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.
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.
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.
The Fair Trade Movement calls on the Parties of the UNFCCC to act on their commitments under the Paris Agreement and to prioritise fair trading practices in the global supply chains
FOLKDAYS x El Puente is the B2B offer of the young Berlin-based brand for contemporary fair trade design & fashion and the pioneer of the fair trade movement. The collaborative project combines FOLKDAYS’ design and target group expertise with El Puente’s decade long experiences and know-how.
The global COVID-19 pandemic is proving three compelling truths. First, that there can be no healthy economies without healthy peoples. Second, that flattening contagion curves compels we flatten inequality pandemic curves concurrently and decisively. Third, that everything is downstream from competent, compassionate, and collective culture.
By Erinch Sahan, WFTO Chief Executive
18 August 2020
WFTO Press Release