"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."
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
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. (The principles are also available in ... read more
On October 19-22nd, 2016, WFTO-Asia members and friends gathered at Sampran Riverside Resort for the Asia Fair Trade Summit. For the first time, this biennial event incorporated an overarching theme of ... read more
Dear Mothers, Fathers, Sisters, Brothers, Sons and Daughters; Dear Allies of Women and Champions of Gender Equality; We, the World Fair Trade Organization-Asia Gender Working Group, commemorate the ... read more
A new briefing by SWITCH-Asia, a program of the European Union to encourage sustainable, environmentally friendly growth in Asia, is available to read online. The briefing is titled “Sustainable ... read more
Volunteers who are familiar with or interested in Fair Trade are encouraged to participate in Asia Fair Trade Summit 2016 as volunteer staffs. The event is held near Bangkok, Thailand from October ... read more