World Fair Trade Day is on Saturday 13th May, 2023.
It is a global campaign for the Fair Trade Movement and will involve connecting Fair Trade producers in the developing world with consumers in the “western world” and is endorsed by the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO)
which was created in 2004 to maintain liveable working conditions and fair wages through social missions.
The WFTO is a global association of over 400 organisations who are committed to improving the livelihoods of economically marginalised producers.
The purpose of World Fair Trade Day is to celebrate contributions to the fight against poverty, exploitation and climate change.
It’s interesting to note that there are over 1.4 million farmers and workers worldwide who produce Fairtrade products.
World Fair Trade Day draws attention to the importance of gender equity and committing to quality living conditions for workers.
Why not be part of something big on the 13th May 2023?
After all, what better time is there to renew your commitment to Fair Trade?
People all over the world will celebrate by having Fairtrade breakfasts in their homes, schools, businesses, places of worship and communities – in fact, just about everywhere!
Fair Trade will be celebrated with food, live music, campaigning and an attempt to break the Guinness record.
Last year in the UK, over a quarter of a million people got involved.
How To Celebrate World Fair Trade Day…
1/ Shop for Fair Trade products and gifts online. Your purchases will help supporting workers.
So instead of using your normal “High Street” retailers or online multi-national giants for your items, why not see what you can purchase at The FAIR Trade Store
2/ Attend a local event or virtual conference that can inform you even more about building a sustainable future.
You can learn more about the Fair Trade movement’s leaders and influencers and hear from industry experts who are driving social innovation and sustainability.
3/ Why not promote a Fair Trade organisation?
Research Fair Trade businesses that interest you and research their story. Then take to social media and tell others about their business and how their service is helping the world.
“Let’s make it a wonderful day to raise awareness about making trade fair and the need to support farmers, workers and producers in the developing world, as it shouldn’t matter where someone lives – everyone deserves to be treated with respect.”
“Join the biggest Fair Trade celebration on the planet!” – Paul
You can get more ideas on what to get up to on the Fairtrade Foundation website.