consisting of representatives from the Environment Team, the Students Association and Catering teams is now working on the creation of a joint set of Fairtrade Policy statements.

University of Dundee

The University of Dundee assigns great importance to its role within the international community, and therefore is committed to supporting initiatives which promote and sustain various fairer trade alternatives.

University of St Andrews

A Fairtrade University since 2006, we work closely with the Fairtrade Town Campaign to raise awareness and increase availability of Fairtrade products in St Andrews.

Councils

Aberdeen City Council 

Aberdeen was the first city in Scotland to achieve Fairtrade status in 2004.

Aberdeenshire Council

The council passed a resolution back in November 2013 to support Fairtrade. A number of towns and villages right across Aberdeenshire have achieved and renewed Fairtrade status including Stonehaven, Inverurie, Alford, Huntly, Mid Formartine and, Peterhead and Buchan.

Dumfries and Galloway Council

Dumfries and Galloway became a Fairtrade zone in October 2017 through the combined efforts of ourselves, Loch Arthur Camphill Community (our Fairtrade Employer Champion) and Fairtrade campaigners from Castle Douglas, Dumfries, Dunscore, Kirkcudbright and Wigtown.

Dundee City Council

Dundee is a Fair Trade city, and Dundee City Council is committed to promoting and raising awareness of Fair Trade.

East Ayrshire Council

Fairtrade Zone status for East Ayrshire on 7th October 2016.

East Dunbartonshire Council

East Dunbartonshire Council has supported fair trade for over a decade, counting Fair Trade Nurseries among our pioneering activities.  We are proud to be members of the Scottish Fair Trade Forum.

Inverclyde Council

The district has been a recognised Fairtrade area since 2013 and the latest extension secured by the council will run until 2023. The status acknowledges the work locally, including by the Inverclyde Fairtrade Steering Group led by retired school teacher Morag Paul.

North Lanarkshire Council

North Lanarkshire has been awarded North Lanarkshire Fairtrade Zone Status in recognition of the support and awareness the local schools, churches, businesses and communities have given to Fairtrade products.

Perth & Kinross Council

Perth and Kinross has been at the forefront of the Fairtrade Towns movement in Scotland. Aberfeldy became the first Fairtrade Town in Scotland in 2002 and Kinross-shire became the first Fairtrade County in Scotland in August 2005. Perth became a Fairtrade City in 2005.

Renfrewshire Council

Renfrewshire achieved Fairtrade Zone status in 2009, after a campaign led by Renfrewshire Council and involving local Fairtrade groups, schools, churches and businesses.

South Lanarkshire Council 

South Lanarkshire is a FairTrade zone. In February 2020, South Lanarkshire renewed its Fairtrade Zone status.

West Lothian Council

West Lothian is a Fairtrade Zone with four Fairtrade Towns (Bathgate, Linlithgow, Livingston, Whitburn). The county also has a Fairtrade Village, in Uphall and a mini Fairtrade Zone in Fauldhouse and Breich Valley.

 

Networks

BAFTS Fair Trade Network UK

BAFTS Fair Trade Network UK is a network of independent shops and suppliers dedicated to promoting Fair Trade retail in the UK. BAFTS provides a structure of accountability to its members who adhere to the 10 Principles of Fair Trade as set out by the World Fair Trade Organisation (WFTO).

BAFTS works with UK-based independent shops and suppliers who partner with disadvantaged producer groups. BAFTS offers a way that they can have their commitment to Fair Trade recognised and be a part of the wider Fair Trade movement and community. Membership is determined by peer-to-peer assessment which takes place annually and ensures that members can provide evidence of their fulfilment of the 10 Principles of Fair Trade.

NGOs

Aberdeen for a Fairer World

Aberdeen for a Fairer World MDEC hosts stalls selling fair trade products around Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire. We have had stalls at the University of Aberdeen, Seaton Park, Tarland, and more. Volunteers play a vital role in growing our ability to provide these stalls, helping to raise awareness about fair trade throughout the city.

Christian Aid Scotland

Jubilee Scotland

Justice & Peace Scotland

The Justice and Peace Commission advises the of the Scottish Roman Catholic Bishops on justice, peace, fair trade and human rights, and promotes action.

Oxfam Scotland

Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund (SCIAF)

Society of St. Vincent de Paul Scotland

SSVP Scotland seeks to identify and combat all forms of poverty by actively working with those in need.

 

Public Bodies

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

SFRS supports Fair Trade initiatives and is a member of the Scottish Fair Trade Forum. We will promote the use of fair trade (or equivalent) products across the service and raise awareness of fair trade amongst employees. We will, to the extent permitted by EU procurement legislation, account for Fair Trade and similar initiatives in relevant procurement activity.

Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA)