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Tavistock was first registered as a Fairtrade town in 2005, one of the first in Devon, and recently renewed its status in 2019. Tavistock is a town that really cares about ethical living, from environmental issues to working conditions for farmers in some of the poorest countries of the world.

What is Fairtrade?

Fairtrade is a system of certification that aims to ensure a set of standards are met in the production and supply of a product or ingredient. For farmers and workers, Fairtrade means workers’ rights, safer working conditions and fairer pay. For shoppers it means high quality, ethically produced products

Find out more here:

Fairtrade Fortnight 2023 | 27th February - 12th March

For two weeks each year at the end of February and start of March, thousands of individuals, companies and groups across the UK come together to share the stories of the people who grow our food and drinks, mine our gold and who grow the cotton in our clothes, people who are often exploited and underpaid.


This year’s theme, ‘Save our Favourite Foods’ encourages generations of all ages to think about the choices we make, how they will impact the planet and shape the future of our world. Particularly important this year is the prospect that products like cocoa, bananas and coffee may soon be much more difficult to find on our shelves. 

Climate change is making crops like these harder and harder to grow. Combined with deeply unfair trade, communities growing these crops are being pushed to the brink. But here’s the good news - more of us choosing Fairtrade means extra income, power, and support for those communities, as they work to build sustainable and prosperous futures. 


So not only is choosing Fairtrade best for people and planet, it could help save everyday treats like chocolate, bananas and a hot cuppa! 

How can you take part in Tavistock? 

Saturday February 18th - Monday March 6th | Tavistock Library | Fairtrade Art Competition

Saturday February 25th | Tavistock Library | Drop-in Art Session

Saturday February 25th - Sunday 12th march | Tavistock Fairtrade Trail

Monday February 27th - Sunday March 12th | Tavistock Library | Fairtrade Display

Tuesday February 28th | United Reform Church | Fairtrade Lunch 12:00-13:30

Monday March 6th | Tavistock Library | Coffee Morning

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You can find out which businesses in Tavistock support Fairtrade in the list below. 

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