Fair trade

Photo: Tom Greenwood

Fair trade is helping more and more producers in the developing world work their way out of poverty.

With many of the things we buy every day such as coffee, bananas, cotton and chocolate, just a tiny percentage of what we pay actually gets back to the growers. Multinational companies capture the lion’s share of profits from trade of these products and use their market power to push down the prices paid to growers. Growers are left struggling to feed their families or to send their children to school and sometimes to even cover their production costs.

But there is a fairer way. The fair trade way.

Buying Fairtrade Certified™ products makes a huge difference for producers. Check out how in the video below:

Buy fair trade

Tea is one the many popular Fairtrade products sold in New ZealandThere is a growing range of fairly traded goods in New Zealand. As the taste, and price vary; try a few until you find some that best suit you.

To buy fairly traded goods shop at Trade Aid or look for the Fairtrade Label on products available from your local retailers, supermarkets and directly from coffee and tea wholesalers.

Buying Fairtrade gives producers a fair price for their produceFairtrade favourites

Discover how the future is looking brighter for Fairtrade certified coffee, chocolate and banana growers.

 

Oxfam's Morning Tea

Held each year during Fair Trade Fortnight, Oxfam's Morning Tea (formerly Oxfam's Biggest Coffee Break) is New Zealand's biggest celebration of Fairtrade.

Oxfam Morning Teas are easy to organise, fun and completely flexible to suit your location. Morning Teas can be hosted in your home, workplace, school, community hall, local park – wherever!

When you sign up to take part we send you a bounty of Fairtrade Certified™ goods to share with your family, friends and workmates at your event.

Money raised at your Morning Tea makes a big difference in the lives of people across the Pacific and Southeast Asia.

Find out more about Oxfam's Morning Tea

Sign up online now

 

Links and resources

Want to find out more? This is the place for all the knowledge and know-how you need on Fairtrade.

Latest news

Barry Coates: Release the TPP negotiation documents

February 24, 2014

An opinion piece from Oxfam's Executive Director Barry Coates, as published in the New Zealand Herald on February 21, 2014

Growing international call for transparency in TPPA negotiations

February 20, 2014

In the lead-up to the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) negotiations in Singapore February 22-25, Oxfam New Zealand is calling on the New Zealand Trade Minister, Tim Groser to end the secrecy and make negotiating drafts publicly available. The scope of the TPPA is wide ranging and will be significant for generations to come, not just in New Zealand but particularly for poor and marginalised people in the developing world.

Call for TPPA transparency

February 19, 2014

Oxfam's Executive Director Barry Coates writes to Trade Minister regarding TPPA negotiations

Latest blogs

Fairtrade, firsthand

October 21, 2013

Oxfam is offering the amazing opportunity to meet Wilson Sanchez, a banana grower from a fair trade cooperative in El Guabo, Ecuador, and his daughter, Kelly Sanchez.

Slipping up?

October 15, 2012

Ethical, green or otherwise, it all comes out in the wash. Guest blog from All Good Bananas.