September 2022 issue.
LET’S TEAM UP
Would you like to promote Fair Trade and gain global visibility? Then let’s join forces and become a strategic partner of WFTO. WFTO is currently already teaming up with MADE51, eBay For Change, and Small but Perfect, (click here to read more) to widen the reach of Fair Trade! Good news: we also started partnering with SEED in bringing visibility to the crucial role of SMEs as game-changers in shaping a new economy that is truly putting people and planet first.
It is very important to have these partnerships to strategise on how to become an effective network of entrepreneurs that really will make the difference in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and be the driver for the needed systemic economic change.
If you’d like to collaborate with us, contact us at email@example.com
WHY & HOW TO SOURCE FAIR TRADE
Sourcing Fair Trade shows your commitment to the movement of placing people and the planet first. Customers will see that you are serious about paying fair prices to farmers, artisans and workers. There are several ways you can source Fair Trade products.
Here are a few suggestions:
Supplier search: Search what you are looking for and get in contact with WFTO-verified Fair Trade Enterprises
Fashion Catalogue: allows you access to fair and sustainable fashion suppliers
Beyond Beautiful: This collection is a ‘shop window’ which represents the broader community of Fair Trade Enterprises.
WFTO Guaranteed producers: You can also source from Fair Trade Enterprises by looking at online sourcing platforms like Common Objective, and Good Market
Ambiente 2023: You can check out some of our members’ products in person at Ambiente 2023 in February 2023
CELEBRATE THE FAIR TRADE CHARTER
The Fair Trade movement is made up of individuals, organisations, enterprises (SMEs) and networks that share a common vision of a world in which justice, equity and sustainable development are at the heart of trade structures. The Fair Trade Charter offers a concise explanation of the generic objectives and approaches that are common to most Fair Trade initiatives. As WFTO, however, we are going beyond this: we focus more and more on system change and other business models. That’s why we verify the enterprise and not only the products. Click here to read the Charter and get involved.
APPLY FOR A 2,000 EUROS GRANT WITH SMALL BUT PERFECT
We are looking for Business Support Organisations from EU member states and COSME countries to host events to support fashion start-ups in incorporating more circular and sustainable business practices and inspire change. Click here to read more about the programme and apply for a 2000 Euros grant!
16TH INTERNATIONAL FAIR TRADE SUMMIT
400+ Fair Trade Enterprises and retailers, 50+ speakers, 25+ talks, sessions and workshops, 7 special events – our Summit really couldn’t have been more special! If you would like to see what happened, you can check our photos here, where we will be uploading more photos in the coming weeks. Be part of the change, and join us in 2024 in South Africa!
JOIN THE WFTO COMMUNITY
Would you like to become a WFTO verified Fair Trade Enterprise or a First Buyer? Organisations fully committed to the Fair Trade Principles and Code of Practice are welcome to join our community by clicking here.