Welcome to Fairtrade Leighton-Linslade

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With a big, big thanks to Just Computers of Kempston for supporting our website

These are good people. Very good people. The sort that would do a proper job.

Get a Lotta Bottle

Did you know The Bottle House in Leighton Buzzard sells Karma Cola, which is cola, really nice, and Fairtrade? No? Well, why would you...

Long story short, it does. Go there. Buy Karma Cola. Maybe also beer.

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Our Fairtrade recipe leaflet 

These are really good. Seriously good. Masterchef level good.

Included is the recipe for Ice Cream Guffi Banani

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Who are we?

We are the Fairtrade Town group for Leighton-Linslade. Fairtrade Towns are one of the things the Fairtrade Foundation does, and they do it really well. Follow the link for more details or their general wowness:

Even More Importantly


We have an updated FAQ section!


(No-one was asking the questions in the old one.)


Click on the "FAQ" tab for details.


How We Got Here


 On 20th January 2006, in front of an enthusiastic audience (mostly awake), Director of the Fairtrade Foundation, Harriet Lamb, presented Town Mayor Councillor Mark Freeman with a certificate conferring Fairtrade Town status on Leighton-Linslade. 

We are Bedfordshire's first Fairtrade Town! 
In order to qualify for Fair Trade Town status, we had to complete five separate goals. These are explained on the 5 goals page (nothing to do with football please note), and other sections will tell you how we continue to do the paperwork to satisfy them. 

If you feel inspired to get involved with our organisation, or can help in any way, we would be delighted to hear from you- see contact section.


If not, but would like to support Fair Trade in other ways, the website has ideas. These are for the home, workplace, where you shop… 

We also have a section detailing why buying Fair Trade matters, another with useful links, and random sections for old news.


Who knows what delights you might find? It could be a recipe, a newsletter, or the steering committee singing the Banana Song.


Canal Festival 2022

Yes, we were there again. And the new, freshly redesigned Wheel Of Fortune was also be there.

(I mean, it's been repainted is all. But that's something, right?)

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You came in your hundreds to play our game for free, eat our chocolate for free, and take a free recipe leaflet.

So a big thank you for that.


For two years it's been too dangerous to do the Leighton Buzzard supermarket Fairtrade survey.

(Words that would have looked very, very bizarre in 2019)

But here it is! The 2022 survey. Because some things are worth not risking your life for.

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The Co-op we looked at is the new Co-op food store in Kemsley Drive. Which is really, really impressive in its FT stock. Go there. Buy cookies. 

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Our ongoing experiment continues, and the data points to the following conclusion. People like free chocolate. So thank you for eating our chocolate and paying nothing.

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With a huge thanks to Tony's Chocolonely and to Morrisons for giving us free chocolate. What, you thought we paid for it?

All this was for Black History Month

In Da House

Once again the House of Coffee are a winner. They sell the best coffee ever, and have just introduced a new addition to their Fairtrade range from Peru.

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This is seriously good coffee which will melt all your problems away. Perhaps. Definitely worth trying.

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Is it Fairtrade?


Over 2,000 products now carry the Fairtrade mark which is your independent guarantee that the product really does make a difference to some of the poorest farmers in the world.

We are so close to 6000 hits. Or we might not be, but if we say that, this text won't need changing for a while.