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09/26/2016 - 10:08

Culemborg, 26 September 2016 - This year WFTO observes Global Anti-Poverty Week (16-22 October 2016) by promoting the 10 Principles of Fair Trade as means to eradicate poverty as desired by the first goal of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals – NO POVERTY.

WFTO believes that the principles of Fair Trade are effective overarching tools to fight poverty.

Using the concept of ‘Agent for Change’ (Fair Trade as an agent for change), WFTO’s formula to eradicate poverty:  Fair Trade + Economic Opportunities = No Poverty

08/19/2016 - 14:26

Keeping up with the times, WFTO is leading a process to revise the current Charter of Fair Trade Principles. The charter was agreed and signed by WFTO and Fairtrade International in 2009 as an international reference point for Fair Trade. Since then, there were major developments in the Fair Trade movement and thus the necessity to revise the charter became unavoidable better to reflect the current state of thinking and core values within Fair Trade.

08/15/2016 - 11:58

Following the success of last year, verified Fair Trade exhibitors will once again showcase their products at NY NOW 2016, from 20 to 24 August 2016. Members of WFTO and Fair Trade Federation will bring their latest collections to one of the North America’s biggest gift shows.  If you happen to be around New York area, please visit NY NOW at Javits Center, NYC. You may use Fair Trade locator.

08/02/2016 - 11:18

Fair Trade Village and Workshops at World Social Forum will Address Trade Policy, Economic Justice, Climate Change and Small-Scale Farmers

Coalition of Fair Trade Advocates to Facilitate Open Discussions, Educational Opportunities and Exhibitions at International Meeting of Civil Society Groups

06/20/2016 - 16:21

Amazing World Fair Trade Day celebrations led by WFTO members. Watch video of human chains of Agents for Change from across 5 continents.:

06/01/2016 - 15:42

 

For the first time the World Social Forum will be held in a northern country. This is exciting as the WSF is becoming more inclusive every year.  

05/14/2016 - 12:50

A human chain for change, be an agent for change!

WFTO and its members celebrate World Fair Trade Day worldwide with human chains of Agents for Change. Come, be an agent for change and celebrate with us by forming a human chain!

14 May 2016 – Today, fair traders across the globe are forming human chains to celebrate World Fair Trade Day and to show the people who are making a difference, our Agents for Change.

05/04/2016 - 16:36

‘SLAVE TO FASHION’, a book and educational campaign by Safia Minney, MBE

Launched on Kickstarter and is halfway to fulfilling its target of £35,000