Oxford became a Fair Trade City in 2004. This means that the Fairtrade Foundation was satisfied that it had achieved the five criteria required to qualify as a Fairtrade Town (or City). They are:

  1. Local council passes a resolution supporting Fairtrade, and agrees to serve Fairtrade products (for example, in meetings, offices and canteens).
  2. A range of Fairtrade products are readily available in the area’s retail outlets (shops, supermarkets, newsagents and petrol stations) and served in local catering outlets (cafés, restaurants, pubs).
  3. Local workplaces and community organisations (places of worship, schools, universities, colleges and other community organisations) support Fairtrade and use Fairtrade products whenever possible.
  4. Media coverage and events raise awareness and understanding of Fairtrade across the community.
  5. A local Fairtrade steering group is convened to ensure the Fairtrade Town campaign continues to develop and gain new support.

For more information see the Fair Trade Towns pages on the Fairtrade Foundation website.

The Oxford Fairtrade Coalition is how we meet criteria 5. It is a loose coalition of organisations and individuals involved in various aspects of fair trade who work to promote awareness of Fairtrade in Oxford.

You can contact us by e-mail to fairtrade@oxford.gov.uk

We meet regularly at Oxford Town Hall and new members are always welcome.

This blog is our main website and will be used to share updates and news from the coalition.



Website maintained by Tim Davies.

Header image kindly provided under a Creative Commons licence by LY (CC BY-NC). Find the original here.


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