What is World Fairtrade Day?
World Fairtrade Day celebrates the way in which Fairtrade has been used to combat poverty, climate change, worker exploitation and economic crisis that faces our planet. It mainly focuses on helping those in the most exposed country of poverty and worker exploitation, and help to change their local economies as well as the global economy.
Four networks united in the year 2000 to form and in just 1 year F.I.N.E had managed to grow their cause to 159 organisations in 48 countries. By the following year they had grown to 180 organisations in 55 countries, and at the end of the year 2011 there were almost 450 organisations involved.
The WFTO's Vision: "A world in which trade structures and practices have been transformed to work in favour of the poor and promote sustainable development and justice."
The WFTO's Mission: "To enable to producers to improve their livelihoods and communities through Fair Trade. WFTO will be the gloval network and advocate for Fair Trade, ensuring producer voices are heard. The interests of produces, especially small farmers and artisans, should be the main focus in all policies, governance, structures and decision-making within the WFTO."
How does this involve me?
When you buy products with the FAIRTRADE Mark, you are helping to support farming and worker communities and improving their lives. The ingredients in a fairtrade product have been produced by small farming organisations or plantations which meet social, economic and environmental standards.
What is covered by Fairtrade?
Bananas, cocoa, coffee, cotton, rice, tea, flowers, sugar, wine, and the list goes on! To find out more, [Click Here]
Just look out for the Fairtrade logo when you go to the shops.
How can I get involved?
Getting involved is easy. Just make a simple switch when you shop to fairtrade products. Look out for the logo above!
If you want to get involved in promoting Fairtrade, [Click Here]
9th May is World Fairtrade Day, an annual awareness-raising event held in celebration of Fairtrade on the second Saturday of May. World Fairtrade Day is held by the World Fairtrade Organisation (WFTO).