The life and works of Antonia Rodriguez Medrano are a powerful metaphor to describe an Agent for Change. WFTO would like to share a brief story of this incredible woman who dedicated much of her life to advancing the conditions of Bolivian indigenous and marginalised populations, historically excluded on all fronts.
A tiny state where conflict is not uncommon, but small as it is, Palestine is home to two great Fair Trade organisations passionate about building peace in Palestine through Fair Trade.
Three months after Nepal was hit by two major earthquakes, WFTO reports about the reconstruction efforts in the country. We interviewed Chitra Bahadur KC, the director of New Sadle and president of WFTO-Asia, and Chandra Prasad Kachhipati, Chairperson of Fair Trade Group Nepal (FTGN) to give us updates on their initiatives.
Started in 2000, the Fair Trade Towns campaigns have managed to gather more than 1600 cities, which are located mainly in Europe and North America. Latin America and the Caribbean host only two Fair Trade Towns: San Isidro del General in Costa Rica and Pocos de Caldas in Brazil.
240 delegates from 20 countries across the world gathered in Bristol on the 4th and 5th of July for the 9th International Fair Trade Towns Conference.
Delegates from Europe, the Lebanon, Ghana, USA, Colombia and Japan had a chance to listen to the representatives of small producers as well as Fair Trade activists and campaigners.
Since the establishment of Bethlehem Fair Trade Artisans (BFTA) in 2009, we have worked to improve the livelihood of Palestinian marginalized producers through Fair Trade. BFTA aims at finding new market outlets to promote and sell artisans products. Today, BFTA is an umbrella of major support for: 53 Family-owned Olive Wood workshops, Ceramics and Blown Glass factories, Women’s cooperatives across Palestine working with Embroidery, Recycled Glass, Basket-weaving and Jewelry making, and 4 disabled groups making Felt Wool products and recycled cards.
This summer, thirteen (13) registered members of WFTO are participating at NY NOW, one of the largest trade fairs in the US attracting over 30,000 visitors from 50 US states and more than 80 countries. Find below your guide to Fair Trade Organisations and products, and use our Fair Trade locator (download here) if you are coming to NY NOW:
Besting 39 other entries, five products emerged as winners of the 8th Mohammed Islam Design Awards.
The 13th Biennial Conference of WFTO was a record breaking success. It was the most attended global biennial conference ever in the history of WFTO. Two hundred sixty-five delegates representing organisations from the Fair Trade supply chain, as well as, experts, consultants, business people, students and volunteers came to debate, discuss and exchange ideas during the conference.