This year on 12th May the world celebrated #FairTradeDay, an initiative of the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO) that takes place on the second Saturday of May each year.
It is an inclusive worldwide festival of events celebrating Fair Trade as a tangible contribution to the fight against poverty, climate change and unfair practices in supply chains. WFTO and its members believe that trade must benefit the most vulnerable and deliver sustainable livelihoods by developing opportunities for small and disadvantaged producers.
More and more people are becoming fair and ethical consumers. That’s right. There is a growing number of consumers who are willing to pay for a product that helps people and the environment. To keep this trend going up, we adopted the theme ‘Live fair, one Fair Trade product at a time’ for this year’s celebration.
To celebrate this special day, WFTO-Europe has collaborated with its members from all 16 European member countries to celebrate.
Thank you to our members featured in the video:
Austria – EZA Fairer Handel GmbH Belgium – Elecosy bvba Bosnia a H. – BHcrafts doo Czech Republic – Fairtrade Czech Republic and Slovakia Denmark – Fair Trade Danmark Finland – Mifuko Oy France – Karethic Germany – Weltladen-Dachverband e.V. (WL-DV) Italy – Ctm Altromercato Soc. Coop. Netherlands – Sarana Poland – The Polish Fair Trade Association (PFTA) Romania – DECE – S.C Networks Trading Srl Spain – Coordinadora Estatal de Comercio Justo – CECJ Sweden – The Organisation of Swedish Fair Trade Retailers Switzerland – Association romande des Magasins du Monde (ASRO) United Kingdom – Shared Interest Society Ltd, Island Spirit