Fair trade

In 2008, products certified with Fairtrade International’s Fair trade certification amounted to approximately US$4.98 billion (€3.4B) worldwide, a 22% year-to-year increase. Fairtrade branding has extended beyond food and fibre, a development that has been particularly vibrant in the UK where there are 500 Fair trade Towns, 118 Fairtrade universities, over 6,000 Fairtrade churches, and over 4,000 UK schools registered in the Fairtrade Schools Scheme.