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Fair Trade Federation (FTF)

by Portal Web Editor last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:45 AM
The Fair Trade Federation (FTF) is an international association of businesses and non-profit organizations that are fully committed to fair trade. Members strive to sell 100% fairly traded product and to create positive employment opportunities for economically- disadvantaged artisans and farmers worldwide.




FTF seeks to alleviate global poverty through the promotion of trading practices based on principles of social and economic justice. It strengthens the capacity of members by providing information about: fair trade principles and practices, fair trade and commercial market opportunities, and financial and technical assistance to ensure the growth and development of member businesses. The Federation encourages communication and information exchange among producers, wholesalers, retailers, and other organizations. FTF also raises awareness about the importance of purchasing fairly traded products and supporting businesses committed to fair trade principles.

FTF members link low-income producers with consumer markets and educate consumers about the importance of purchasing fairly traded products which support living wages and healthy conditions. By adhering to social and environmental criteria, members foster a more equitable and sustainable system of production and trade that benefits people and their communities. Membership in FTF is not a certification, but members undergo a rigorous screening process to assess their business practices and commitment to fair trade principles.

For more information on FTF, including a list of members and available products, please visit the FTF homepage.

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