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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.

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.

Rice and Carry Recycling Enterprise
Homeland development initiative foundation  - Fair trade enterprise in Armenia

The ceasefire between Armenia and Azerbaijan was signed in 1994, but the bullets still fly. So do the crochet hooks. Only a few hundred meters from the front line in one of Europe’s hottest frozen conflicts, a social entrepreneurship works diligently to provide women with an opportunity to not only bring income to their families, but stability to the region they live in.

Diamanta, mission-led social enterprise

With growing inequality, entrenched poverty and a pending ecological crisis, it is time to revisit the central design feature of business and explore the alternatives that exist the world over. Business was invented by humans. In order to employ humans, trade products and services, facilitate investments and foster production, we as societies designed business to meet human needs. We have a choice about what business looks like – its purpose, priorities, and structure. So, we do not need to accept that business must have a one-track mind, focused only on growing profits for shareholders.

Entoto Beth Artisan – Restore Empower Create - Fair Trade

It is rare to find an organisation tackling some of the biggest issues with such a clear vision.

Fair Trade Enterprise Yabal Handicrafts - Fair Trade Blog

Today Lucia* smiles. And so do the other women in her group. This young girl, who before joining was so introverted and silent, is now interacting with her peers and slowly blossoming.

The big idea of Fair Trade is to challenge the purpose of business

An economy that works for people and planet needs a new kind of business model.

In the Province of Cauquenes, located in the dry interior of the Region of Maule in Chile, it is calculated that there are over 2,000 people dedicated to the activity of handcrafted weaving, either

The Body Shop - Plastics for change - FAIRLY TRADED RECYCLED PLASTIC

The Body Shop has launched its first Community Trade Recycled Plastic from Bengalur

The year 2019 marks the 29th year of refugee confinement at the Thai-Myanmar border. The refugees have fled violence and fighting between the Myanmar Armed Forces and armed ethnic rebel forces.

Dr Bronner's Magic Soaps Blog for World Fair Trade Day 2019 - Fair Trade Innovates

This new short documentary Journey to Pavitramenthe tells the story of the farming communities in Bareilly, India that supply the organic mint oil used in Dr. Bronner’s iconic peppermint soap.  In Bareilly, mint crops are key to the livelihoods of over 1,500 farmers and their families. These farmers are now shifting to regenerative organic agricultural practices that increase yields and soil fertility while fostering resilience in the face of a changing climate.

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Natalia Popielska

Fast Fashion’s Dirty Secrets

I started People Tree nearly 30 years ago and whilst we make great clothes, foods, and crafts, which are high on social impact and low on environmental impact, it has never been enough.