Fairmondo is the project to create a global online-marketplace – owned by its local users. This will be realized through a network of autonomous local co-operatives in every country that joins in. The first of these was founded in Germany in December 2012.Since then, over 2000 members have invested about 600.000 Euros in shares.
In September 2013, the German online-marketplace was launched. Since, it has been further developed and used by a core community of ca. 12,000 users, in order to bring it to a state where it can compete with established e-commerce businesses. As of December 2015, it offers over 2 million products, including a largely complete range in the section of German-language books and a wide variety of high quality, fair-trade, and sustainably produced products throughout most categories.