For two weeks each year at the end of February and start of March, thousands of individuals, companies and groups across the UK come together to share the stories of the people who grow our food and drinks, grow the cotton in our clothes and of people who are often exploited and underpaid.
Sheffield has been a big campaigner of Fairtrade for many years and for Fairtrade Fortnight we have dug into the archives to find the pictures of you making a positive choice with the products you buy from cake to bananas.
See who you can spot in these retro pictures going back almost two decades.
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1. Oxfam Lobby
The Lord mayor of Sheffield Councillor Mrs Marjorie Barker pictured outside of the Sheffield Town hall with some of the delegates who are to lobby MP's on the issue of Fairtrade in June 2002 Photo: Barry Richardson (Staff)
2. Big Bananas
Some of the Abbeydale School pupils drawing attention to Fairtrade products from the third world at Tesco Abbeydale Road March 2004 Photo: Barry Richardson
3. Fairtrade status
Fairtrade status received by Professor Boucher and Jamie Bristow at Sheffield University in 2004 Photo: submitted
4. Winter Garden
Council Leader Jan Wilson launches the Fairtrade directory with the help of Abbeydale Grange School Pupils in the Winter Garden in 2005 Photo: Andrew Partridge