WFTO members who participated in the recent Ambiente 2015 Fair went home with good potential business deals after meeting several prospective buyers during the event. WFTO President Rudi Dalvai, who was present at the fair, said it was an experience that should be repeated with more WFTO members participating.
WFTO is proud to announce that three of its members recently joined the list of Fair Trade Guaranteed Members.
Check out Fair Trade products of WFTO members on display at Ambiente 2015 Fair in Frankfurt, Germany from 13 to 17 February 2015. Fifteen (15) WFTO members from Africa, Asia and Latin America are participating in Germany’s biggest trade fair, which will take place at Messe Frankfurt.
Check out also the WFTO stand situated at the entrance of Hall 10.1 of Messe Frankfurt. Our staff at the stand will be happy to assist you in locating our members at the fair, and to give out information about WFTO.
We are happy to inform you that we have received positive confirmation from the invited guests to speak during the 2015 WFTO Conference in Milan. Find below brief descriptions of the confirmed speakers.
Please note: WFTO conference programme (including workshops topics and schedule) will follow soon. Watch this space for more conference updates.
For those who have not registered, kindly register here http://bit.ly/WFTO_MilanReg
Franciscus VanderHoff Boersma
WFTO is excited to see that Fair Trade is gaining progress in South Korea. Last year, the Asian conference of the WFTO was hosted by our Korean partners. WFTO members attending the conference got a glimpse of the exciting development in the country.
Fair Trade advocates in Seoul are busy working with their local authorities to make Seoul a Fair Trade City! Watch their video below:
Mexican WFTO member Haciendas del Mundo Maya Foundation was recognized in a study for its efforts in improving the poverty situation of the indigenous communities in Yucatan during the 2nd Global Social Business Summit’s Research Conference on Social Business 2014 in Mexico City in November. During the event, several organisations around the world were also recognized for their actions against poverty.
Our long time German member GEPA - The Fair Trade Company won the German Most Sustainability Award 2014 and one of the three finalists for most Sustainable Small Businesses. This year the competition included a total of 550 nominated companies. Among them were international corporations, DAX companies and traditional businesses.
Italian WFTO member Altromercato won a prestigious recognition by SetteGreen Awards 2014 for promoting Fair Trade food products in Italy. The award was given on 2 December during a gala evening in Milan. The SetteGreen Awards are given to projects that promote sustainability and care for the environment.