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The current economic model has brought about unsustainable levels of resource consumption, environmental degradation, and social inequality. We see the devastating effects of this in the people and environment around us. Our time for debating is running out, and the time for action is now. When there is so much to do, what to do can seem overwhelming.

As we approach Fashion Revolution Week 2023, commemorating the 10th anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse, a preventable disaster

During the month of April, when the fashion industry, as well as human rights organizations, commemorate the Rana Plaza disaster of 2013, a significant portio

Located in Savar, Bangladesh, Rana Plaza was an eight-story building that housed five garment factories which manufactured clothing for major global brands. Despite workers reporting cracks in the building, an indication of potential structural issues, factory owners demanded they continue working or face termination.

On the occasion of International Women's Day, the global community of Fair Trade Enterprises, advocates for gender justice.

During the period leading up to the International Women’s Day, which is recognizedly celebrated around the world on the 8th of March each year, discussions around gender (in)equality arguably become more visible to the public eye than any other time.

On the occasion of International Women’s Day on the 8th of March, we are campaigning to promote gender justice, understood as the full equality and equity bet

“Fair trade based on ecological sustainability and social justice has become a survival imperative.

(Frankfurt, Germany) On Friday 3rd of February 2023, the World Fair Trade Organisation (WFTO) and its partner project UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, came toget

The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting (WEF) 2023 is set to begin this week from the 16th to the 20th of January in the alpine town of Davos, Switzerland.

Last month, WFTO President and Chief Executive, Roopa Mehta and Leida Rijnhout attended the International Conference of Fair Trade Towns in Quito (Ecuador) to discuss how to scale up the best pract

Each multilateral negotiation about the future shape of our world in a changing climate presents an opportunity to discuss our current economic system – the c

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.

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!

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