Fairtrade Leighton-Linslade

Leighton Buzzard is a town where history, quality and community join together to make for a more rewarding shopping experience.

It is justly proud that in January 2006, Director of the Fairtrade Foundation, Harriet Lamb, CBE, presented the Town Mayor with a certificate conferring Fairtrade Town status on Leighton-Linslade.

This achievement established Leighton-Linslade as Bedfordshire’s first Fairtrade Town and reflected the Town Council’s and the local community’s commitment to the campaign.

The Town’s Fairtrade status is supported by many local employers, cafes and shops, and various schools and churches in the town who have official ‘Fairtrade’ recognition.

Visit the official site to find out more about Fairtrade Leighton-Linslade

More about Fairtrade:

Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade 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 injustice of the conventional trade, which traditionally discriminates against the poorest, weakest producers. It enables them to improve their position and have more control over their lives.