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Fairtrade is a system of certification that aims to ensure a set of standards are met in the production and supply of a product or ingredient. For farmers and workers, Fairtrade means workers’ rights, safer working conditions and fairer pay. For shoppers it means high quality, ethically produced products.


Fairtrade Leighton-Linslade is Bedfordshire's first Fairtrade Town! The steering group is led by volunteers who live locally.

In January 2006, in front of an enthusiastic audience, Director of the Fairtrade Foundation, Harriet Lamb, presented Leighton-Linslade Town Mayor with a certificate conferring Fairtrade Town status on Leighton-Linslade - Bedfordshire's first Fairtrade Town! 

In order to qualify for Fairtrade Town status, we had to complete five separate goals. We have demonstrated all of the goals. As part of Goal 3; A brilliant example of business outreach, a case study of Leighton-Linslade has been featured on Fairtrade's website; click on the graphic.

Describes Fairtrade Leighton-Linslade Goals. These goals are as folows, Goal 1: Council Engagement, Goal 2: Fairtrade products in local retail outlets and catering establishments. Goal 3: Faritrade in the community. Goal four: Public & Media outreach. Goal 5: The Steering Group.
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