Archived Events

Saturday, 23 May 2015 to Monday, 1 June 2015

The World Fair Trade Week is a biennial event initiated by WFTO, taking place from 23 to 31 May 2015.


The first World Fair Trade Week was held in Rio de Janeiro in May 2013 and this year it will be held in Milan, Italy.  

According to the mayor of Milan - proud host of the 2015 Fair Trade Week - “Fair Trade represents a real economic revolution.” 

Friday, 22 May 2015 to Saturday, 23 May 2015

The celebration of the 40th GEPA’s anniversary will take place in GEPA’s headquarters in Wuppertal, Germany, on 22 May 2015. Producer partners from around the world, suppliers from Germany, customers such as the world shops, shareholders and Fair Trade partners will attend the event, which will be marked with speeches, a tour around the historic building of GEPA that includes a look at a compilation of wishes and expectations from costumers for GEPA’s next 40 years, and music.    


Friday, 22 May 2015

The GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) International Conference in India provides the ideal opportunity to find out about organic textile processing globally and in the Indian region – the world leader in organic textile processing. GOTS is the leading standard in ecology and social responsibility for processing organic fibres. The Conference will help to create and develop successful partnerships.


Visit their website to find more information. 

Wednesday, 20 May 2015 to Saturday, 23 May 2015

The 2015 conference will take place in Berlin, Germany from 20-22 May. 
The theme will be A Roadmap to Change.

The event will be co-hosted by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and will include a full Conference Day with plenaries and breakout sessions, an evening cocktail reception and the ISEAL Community Day for members and subscribers.

Wednesday, 13 May 2015 to Thursday, 14 May 2015

The International Association of Investors in the Social Economy - INAISE - and its Peruvian member Cooperative FORTALECER warmly invite you to the International Conference on Social and Solidarity Finance which will be held on May 13-14, 2015 in Lima (Peru), in the 'Casona' centre of the National Main University of San Marcos.

The conference topic is 'Social and Solidarity Finance:  building an inclusive and fair economy'.

Sunday, 10 May 2015 to Monday, 11 May 2015

Bio West is a German fair for organic and Fair Trade products.

This fair is part of a series of Fair Trade fairs throught Germany and it will take place on 10 May 2015 in Düsseldorf 

WFTO Members such as GEPA GmBH will be present. 

For more information visit the Bio West's website:

Saturday, 9 May 2015 to Monday, 25 May 2015

"La Quinzaine du Commerce Equitable" - France celebrates the 15th Anniversary of its Fair Trade Fortnight, from 9 to 24 May 2015! 

Fair Trade Fortnight will be oberserved by hundreds of events throughout France, celebrating the responsible consumption and the dream of a fairer, more united, more equitable world. 

Saturday, 9 May 2015

'Be an Agent for Change'

Fair Trade is an agent for change. It is a tangible solution to poverty eradication, a good tool for sustainable development, and most of all Fair Trade promotes social justice. 
From 2015 until 2017, WFTO developed an overarching theme for World Fair Trade Day celebrations: ‘Be an Agent for Change’

Friday, 8 May 2015

The Youth and Family Ministry of the Anglican Diocese of Niagara will join the celebration of World Fair Trade Day 2015.
They will be providing an IMMERSION EXPERIENCE where a group of their youth will be able to learn about Fair Trade practices and see it in action at our Fair Trade cafe. Their group will be at the cafe on Saturday, May 8, 2015 from 9 to 2 p.m.

During this meeting education sessions will be organized, and documentaries, samples, and materials will be available to educate consumers about fair trade.