World Fair Trade Day


What is Fair Trade?

Fair Trade is a trading partnership, based on dialogue, transparency and respect, that seeks greater equity in international trade. It contributes to sustainable development by offering better trading conditions to, and securing the rights of, marginalized producers and workers – especially in the South.

Fair Trade organizations have a clear commitment to Fair Trade as the principal core of their mission. They, backed by consumers, are engaged actively in supporting producers, awareness raising and in campaigning for changes in the rules and practice of conventional international trade. They can be recognized by the WFTO logo.

Fair Trade is more than just trading: it proves that greater justice in world trade is possible. It highlights the need for change in the rules and practice of conventional trade and shows how a successful business can also put people first.

10 Fair Trade Principles

  1. Creating Opportunities for Economically Disadvantaged Producers
  2. Transparency and Accountability
  3. Fair Trading Practices
  4. Payment of a Fair Price
  5. Ensuring no Child Labor and Forced Labor

  6. Commitment to Non Discrimination, Gender Equity and Freedom of Association
  7. Ensuring Good Working Conditions
  8. Providing Capacity Building
  9. Promoting Fair Trade
  10. Respect for the Environment

Friends of Fair Trade

The Friends of Fair Trade is a pool of advocates who will champion Fair Trade. It is an association of individuals who support the advocacy and wish to be part of the network, sharing their time, skills, expertise and resources to further Fair Trade in their respective countries.

- Discounts and privileges from Fair Trade shops all over Asia
- Immersion to Fair Trade organizations
- Access to regular mailings from WFTO ASIA
- Invitations to Fair Trade activities and events

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