World Fair Trade Day

By Kate | Events
Posted May 8, 2010

World Fair Trade Day is the first global campaign for The Fair Trade movement connecting producers and customers around the world and is endorsed by WFTO.

What is Fair Trade?

Fair Trade is a trading partnership, based on dialogue, transparency and respect, that seeks greater equity in international trade. It contributes to sustainable development by offering better trading conditions to, and securing the rights of, marginalized producers and workers – especially in the South.

Fair Trade organizations have a clear commitment to Fair Trade as the principal core of their mission. They, backed by consumers, are engaged actively in supporting producers, awareness raising and in campaigning for changes in the rules and practice of conventional international trade. They can be recognised by the WFTO logo.

Fair Trade is more than just trading: it proves that greater justice in world trade is possible. It highlights the need for change in the rules and practice of conventional trade and shows how a successful business can also put people first.

Why is it magnifeco?

We feature conscientious designers and products for you the conscientious consumer. Designers focused on Fair Trade, featured here, are also focused on community development, skills (re)development and using a ‘trade not aid’ formula to enrich economic activity and support sustainable development. Magnifeco!

In celebration of World Fair Trade Day we will be featuring some of the best in Fair Trade fashion all week!

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