About the new International Fair Trade Charter images

About the new International Fair Trade Charter

On 25 September 2018, the Scottish Fair Trade Forum united with 250 organisations around the world to launch the new International Fair Trade Charter.

The Charter sets out the Fair Trade movement's agreed definition and vision of Fair Trade, and the core values which underpin it. It also reiterates the need for Fair Trade and the common approaches that unite individuals, groups and organisations in the Fair Trade movement. 

The Charter is a joint document of Fairtrade International and the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO), and leaders from both networks were in Edinburgh to celebrate its launch in September 2018. Read more about the launch here. 

The Charter so far has been supported by a diverse range of local, national and international organisations.

If you are a member of an organisation or local Fair Trade group, we ask you to urge your organisation/group to support the Charter. Individuals can also support the Charter.

Relevant links: 

 Download and read the Charter

 Download our summary document 

  Watch the explanatory video

  Support the Charter 

  Ask your MSPs to pledge their support for the Charter and/or thank them for doing so

  See who has supported the Charter. 

The launch event in Edinburgh also received a message from Anak Norm of Villageworks in Cambodia.

Watch this short video and hear Anak speak about why the Charter and Fair Trade is important to Fair Trade producer organisations such as Villageworks: