Our Founders


Fairtrade International

An umbrella of 28 organisations around the world, including three producer networks representing producers in Africa, Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean, 19 labelling initiatives, six marketing organisations and two applicant members. The members all produce or promote products that carry the Fairtrade Certification Mark and together they are responsible for decision making within Fairtrade International. Half of the members of the Fairtrade International General Assembly represent producers. Together, they develop the Fairtrade labelling model as a tool to secure a better deal for small farmers and workers in the South. Fairtrade International has its headquarters in Germany. www.fairtrade.net


World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO)

A global network of organisations representing the Fair Trade supply chain. The WFTO operates in over 70 countries across 5 regions (Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and North America and the Pacific Rim) with elected global and regional boards representing over 350 organisations committed to 100% Fair Trade. WFTO aims to improve the livelihoods of marginalised producers and workers, especially in the South. It strive to change unfair structures of international trade, to improve and coordinate the co-operation of member organisations and to promote the interests of and provide services to the member organisations and individuals. WFTO carries out its mission through campaigning, advocacy, market access and much more. www.wfto.com/


World Fair Trade Organization Europe (WFTO-Europe)

WFTO-Europe is formed around 90 members across 17 European countries, amongst them Fair Trade Organisations, national Fair Trade Networks and Fair Trade Support Organisations. It is the European branch of the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO, formerly known as the International Federation for Alternative Trade - IFAT) which counts more than 450 members from 75 countries, mainly in the South. The goals of WFTO-Europe include representing Fair Trade in Europe, supporting Fair Trade policies and supporting the global Fair Trade network. WFTO-Europe carries out its mission through campaigning, policy, advocacy, monitoring, certification and market access. The WFTO-Europe has its office in Belgium. www.wfto-europe.org


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