Fair Trade

Fair Trade is a trading partnership, based on dialogue, transparency and respect, which seeks greater equity in international trade.

Fair Trade is more than just trading:

  • It proves that greater justice in world trade is possible.
  • It highlights the need for change in the rules and practice of conventional trade and shows how a successful business can also put people first.
  • It is a tangible contribution to the fight against poverty, climate change and economic crisis.

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. Contact us at montgomerydec@btconnect.com for more information or if you are interested in volunteering.

For current local fair trade events have a look at our News page.

Fairtrade Fortnight 2019 events in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire


The Fairtrade Foundation is an independent non-profit organisation that licenses use of the FAIRTRADE Mark on products in the UK in accordance with internationally agreed Fairtrade standards. They also grant certification to the hundreds of Fairtrade towns, faith groups, schools and universities which are vital in campaigning to realise the vision of fair trade.

The Scottish Fair Trade Forum was established to secure Fair Trade Nation status for Scotland. Since achieving this goal in February 2013, it has continued to support the spread of Fair Trade in its widest sense throughout Scotland and in particular has worked to encourage public procurement of Fairtrade goods and to integrate Fair Trade into the business community

The World Fair Trade Organization is a global network of organisations representing the Fair Trade supply chain. WFTO is the home of fair traders: producers, marketers, exporters, importers, wholesalers and retailers that demonstrate 100% commitment to Fair Trade and apply the 10 WFTO Principles of Fair Trade to their supply chain. The works and achievements of its members make WFTO a global authority on Fair Trade and a guardian of Fair Trade values and principles.

There are many opportunities to get involved with Fairtrade in your community, be that a town, university, faith group, school or workplace. Find out more here: www.fairtrade.org.uk/en/get-involved/in-your-community

Fair Trade teaching resources we have compiled a list of resources which can be borrowed from the Montgomery DEC free of charge or accessed online.