Trowbridge has been a certified Fairtrade Town since February 2009 and at a recent meeting, the Town Council recommitted the council and the town to being a Fairtrade Town, in advance of the tenth anniversary. As part of its commitment the Town Council provides Fairtrade tea and coffee to clients at the Civic Centre as part of the hospitality packages provided for conferencing. A number of retailers in the town offer Fairtrade products. Details about Trowbridge Fairtrade Town are available from Fairtrade Fortnight 2019 will be held between 25th February and 10th March. Details are available from:

Cllr Steve Oldrieve who is a town and Wiltshire Councillor and a member of Fairtrade Trowbridge said, “I am really pleased that the town council once again supported my proposal for a recommitment of the council’s commitment to Trowbridge being a Fairtrade Town and as a result support better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world.”