World Fair Trade Day is a global celebration of fair trade bringing together thousands committed to building healthy and sustainable communities world-wide. When you choose fair trade products and ingredients, you help improve the lives of farmers, farm-workers, producers and their families.
World Fair Trade Day (WFTD), May 10, 2014, is a wonderful time to be inspired by the great work that many mission driven companies are doing to support a just economy. While governments and transnational companies favor corporate globalization that benefits only the 1%, creating larger economic gaps between the rich and poor, you can feel confident that when you purchase products from our WFTD partner brands: Alaffia, Alter Eco, Canaan Fair Trade, Divine Chocolate, Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps, Equal Exchange, Farmer Direct, Guayaki Yerba Mate and Maggie's Organics; these ethical businesses put people and the planet before profits. Purchasing their products is a first step towards an ethical and sustainable marketplace.
Visit your local natural product store to receive discounts on our WFTD partner brands products from May 1-15, 2014.
Watch our new Fair Trade educational video "Free Trade vs. Fair Trade". And then, click here to learn how to enter for a chance to win a Trip for Two to Nicaragua to learn about Fair Trade first hand.
When you chose to purchase fair trade, you support:
- Long-term direct trading relationships
- Prompt payment of fair prices and wages
- No child, forced or otherwise exploited labor
- Workplace non-discrimination, gender equity and freedom of association
- Investment in community development projects
- Environmental sustainability
- Traceability and transparency
- Safe working conditions and reasonable work hours
Learn more about other fair trade organizations that are committed to working towards a just economy on our Allied Organizations page and by clicking on World Fair Trade Day partner logos below.