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01/22/2020 - 10:49
 WFTO Press release
22 January 2020, Geneva Switzerland

A major new report from World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO), Traidcraft Exchange, University of York and Cambridge University challenges leaders gathering and Davos and beyond to foster business models that put people and planet first. The report unveils key features of such mission-led business models and provides a direct contrast with profit-primacy businesses. 

Human Rights Day - Fair Trade  enterprise
12/09/2019 - 12:41

When Fair Trade began as a movement all those decades ago, our dream was about making global trade truly just. This meant an unwavering focus on the people with least power in global supply chains: those making the products that we all enjoy. Decades on, our dream remains just as clear, and we march arm-in-arm with the global human rights movement to make this a reality for all workers, farmers and artisans. 

By Roopa Mehta, President of WFTO (for Human Rights Day 10 December 2019)

11/29/2019 - 13:33

The Fair Trade Movement urges that the demands of producer organisations be heard in the negotiations on the global climate crisis on the occasion of COP25. 

Fair Trade Summit, Lima Fair Trade Summit, John Steel, Cafe Direct
10/18/2019 - 16:19

By John Steele, CEO of Café Direct

Plastics for Change
10/17/2019 - 12:04

If we are to end poverty, the Fair Trade movement is rolling up its sleeve in three ways. Here’s how:

  1. Taking Fair Trade beyond the farm-gate

Millions of farmers who grow our food are hungry and exploited. Despite a multitude of initiatives and certifications, partnerships and back-slapping, by-and-large, global commodity markets work to keep farmers poor.  

10/15/2019 - 13:29

Fair Trade Wales is hosting the 13th International Fair Trade Towns Conference (IFTTC) on 18 - 20 October 2019 in Cardiff with the theme ‘The Future of Fair Trade’.

Wales became the first Fair Trade Nation in 2008, and Cardiff has recently celebrated its 15th year as a Fair Trade city, paving the way for the other UK nations to seek Fair Trade status and support the movement.

10/02/2019 - 13:03

Our community has Fair Trade Enterprises that are producing sustainable, ethical and beautiful fashion. 
Visit our Fair Trade Fashion Catalogue here.

09/20/2019 - 21:50

19 September 2019, Lima, Peru – Today the members of the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO) from across the world met in Peru and elected Roopa Mehta as the president of WFTO. She will replace Rudi Dalvai, who has served as president for the maximum allowable two consecutive terms, since May 2011.

09/20/2019 - 21:34

20 September 2019, Lima, Peru – Yesterday the members of the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO) from across the world met in Peru and voted to update its principles. While protecting the environment has always been one of the 10 principles of Fair Trade, the movement today voted to rename this principle ‘Climate Crisis and Protecting our Planet’.