Celebrating Fairtrade and Other Ethical Trade Brands


Fairtrade fortnight is an International campaign which celebrates Fairtrade, on the last week of February and first week of March. Here at SUBU we celebrate Ethical Trade Fortnight during the same 2 weeks. In 2021, we celebrated from 22nd February until 7th March, however, we can all support ethical trade brands all the time.
We encourage students to think about purchasing ethical trade brands, to support workers overseas so that they can produce and sell their products in a fair way, to ensure they have a decent wage and standard of living, and to ensure that products are resourced in a careful and sustainable way, so that our environment does not become damaged or polluted. 

Check out our Whats On Page here for a whole host of virtual events brought to you by Fairtrade from visiting craft workshops in Bethlehem to Bake Offs, to Bollywood & Banghra.  Click here to find a Fairtrade event for you.


Keep an eye on our SUBU Social Media, facebook and instagram pages, for competitions throughout the fortnight, for your chance to win some Fairtrade goodies.

You can win Fairtrade Vegan Chocolate from Pico of Switzerland, or Lavendar Dark Chocolate, or Mandarin and Ginger Dark Chocolate from Seed and Bean, or a lovely box of Fairtrade Malteasers, or a lovely Ethical trade hamper with So Organic Chenin Blanc wine, Percol Americano Instant Coffee, Sainsburys Instant Hot Chocolate, Good Earth Cloud Mist Green Tea, Love Beauty and Planet Coconut Shampoo Bar, Boutique Cotton Buds, and Malteasers.


You can find out more about ethical trade brands below - simply click on the icons.

At Bournemouth University, we recognise the importance of Fairtrade items and we stock various items which are Fairtrade at university and students union outlets. 

What is Fairtrade?

Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world. By requiring companies to pay sustainable prices which must never fall lower than the market price, Fairtrade addresses the injustices of conventional trade, which traditionally discriminates against the poorest, weakest producers. It enables them to improve their position and have more control over their lives.