DEFINITION OF FAIR TRADE

"Fair Trade is a trading partnership, based on dialogue, transparency and respect, that seeks greater equity in international trade. It contributes to sustainable development by offering better trading conditions to, and securing the rights of, marginalized producers and workers – especially in the South.

Fair Trade organisations have a clear commitment to Fair Trade as the principal core of their mission. They, backed by consumers, are engaged actively in supporting producers, awareness raising and in campaigning for changes in the rules and practice of conventional international trade." They can be recognised by the WFTO logo.

Fair Trade is more than just trading:

  • It proves that greater justice in world trade is possible.
  • It highlights the need for change in the rules and practice of conventional trade and shows how a successful business can also put people first.
  • It is a tangible contribution to the fight against poverty, climate change and economic crisis.

 

 

 

 

 

Latest News


Thirty-four (34) member Fair Trade organisations of WFTO will be exhibiting new ranges of Fair Trade products at Ambiente Messe Frankfurt, in Frankfurt, Germany, from 9 to 13 February 2018.  Ambiente is one of the largest and important consumer goods trade fairs in the world. It attracts over 140000 trade visitors from over 150 countries annually.