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Press Release: The WFTO Label proves fashion is a force for change
24th April 2014 was the anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory building collapse that shook the fashion industry. This autumn is the first anniversary of the World Fair Trade Organisation (WFTO) Product Label, which is only awarded to companies, like fashion brands People Tree and Pachacuti, who are 100% Fair Trade, dedicated to a transparent and accountable supply chain. Read more... 
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EU-US Trade Negotiations: 
People Have The Right To Know
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The EU-US trade deal, if agreed, will be the biggest bilateral free trade agreement in history, with far-reaching impacts upon almost every aspect of life for citizens on both sides of the Atlantic. The lack of transparency around the talks is deeply concerning. Read more...
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Promoting Responsible Investment and Commerce in Europe (PRICE)

WFTO is one of the partners of an exciting project supported by the European Union that will promote ethical investments among financial institutions in Europe. Read more…

Free download. Two Guides on Ethical Finance and Responsible Investment, and their interaction with Fair Trade.  

Press Release: The World Fair Trade Product Label proves fashion is a force for change
fashion4change_coverppt.jpg24th April 2014 was the anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory building collapse that shook the fashion industry. This autumn is the first anniversary of the World Fair Trade Organisation (WFTO) Product Label, which is only awarded to companies, like fashion brands People Tree and Pachacuti, who are 100% Fair Trade, dedicated to a transparent and accountable supply chain. The WFTO Product Label guarantees that practices across the supply chain are checked against the WFTO Fair Trade Standards, a set of compliance criteria based on the 10 Principles of Fair Trade, covering fair wages, working conditions, transparency, capacity building, environmental best practice, gender equality and International Labour Organisation (ILO) conventions.
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Invitation to the WFTO Asia Regional Conference, 17-18 October, Seoul, South Korea
wfto-asia-conference-2014-1-1024.jpgInterested in the Fair Trade movement in Asia and what is the latest there? You are invited to the WFTO Asia Regional Conference in Seoul, South Korea from 17 to 18 October 2014. Registration is open until 20 September 2014. To learn more of the conference, visit here or visit website www.WFTO-Asia.com.
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WFTO Has Moved To A New Location
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The WFTO Global Office has moved to a new location since 26 August 2014. Below is our new address and telephone number:

Godfried Bomansstraat 8 -3
4103 WR Culemborg
The Netherlands

Telephone: +31 (0) 345 53 64 87
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The WFTO Guarantee Systemís External Verification: A memberís story
000ayniboliviaproducers.jpgAmidst the complexity of current verification systems, WFTO introduces a clear system that can be understood and used effectively by small enterprises. The interest of small producers and their organisations was on top of the list when the WFTO Guarantee System (GS) was developed. To give our readers a good grasp how the WFTO system works, we asked our Bolivian member to share their GS experience, particularly on the external verifications part. Below is the story of Ayni Bolivia. 
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Welcome New Members
village_industry.jpgWFTO would like to issue a warm welcome to 13 new provisional members that have joined us during the first half of 2014. Cracode, Nobunto, Fundacion Tradiciones Mayas, Art Brasilis, Kiboko Leisure Wear,   Jedando Modern Handicrafts, Village Industry PLC, DFTA, Emprediem, Chotanagpurgruppe, HBPS, TAYP are now recognised as provisional members and WFTO is proud to have them on board.
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Fair Trade Marketing Course 2014 Ė University of York
ft_marketing_course_jpg_small.jpgLimited seats are offered for the second round of the first Marketing course for the Fair Trade sector by University of York from 12 to 14 September 2014. Following the success of last year’s event and to mark 20 years of the first Fair Trade product sold in the UK, this unique three day event will be held again in York.
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Comment on the SOAS report
Though Fair Trade, in whichever way it is pursued, will never be perfect or the single solution to world poverty, fully committed Fair Trade Organisations have repeatedly proven the positive impacts of Fair Trade for millions of artisans, producers and farmers around the world. WFTO members include Fair Trade producers, exporters, importers/wholesalers and retailers which have Fair Trade at their core, build on long-term relations and focus on small-scale farmers and producers.
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WFTDay 2014 Round-up
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Fair Trade celebrations (fiestas, parties, fête, партия , パーティー , Feierlichkeiten) raised the global decibel on May 10 as World Fair Trade Day was celebrated with over 1,600 major events and more than 10,000 minor events uniting all Fair Trade People in a world-scale celebration. This year the festivities were focused around the movers and shakers of the movement - the Fair Trade People. The men and women who have pushed Fair Trade to become the world’s leading movement against poverty, social injustice and environmental degradation. Thanks to the thousands of producers, workers, consumers, volunteers, and even children who took part in the celebrations worldwide. 

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Non-compliance? Alert us!
The Fair Trade Accountability Watch allows you to report non-comliance issues of our members. More...
 
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