Spotlight on Fair Trade shops: Mitra Bali
Introducing Mitra Bali Fair Trade shop. This month we are heading to Indonesia to meet the first Fair Trade shop in Bali, Indonesia. For over 20 years, Mitra Bali has supported local artisans to earn a fair income by promoting their products and offering training and programmes that help them to improve their production. You can watch the video here.
10 Principles of Fair Trade
Through the WFTO, the global Fair Trade movement created the 10 principles of Fair Trade. They specify the ways that Fair Trade Enterprises are set up and behave to ensure they put people and planet first. This is the backbone of the WFTO Fair Trade Guarantee System and captures the core principles behind Fair Trade. We encourage all those across the Fair Trade movement to share these principles and show their support for Fair Trade. Get a copy of the principles in English, Arabic, Spanish, Mandarin, French, German and Italian.
Download the poster in English, Spanish and German.
Fair Trade Towns In Focus: Malmö, Sweden
This month we are traveling to Sweden to learn more about Fairtrade City Malmö. The Swedish city of Malmö has been declared the winner of the EU Cities for Fair and Ethical Trade Award 2021. We hear from Olov Källgarn, one of the Fairtrade City-coordinators in Malmö, about their decision to use ethical and sustainable batteries and developing a road map for how a municipal organisation can minimise the risk of human rights violations. This is what Olov had to say.
Think Globally, Act Locally: A new Guide to sustainable procurement for local authorities.
Commissioned by Bremen, the 2011 German Fair Trade Capital, FTAO has published its latest report entitled "Beyond Buying: how can the circular economy principles feed sustainable public procurement policies and practices?". The research aims to outline how municipalities can include circular economy principles into their procurement policies and practices and makes concrete recommendations to support these efforts as well as mainstream sustainability across the procurement process. This great potential is illustrated through the concrete experiences of four pioneer towns. Learn more about it here.