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“Fair Trade and solidarity without justice ends up turning into charity. And charity does not produce transformation; it does not change the status quo.On the other hand justice without solidarity and Fair Trade without brotherhood become an abstract sense of justice; an empty justice because it is not allied with a social dimension.” I recently found these lines in the first leaflet printed by Ctm Altromercato about 30 years ago. I thought I'd share these phrases with you hoping it will inspire your work throughout the year.

Countdown to the 100th Guaranteed Member



Women's Skills Development Organization (Nepal) is our 100th Guaranteed Member! This Nepal-based organisation joins the ranks of Fair Trade Organisations worldwide that are pioneering Fair Trade best practices in their daily business operation. The guaranteed member status means that the...

Joint statement by Nobunto and WFTO



NOBUNTO & WFTO (World Fair Trade Organization) have the pleasure to communicate that as of November 2016 they have reached an agreement that allows to resolve the dispute (see below) amicably, avoid proceedings before the Court, and ensure their time and limited resources are rather i...

Deadline extended: Call for Papers - 19th Organic World Congr...



New deadline: 30 November 2016The 19th Organic World Congress of IFOAM - Organics International, taking place from 09 - 11 November 2017 in India, now opens its Call for Papers.Every three years sector stakeholders come together at the Organic World Congress (OWC), the world’s largest ...

PRESS RELEASE: Fair Trade = No Poverty



Culemborg, 26 September 2016 - This year WFTO observes Global Anti-Poverty Week (16-22 October 2016) by promoting the 10 Principles of Fair Trade as means to eradicate poverty as desired by the first goal of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals – NO POVERTY.WFTO believes that the princi...

Ongoing consultation on Charter revision



Keeping up with the times, WFTO is leading a process to revise the current Charter of Fair Trade Principles. The charter was agreed and signed by WFTO and Fairtrade International in 2009 as an international reference point for Fair Trade. Since then, there were major developments in the F...

Fair Trade at NY NOW 2016



Following the success of last year, verified Fair Trade exhibitors will once again showcase their products at NY NOW 2016, from 20 to 24 August 2016. Members of WFTO and Fair Trade Federation will bring their latest collections to one of the North America’s biggest gift shows.  If you ...

Fair Trade Village and Workshops at World Social Forum



Fair Trade Village and Workshops at World Social Forum will Address Trade Policy, Economic Justice, Climate Change and Small-Scale FarmersCoalition of Fair Trade Advocates to Facilitate Open Discussions, Educational Opportunities and Exhibitions at International Meeting of Civil Society G...