History of WFTO

World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO) is an internationally recognized community of Fair Trade enterprises. Their partners can be found in 76 countries across the globe, who all abide by the ten principles of Fair Trade. The aim of the organization is to put the interests of artisans and workers at the forefront of economic transactions, in a range of activities including handicrafts, jewelry, clothing, and much more.


“Today, we are a truly global movement. Over a million small-scale producers and workers are organized in as many as 3,000 grassroots organisations and their umbrella structures in over 75 countries around the world. Their products are sold in thousands of World-shops or Fair Trade shops, supermarkets and many other sales points in the North and, increasingly, in sales outlets in the Southern hemisphere. The movement is engaged in debates with political decision-makers in the European institutions and international fora on making international trade fairer. Fair Trade has helped develop broader ideas, like social enterprise, inclusive business and ethical supply chains. The Fair Trade movement has also helped make mainstream business more aware of its social and environmental responsibilities. The WFTO has been at the heart of the movement as a community of Fair Trade pioneers, advocates and the enterprises who have embraced the mission of Fair Trade in everything they do”


Taken from the WFTO website. For more information on WFTO, please visit their website