World Fair Trade Organisation
World Fair Trade Day 2022 highlights the need for Climate Justice, and the social, economic and ecological solutions presented by the Fair Trade movement, and member Fair Trade Enterprises. Read more about some of these fresh solutions, and find out how to get involved and show your support for the World Fair Trade Organisation.
A message from Roopa Mehta, President, World Fair Trade Organisation
“Climate Justice endeavours to deliver fair, inclusive, innovative and sustainable solutions to those most impacted by the climate crisis. Fair Trade recognises that there can be no climate justice without trade justice.”
Find out more about this year’s World Fair Trade Day theme of Climate Justice and LetsDoItFair
Raise your hands for the climate!
Join the Global Photo Action
1. Write Climate Justice Now! and #LetsDoItFair on your hands
2. Take a picture (and then flip the picture so that the text reads correctly)
3. Post on your social media for World Fair Trade Day and tag the World Fair Trade Organisation and FairTradeNation
World Fair Trade Day in Scotland
A message from Martin Rhodes, Chief Executive of the Scottish Fair Trade Forum for World Fair Trade Day 2022
“This World Fair Trade Day, we celebrate and promote the solutions that are offered by Fair Trade and cooperative enterprises and we join the call for trade and business to be carried out globally in ways that support people and planet.”
Read the full article.
Come along to Scotland’s World Fair Trade Day Gathering 2022
Saturday 14 May, 7pm, Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Headlining this high energy concert at Usher Hall are Skerryvore, Peatbog Faeries & Bombskare, an amazing line up of traditional music from Scotland coming together to celebrate World Fair Trade Day & Scotland as a Fair Trade Nation.
Hear from our Scottish World Fair Trade Organisation Members
Fair Trade Scotland was Scotland’s first World Fair Trade Organisation Guaranteed Member
Joyce Juma-Phiri, CEO of Fair Trade Scotland
Joyce tells us about her background as the daughter of Malawian farmers, and about how she came to get involved with Fair Trade Scotland. She talks about how the WFTO has been at the heart of the Fair Trade movement, and about how Fair Trade Scotland is a pioneer of the movement and an advocate of the WFTO Product Label as a guarantee to consumers that their purchase contributes to sustainable economic development. Read the full article.
Just Trading Scotland (JTS) was awarded as a World Fair Trade Organisation Guaranteed Member in January 2021
Mary Popple, Chair of the Board of JTS
Mary tells us why Fair Trade is important to her, and to JTS. We hear about the various WFTO products sold by JTS, and how JTS follows the 10 Principles of Fair Trade across the business from working with producers through to operations in Scotland. Mary talks about membership of the World Fair Trade Organisation as being the ‘gold standard’. JTS is delighted that KASFA, the producers of Kilombero Rice in Northern Malawi has joined JTS as WFTO members. Read the full article.