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Pictures courtesy of the Fairtrade Foundation

About the Enfield Fairtrade Campaign


The Enfield Fairtrade Campaign is a project of the Enfield Civil Society Forum, an informal confederation of community and faith groups in the borough formed in early 2005.

The Civil Society Forum has also taken action on the stigmatisation of asylum-seekers, organised a major event for Human Rights Day 2005, and is currently working on issues such as British complicity in torture and Palestinian rights.

The Enfield Fairtrade Campaign was formed in mid 2005 with the objective of having Enfield declared a Fairtrade Borough, and of promoting the sale of fairly-traded products. Fairtrade Borough status was achieved in September 2008; promotion of fairly-traded products remains ongoing.

In order to achieve Fairtrade status, five goals had to be met:

  • The local council must pass a resolution supporting Fairtrade, and serve Fairtrade coffee and tea at its meetings and in offices and canteens
  • A range of Fairtrade products must be readily available in the area’s shops and served in local cafés and catering establishments (targets are set in relation to population)
  • Fairtrade products must be used by a number of local work places (estate agents, hairdressers etc) and community organisations (churches, schools etc)
  • Attract media coverage and popular support for the campaign
  • A local Fairtrade steering group must be convened to ensure continued commitment to Fairtrade Town status