Asia Fair Trade Summit 2016

Join Asia’s biggest Fair Trade event of the year. Under the theme ‘Gender Equity and Living Wage for Sustainable Business Growth’ , this event presents an opportunity of like-minded institutions to exchanges best practices in Fair Trade, enhancing sustainable trade that benefits the most vulnerable sectors of society.

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Enabling dedicated Fair Trade organisations in Asia to deliver Fair Trade and to seek greater equity in international trade

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WFTO 10 Principles of Fair Trade

WFTO prescribes 10 Principles that Fair Trade Organisations must follow in their day-to-day work and carries out monitoring to ensure these principles are upheld.

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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, 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." -FINE

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Translation of 10 Fair Trade Principles

Translating the 10 Fair Trade principles into languages throughout Asia is a key initiative of WFTO-Asia. So far our members have translated the principles into the following languages: Bengali, Tamil, Kanda, Hindi, Bahasa, Lao, Mandarin, Nepali, Tagalog, Korean, Singhala, Thai, and Vietnamese. Photo Credit: PODIE, Sri Lanka


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Are you committed to 100% Fair Trade? Do you believe we need to change the way the world does business? Join us and become part of the Fair Trade movement. Membership is open to any organisation that has ... read more

Volunteer Internship Program

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WFTO ASIA Volunteer-Internship Program (VIP) Mission Statement of VIP The VIP builds a pool of Fair Trade advocates through volunteerism. It aims to foster a deeper understanding of Fair Trade by ... read more

Letter from the Director

This year’s Asia Fair Trade Summit  (Oct.19th-22nd) was held at the beautiful Eco Sampran Riverside Resort. Thank you to everyone who came and made this event a massive success. Fair Trade Organisations ... read more

Fair Trade Mavericks

This year’s Asia Fair Trade Summit was held in Thailand. Organizations from across the continent participated and guest speakers came from as far as South Africa to share their thoughts on contemporary ... read more