Rack of clothes at the Fairtrade launch, YarraFairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions, sustainable livelihoods and fair terms of trade for producers in the developing world. 

Fairtrade means sharing the benefits of international trade more equitably between consumers, producers and the environment. This means a fair price to farmers and and workers for their goods (one that covers the cost of production and guarantees a sustainable livelihood); long-term contracts which provide income security; and, for many, support to gain the knowledge and skills that they need to develop their businesses and increase sales.

It's about giving disadvantaged producers such as tea, coffee, and cocoa growers a fair go.

Fairtrade in Yarra

In May 2006, the City of Yarra became the first Fair Trade Community in the Southern Hemisphere. In becoming a Fair Trade Community, Yarra has made a commitment to purchase Fairtrade goods where possible and to work together with local businesses, organisations and individual consumers to promote the availability and use of Fairtrade products within the community.

How can I be Involved?

Supporting fair trade can be as easy as drinking Fairtrade coffee, or buying Fairtrade soccer balls. Encourage your work place or local community organisation to use Fairtrade products.

What does Fairtrade certification mean?

Fairtrade certification shows that Fairtrade standards are met and that the benefits of Fairtrade are getting back to the farmer or worker who produced the product.

Fairtrade certification:

  • Ensures that farmers and workers are paid a fair price for their work
  • Assists farmers and workers to gain the knowledge and skills for developing their business
  • Encourages farmers and communities to use improved environmental methods
  • Enables local communities to establish democratic associations or cooperatives to start local community development projects from the proceeds of Fairtrade

The Fairtrade certification indicates that each part of the product's supply chain has been certified. Products are independently audited providing assurance that standards have been met.

Look for this label on products when you shop

Fair Trade Logo 

Where to buy Fairtrade products in Yarra

The following businesses in Yarra stock Fairtrade products such as coffee, tea, chocolate and sports balls.


Aiello G
58 Spensley Street
Clifton Hill 3068

Macro Wholefoods
153 Bridge Road
Richmond 3121

Builders Arms
211 Gertrude Street

292-294 Queens Parade
Clifton Hill 3068
Cazreitop Dirty Secrets
80 Smith Street

Organic Gertrude
283 Gertrude Street
Fitzroy 3065

Coles Victoria Gardens
Victoria Street
Richmond 3121

Organic Grocery Healing Centre
318 Bridge Road
Richmond 3121

38 Johnston Street
Fitzroy 3065

Organic Wholefoods
277 Smith Street
Collingwood 3066

Friends of the Earth
312 Smith Street
Collingwood 3066

The Green Grocer
217 St Georges Road
Fitzroy North 3068

Jasper Coffee
267 Brunswick Street
Fitzroy 3065

The Trading Circle
261 Victoria Street
Abbotsford 3067

Jaybeez Deli
Victoria Gardens Shopping Centre
Shop 4 FF, Victoria Street
Richmond 3121

The Vegetable Connection
255 Brunswick Street
Fitzroy 3065

Kent Street Café
201 Smith Street

Positive Impact

146 Scotchmer St
Fitzroy North 3068

231 Gertrude Street

Ristorante Pizzeria
616 Nicholson Street
North Fitzroy

296 Brunswick Street
Fitzroy 3065

Lentil as Anything
Abbotsford Convent
1 St Heliers Street

Tre Bicchieri
623 Rathdowne Street
Carlton North 3054

Via Volare
326 Brunswick Street
Fitzroy 3065 

More resources

Fairtrade Assoication Australia and New Zealand website or Oxfam Australia website



Further information

Ivan Gilbert
Executive Manager Governance and Contracts
Telephone 9205 5110
Email Ivan.Gilbert@yarracity.vic.gov.au

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