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What is a Fair Trade Enterprise?

Fair Trade Enterprises come in different shapes and sizes – no matter how big (or small!): they may be small-scale cooperatives of artisans or farmers, working with individuals and communities through collective action. Others may be larger companies that have embedded our 10 Fair Trade principles into their operations, ensuring that fair practices, both environmentally and socially, are upheld throughout their supply chains.

Essentially, a Fair Trade Enterprise is a catalyst for positive impact.

The Fair Trade business models go beyond conventional business: we embrace an alternative approach that prioritises social and environmental impact alongside financial success. Unlike traditional profit-driven models, Fair Trade Enterprises have a triple bottom line: people, planet, and sustainable profit. By demonstrating the viability of a business model that values social and environmental outcomes alongside economic success, Fair Trade Enterprises inspire and encourage other businesses to adopt similar practices. Together, they contribute to a more equitable, sustainable, and socially responsible global economy, while saying a strong no to profit “at all costs”.

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People commonly associate Fair Trade with a certification for commodities like bananas, chocolate, and coffee. However, at WFTO, Fair Trade goes beyond product certification, as we advocate for changing the whole business model into a Fair Trade Enterprise.

Fair Trade Enterprises that decide to get our verification label and be part of our community, are not only commodity producers. Such producers are valued members of our community. However, Fair Trade Enterprises represent diverse experiments that explore alternative ways of conducting business. They pose the question, “What if our business model is designed for impact?” and provide tangible examples of how businesses can make an impact, from food to fashion, from handcrafts to digital services.

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From innovative technologies to community-driven initiatives, from traditional crafts to sustainable fashion, our Global Community of forward-thinking entrepreneurs is thriving. Meet some of our members!

Sindyanna of Galilee

In the heart of Israel, a remarkable Fair Trade Enterprise is making waves: meet Sindyanna of Galilee, led by inspiring women who are shaping a brighter future. Since 1996, Sindyanna has been a beacon of quality and vision, specialising in locally-made treasures like olive oil, spice mixes, honey, soaps, and handicrafts.

But Sindyanna is more than just exceptional products—it's an example of unity. Arab and Jewish women come together, working side by side, breaking down barriers and promoting peaceful coexistence through the Fair Trade business model.

Every purchase holds a deeper purpose. All profits are reinvested in supporting women in achieving their empowerment through education and capacity building, creating a ripple effect of positive change. Sindyanna's commitment goes beyond economics—they strive to bridge cultural divides, champion sustainable agriculture, and nurture organic farming practices.

The impact of Sindyanna's dedication has been widely acknowledged. Their exceptional olive oils have garnered awards and recognition, a testament to their unwavering commitment to quality. But it doesn't stop there—their contributions extend to the local community, enriching lives and sparking a wave of positive transformation.

Made for a Woman

Founded in 2019 in Madagascar, Made for a Woman is the first women-led and women-centred fashion brand in Madagascar, that aims at disrupting the paradigms of the industry. Through their commitment to radical transparency, authenticity, and genuine storytelling this Fair Trade Enterprise is leading by example and weaving a better future through its dedication to ethical and environmental sustainability standards.

At the heart of its ethos lies a passion for sustainable fabrics. Made for a Woman pioneers the use of raphia, a locally sourced natural fibre, to craft exquisite bags, hats, accessories, and ready-to-wear pieces that are as unique as they are eco-friendly. Each creation tells a story of environmental stewardship and cultural heritage, merging style and sustainability with artistry.

But the mission goes beyond fashion - it is not merely about creation; but to serve as a catalyst for change. Made for a Woman places the holistic development of their its women artisans front and centre. The brand provides essential resources and support to its artisans, ensuring their professional growth and personal well-being. With IT classes, language courses, and healthcare and preventative care initiatives, this Fair Trade Enterprise focuses its business model on putting people first and ensuring the overall well-being of its artisans. As Made for a Woman states: “We are more than just a brand: our mission is to change the world, one creation at a time.”


Silaiwali operates with a dual mission: environment and solidarity, striving to combat waste and foster unity. With a strategic location in New Delhi NCR, the largest garment manufacturing hub in India, Silaiwali confronts the pressing issue of textile waste, the second-largest pollutant after vehicular emissions in cities. Their innovative approach in serving for change, involves embracing a circular production model by upcycling textile scraps and dead stock from the fashion industry, transforming these materials into high-quality dolls and home decor, sold globally.

