From 11 to 17 of October 2015, WFTO will observe Anti-Poverty Week, which will culminate on the 17th which is also the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. On this occasion, we share this interview with Andrea Fütterer, Head of Policy Department of GEPA Fair Trade Company. We ask Andrea seven questions about Fair Trade and poverty, GEPA’s philosophy as a Fair Trade company, and their secret to success.
Poverty eradication in Kenya has always been a challenge. With 42% of the population living in extreme poverty, the size seems overwhelming to imagine . But there is one place in the country that continue to inspire the rest of the nation, and it is also the home of one of Kenya’s active Fair Trade organisations.
25 September 2015 (Brussels) – The Fair Trade Advocacy Office (FTAO) welcomes the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and encourages governments to partner up with the Fair Trade movement for the implementation phase.
Today, world leaders are gathering at the three-day United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Summit 2015 in New York for the adoption of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Want to learn more about who and what is behind our clothes?
Come to our event organised on the 14th of October 2015 in Brussels during the Belgian Fair Trade Week!
Students and all those interested in the topic will have the opportunity to discuss the main problems and solutions with actors involved in the fight for a fairer textile supply chain.
WFTO-Europe’s main partners for this project are:
The handicrafts sector has a rich and diverse meaning for the world. It comprises centuries-old traditions with production techniques passed down from one generation to the other, gathering people who have a unique talent and passion for handmade work.
When we look at the WFTO family today we are proud to see some of the most inspirational Fair Trade organisations in the world, led by people who have proven themselves as Agents for Change. One of these Agents for Change is the founder of Cards from Africa – Chris Page.
Chilean WFTO member Comparte is the recipient of 2015 Social Innovation award for their work in rescuing traditional Chilean crafts, and empowering small artisans under Fair Trade terms. Given during a ceremony last 26 August, the award is given by Price Waterhouse Coopers, and the selection was chaired by Chile’s Ministry of Economy. Read more here.
From 15 to 19 August, members of the World Fair Trade Organization and Fair Trade Federation (FTF), our North American Fair Trade network, will be participating at NY NOW with lots of new and exciting Fair Trade products. NY NOW is one of North America’s biggest trade fair shows. If you happen to be near the New York area, please visit NY NOW and use our Fair Tradelocator flyer (download it here).
The frustration resulting in the crawling pace of Manila traffic was immediately rub out by spending a day catching up with the Philippine WFTO members! This most recent workshop on Wednesday, July 29 brought all of the Fair Trade members of the Philippines together, hosted by CCAP. Amidst laughs and nibbles on Fair Trade dried mango slices the WFTO-Asia office drove the conversation towards the Guarantee System (GS).