It’s a special day at the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO). Today, we mark our 34th anniversary, and what a journey it has been! Over the years, we have championed the cause of Fair Trade and supported impact-driven business models, uniting producers, consumers, and advocates worldwide to create a more equitable and sustainable world.
In 1989, WFTO, formerly IFAT, was founded. Read more about our history here.
As we reflect on our journey, we are reminded of the incredible impact Fair Trade Enterprises have had on the lives of countless small-scale farmers, producers, artisans, and communities. It’s a testament to the power of ethical trade in transforming lives and fostering positive change.
Our commitment to the principles of Fair Trade remains unwavering. We continue to work tirelessly to ensure fair wages and fair opportunities for marginalised producers, promote environmental sustainability, and advocate for social justice. These principles are not just words; they are the driving force behind everything we do.
But our celebration doesn’t end there. In honour of our 34th anniversary, we’re also excited to officially launch our new website. This marks a significant step forward in our mission to bring Fair Trade to a broader audience. We believe that by connecting more people with the principles of Fair Trade, we can make a greater impact on global trade practices.
As we look ahead, our commitment to Fair Trade Enterprises and their efforts remains steadfast. We envision a world where ethical trade is the norm, where producers are empowered, and where consumers make choices that positively impact lives and the planet. Together, we can build a fairer, more sustainable future.
Thank you for being a part of our journey. Happy 34th anniversary, WFTO! Here’s to many more years of making a difference in the world.