Silaiwali also focuses on Afghan refugees in New Delhi, who seek stability in countries open to foreign immigration. Under the guidance of UNHCR's livelihood program, they work closely with approximately 60-70 Afghan women refugees and provide fair wages, a safe working environment near their homes, and a strict no-child-labor policy.

Silaiwali's mission combines environmental responsibility and social purpose, creating a meaningful impact. Through their dedication to our 10 Fair Trade principles, they exemplify a commitment to social change and inclusivity.


Gino Girolomoni was founded in 1977 in Italy with the name ‘Alce Nero’. The cooperative was renamed after his founder in his honour, signifying a profound tribute to his legacy.

What began as a small organic farm has now blossomed into a cooperative that goes beyond producing and retailing organic pasta. Girolomoni's mission is to foster a socially, environmentally, economically, and culturally sustainable economic model. To achieve this, they have established a network of small local businesses, promoting the organic short supply chain and bolstering the local market.

At the heart of this Fair Trade Enterprise is its dedication to supporting local producers and strengthening the local economy in the Italian peninsula. By embracing short supply chains, they cultivate resilience, fairness, and sustainability. Their commitment to these principles serves as an inspiring example for others, showcasing the transformative power of sustainable practices and local collaboration.

Taller Maya

Taller Maya is a platform that arises from the Economic Development program of Fundación Haciendas del Mundo Maya, with the aim of promoting social and economic development in rural communities from the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico.

Founded in 2002, Taller Maya focuses on uplifting the skilled craftsmanship of the local artisans and producing unique handmade objects. Every creation that emerges from Taller Maya's artisans is a testament to the meticulous craftsmanship combined with modern aesthetics. Each piece carries the essence of Mayan culture, bearing witness to centuries of tradition and embodying the stories and wisdom passed down through generations.

Today, this Fair Trade Enterprise works with over 42 artisan workshops in 32 communities of the Yucatan Peninsula, preserving traditions otherwise lost and spreading our 10 Fair Trade Principles far and wide.

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WFTO welcomes applications from established Fair Trade Organisations as well as organisations that support Fair Trade. Individuals in their capacity as researchers, writers, consultants and specialists in their field who can contribute solid skills, knowledge and expertise to WFTO and members are also welcome.

Add Your Heading Text Initial requirements for organisations:

  • Compliance with the WFTO 10 Principles of Fair Trade. Please have a look at the WFTO Fair Trade Standard for more specific information on compliance with these principles.

  • All applicant organisations must already be duly registered (as a legal entity) and active for at least one year.

Who can apply?

  • Fair Trade Organisations (FTO)

    All companies, partnerships, co-partnerships and other legal bodies – as determined by the legal provisions of the country of the member concerned – that are directly engaged in Fair Trade. They may be producers or northern or southern based trading FTOs for whom Fair Trade is the main activity. To qualify for FTO membership, income from sales (turnover) must account for 50% or more of the total income. Applications for FTO membership cannot be accepted from organisations with no prior sales history.

  • Fair Trade Networks (FTN)

    Legal entities whose primary function is to serve as national or international associations of Fair Trade producers and/or Fair Trade Organisations.

  • Fair Trade Support Organisations (FTSO)

    Fair Trade Organisations where trading is not the main activity (proportion of trade is less than 50% of total income). These organisations are engaged in Fair Trade indirectly, through activities that promote and support Fair Trade. These activities can include business counselling, finance, advocacy or networking.

  • Associate Organisations

    This is a special category for national or international organisations that are interested in supporting and promoting Fair Trade, including donor organisations. Organisations that do not meet the one-year legal existence requirement also fit in this group.

  • Individual Associates

    Individual researchers, writers, consultants and specialists in their field that can support WFTO. WFTO expects its individual associates to be active Fair Trade supporters whose experience and expertise in their own particular field can be of practical benefit to WFTO's members. To apply, please submit a curriculum vitae.

    While FTO, FTN and FTSO are entitled to full WFTO membership, organizational and individual associates have only limited rights.

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The WFTO Product Label is more than just a Fair Trade symbol. It signifies not only that the practices across the supply chain are checked against the WFTO Fair Trade Standard, but it also represents support to the battle against poverty and inequality. Products carrying the WFTO Label are made and traded by Guaranteed Fair Trade Organisations dedicated to the sustainable Fair Trade economy. Every purchase of products with the WFTO Label supports small producers and their communities.

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