Across the globe there exists an endless supply of conscious products created as either a means to lift communities out of a cycle of exploitation or to set an example for sustainable and fair business practice.
Poverty in a world of plenty is hard to stomach. But sadly, hundreds of millions of people across the world are trapped in extreme poverty. And last year, the number of people going hungry rose to 821 million. The world economy is failing too many.
Many people use the term “fair trade”, but what does it actually mean? Today, more than 250 organizations around the world are uniting to launch an International Fair Trade Charter that sets down the fundamental values of Fair Trade and defines a common vision towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Join the global launch of the most important document of the Fair Trade movement – the International Fair Trade Charter. On 25 September 2018, Fair traders across five continents will present the Charter that proclaims the Fair Trade vision and approaches. Follow #FairTradeCharter to learn upcoming events on the Charter launch worldwide.
Imagining a world of Fair Trade enterprises. Fair Trade enterprises are both viable and desirable. Fair Trade has pioneered models of business that put people and planet first. Fair Trade enterprises prioritise the mission but are commercially viable. Fair Trade enterprises are the alternative to profit maximisation.
Ed Mayo from Co-operatives UK and Erinch Sahan from the World Fair Trade Organization make a call for change
Calling online superheroes!
In the lead up to the World Fair Trade Day on 12 May 2018, we are running a social media action to promote fair consumption through the message ‘Live Fair, one product at a time.’ We are inviting the online community to help spread the #LiveFair message.
Easy steps to use your social media powers: