World Fair Trade Day, is a global celebration on May 14th. The purpose: to showcase the small-scale producers at the heart of the fair trade movement and the contributions they make to healthy and sustainable communities around the world.
When you choose authentic fair trade goods, your purchase casts a vote for small-scale farmers, producers, and artisans around the world.
Fair for Farmers - and the Soil.
Fair trade is a movement that empowers farmers to organize and earn a livelihood within the highly competitive global marketplace. Through organizing, they tend to what matters most—their family, communities, and the environment. Through organic and regenerative farming practices, small-scale farmers are able to feed 80% of the world’s people on just a fraction of the land.
Dedicated fair trade brands, such as those taking part in our World Fair Trade Day campaign, partner with these producers on organic development, training, and restoration projects to build a supply chain that is more fair and helps sustain the planet.
Small-scale farmers using regenerative agriculture practices have been shown to help reverse the trends of climate change—that’s why supporting farmer organizations & the companies who partner with them is more important than ever!
Photo credit: Guayakí Yerba Mate
Over 1,500 stores around the U.S. and Canada will feature World Fair Trade Day celebrations this May.
Find an opportunity for education (and some great deals on fair trade products) in our Store Finder. Come on out and support small-scale farmers and their partners!
Does Your Natural Food Store Want to Participate?
Learn more & sign up here: FairWorldProject.org/Retailer
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.
Are you a retailer interested in participating in World Fair Trade Day? Click here to sign up!