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11/22/2022 - 09:31

Each multilateral negotiation about the future shape of our world in a changing climate presents an opportunity to discuss our current economic system – the cause of so many problems in this world, from increasing degradation of our ecosystems, climate change and growing inequality. But it is also an opportunity to show that other business models are future proof to achieve trade, climate, gender and resource justice.

11/01/2022 - 08:53

COP27 is about to start and we're bracing ourselves for some challenging and crucial actions about the future of human impact (and life) in a changing climate.

09/22/2022 - 16:19

Fair Trade’s roadmap to change. In this interview, WFTO President Roopa Mehta shares her insights on the role of WFTO in promoting business models that tackle not only the widening gap of global inequality, but also the clear and present danger of climate change and environmental degradation.

09/21/2022 - 14:51

The recent decision of the CEO of the famous outdoor clothing brand Patagonia Yvon Chouinard to give away the capital of the company to a fund to help the fight against climate crisis mirrors the business models of Fair Trade Enterprises across the planet!

09/19/2022 - 13:47

WFTO Chief Executive Leida Rijnhout walks us through the DNA of mission-led enterprises and how they are contributing to Sustainable Development.

06/20/2022 - 14:06

Marta Frigato & Valia Almpani

The need for innovative solutions to address the global refugee crisis is now crucial more than ever. The World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO) and MADE51 are working closely with social enterprises to continue giving economic opportunities for refugees. The year 2022 is one of the darkest milestones in the last decade. This year the number of people around the world who are forced to flee their homes reached over 100 million.

09/16/2021 - 11:20

BONN, Germany – The international community must confront trade injustice, enforce transparency and accountability in supply chains, and secure climate financing mechanisms, living incomes and wages for the world’s smallholder agricultural producers, artisans and workers in order to successfully address the climate crisis and guarantee a sustainable future for all, the world’s leading Fair Trade organizations announced today. 

07/15/2021 - 09:40

Digital Lions becomes the world’s first Fair Trade digital agency for creative services, paving the way for a more just digital economy.

The German-Kenyan social enterprise Digital Lions today becomes the world’s first Fair Trade digital agency. Digital Lions has now become verified as a Guaranteed Fair Trade Enterprise by the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO), based on the 10 Principles of Fair Trade. It is a first for the Fair Trade movement to expand the Fair Trade model into digital services.

05/08/2021 - 12:43

Today is World Fair Trade Day - but we want you to forget what you know about “Fair Trade”. We’re not here to talk bananas or coffee. We’re here to talk about how we can fundamentally reform the shape, structure and purpose of business – and ultimately the global economy itself.