Fairtrade is about addressing poverty in the developing world through better prices.
By buying Fairtrade certified products you're giving farmers a chance to sell their products at a stable price that covers their costs and enables them to support their families and invest in a better future.
Stockton was awarded Fairtrade Borough Status in July 2007 and is now supported by a wide range of organisations and individuals including Stockton Borough Council, the RSPB, Durham University Queen’s Campus, Vela Housing, churches, community groups, schools, restaurants and shops.
Stockton Council supports the Fairtrade campaign by using only Fairtrade products at all official meetings.
All of the five major Trade Unions in the Tees Valley area and the Youth Assembly have expressed their support for the Fairtrade movement.