Fair Trade is a tangible contribution to the fight against poverty, climate change and global economic crises. The World Bank reports that more than one billion people still live at or below $1.25 a day.1 The World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO) believes that trade must benefit the most vulnerable and deliver sustainable livelihoods by developing opportunities especially for small and disadvantaged producers. Recurring global economic crises and persistent poverty in many countries confirm the demand for a fair and sustainable economy locally and globally. Fair Trade is our response.
Read below to learn more about WFTO, how we work, and why we are the largest global network of Fair Trade Organisations in the world.
The FAIRTRADE Mark
The FAIRTRADE Mark is recognized by consumers around the world as the leading social and sustainable development Mark. It inspires high trust in consumers around the world that a considered purchase improves the lives of people and communities in developing countries.
The FAIRTRADE Mark can be found on a wide range of products – numbering over 27,000 around the globe – including food and drinks, cotton and clothing, and even jewelry made from Fairtrade gold and other precious metals.Read more...
The FAIRTRADE Program Marks
The FAIRTRADE Program Mark is a new way of engaging withFairtrade in cocoa, sugar and cotton. This innovation enables farmers and workers to satisfy growing demand for fair and sustainable production and provides more choices for consumers.Read more...