Fair Trade always innovates
World Fair Trade Day 2019 will capture the present and future of Fair Trade. We celebrate Fair Trade in May 2019 with stories of innovations that Fair Trade Enterprises are driving. It is about who we are and what we do. We are unique models of business and trade that put people and planet first. We practice innovation in everything we do - from production and trading relationships to marketing and product design. Fair Trade always innovates.
Tell the world why you are proud of your products... proud of our values
Fair Trade products are beautiful, human and capture the spirit of their communities. Let's tell this story.
How does your community shape the design of your products? E.g. you're incorporating local traditions into your products.
How are you adapting the way you produce and trade? E.g. Reducing your impact on the environment because you are built to listen to your community.
Do you turn problems into solutions? E.g. waste becomes products, refugees become empowered artisans?
Messages for Fair Trade Enterprises and retailers
Fair Trade products of WFTO members are high-quality, innovative and beautiful
- Fair Trade is ethical business, supercharged
- We create new models of business that put people and the planet first
- Highly skilled artisans making superior quality products
- We combine Fair Trade with eco-friendly techniques
MOTHERS DAY IN NORTH AMERICA: World Fair Trade Day falls (11 May 2019) a day before Mother’s Day (12 May 2019), two great occasions to take advantage of. Add a Fair Trade flavour to your Mother’s Day action. Every mum deserves a gift with Fair Trade's unique story.
Sample message on Mother’s Day: “Give your Mom a gift that gives twice - to your mother and the thousands of mothers who benefit from Fair Trade.”“Give your Mom a gift that gives twice - to your mother and the thousands of mothers who benefit from Fair Trade.”
Advocacy in Europe
The Fair Trade Advocacy Office will be leading a pan-EU campaign around the European Parliament elections, which will take place on 23-26 May 2019, right after World Fair Trade Day.
The campaign aims to engage EP candidates through a focus around the EU sustainable production and consumption agenda. We hope WFTO members in the EU will both celebrate the innovations of Fair Trade while calling on their leaders to draw inspiration from Fair Trade's proof of concept that it is possible to have businesses that put people and planet before profit.
For more information on the EP elections advocacy, contact Sergi Corbalan (firstname.lastname@example.org)