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World Fair Trade Day 2019

Saturday 11 May 2019 is World Fair Trade Day!

World Fair Trade Day is 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 sustainable development, especially the economic empowerment of small producers, gender equality in workplaces and responsible production practices.

#FairTradeInnovates 

This World Fair Trade Day will celebrate the innovative aspects of Fair Trade which are producing positive results for people and the planet.

"Fair Trade Enterprises pioneer innovations in production and business models. They are upcycling waste, challenging gender norms, finding new ways to distribute profits, giving opportunities to refugees, reaching marginalised groups and designing beautiful products. All of this is innovation. All of this we will celebrate." - World Fair Trade Organization. 

Get Involved:

  Join the World Fair Trade Concert and Ceilidh in Edinburgh on 11 May. Open to all and a great family event. For more information, contact Hand Up Events. Tickets available here. 

  Find out what's happening near you and across the world using the World Fair Trade Day map

  Celebrate on social media using the hashtags #FairTradeInnovates and #TradeFairLiveFair 

  Celebrate on social media using resources from the World Fair Trade Organization's website