High street names such as Sainsbury’s and cosmetics brand Lush took part in a Devon college’s Fairtrade Festival.
Second year hospitality and event planning students at City College Plymouth, which is committed to using Fairtrade products, hosted the event late last month.
Other departments that took part included hair and beauty and skills for life.
Student Robyn Lockhart, 19, helped to organise the event, which featured live music, cooking demonstrations and face-painting.
She said: “We are all thrilled to have had the opportunity to plan and host such a brilliant event.
“We have never planned such a big event before. It gave us invaluable experience that we can take into the workplace.”