Wimborne Minster and Colehill is a Fair Trade Community

Fairtrade puts more power into the hands of sustainable, small-scale producers in developing countries and demonstrates that there are alternatives to large-scale trade, alternatives that work for the producers and for us as consumers.

The Fairtrade Foundation certifies products as fairly traded and awards the Fairtrade Mark.

Representatives of local businesses, schools and the Town Council, working with fairtrade volunteers, helped Wimborne achieve Fairtrade Town status in 2006. Since then the number of shops, cafes, restaurants and residential accommodation offering fairly traded goods has more than trebled. In 2017 Colehill Parish Council joined us and we now work together as a Fairtrade Community

By changing to fairtrade certified products we can make a real difference to the lives of workers and farmers in developing countries.

Fairtrade is good for Wimborne and Colehill "...because we believe in fairness. Fairtrade guarantees a good price for small- scale producers worldwide and quality for us as consumers." Councillor John Burden, Mayor of Wimborne 2012/13

"Wimborne Business Improvement District wholeheartedly supports the ethos of the Fairtrade Foundation and will strongly encourage Wimborne's businesses to sell fairtrade products to help the developing world." Joan Tidd, Press Officer, Wimborne BID

Did you Know?

  • The Fairtrade Foundation was established in 1992
  • Hundreds of wines carry the Fairtrade Mark
  • Many iconic brands Tate and Lyle, Mars now sell a range of fair-trade products
  • UK shoppers top the global league table of fair-trade consumers