Fairtrade City

Sunderland was the 300th place alongside London to be awarded Fairtrade status in 2007 by the Fairtrade Foundation, as part of its commitment to a better future for all.

"Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world."

The award is thanks to a host of organisations, agencies, individuals and wider community; schools, churches, faith groups and retailers. There are over 150 places in Sunderland supporting Fairtrade.

Download the 'Sunderland Fairtrade Guide and Directory' (see 'Related downloads) to read about Fairtrade support in Sunderland, where to buy and find out about our gold standard Fairtrade pioneers: Fullwell Mill Foods, Traidcraft and Shared-Interest Society.

Sunderland Fair Trade Partnership

A wide range of organisations and groups are now involved in campaigning, promoting and raising awareness of Fairtrade. The group also maintains Fairtrade status for the city.

Our fair trade partners: Sunderland Partnership, University of Sunderland, The Co-operative Membership, Fullwell Mill Foods, Sunderland City Council, Traidcraft, Sainsbury's, Sunderland Soroptimist International, City of Sunderland College, Gentoo Group, Sunderland Youth Parliament and Shared Interest.