Monday, 9 May 2011

14 may 2011 - World Fair Trade Day

The World Fair Trade Day is celebrated on the second Saturday of May and is endorsed by the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO). The global network of Fair Trade Organizations around the planet. It represents more than 400 Fair Trade Organizations from more than 70 countries with highest geographical outreach. The WFTO’s mission is to enable producers in developing countries to improve their livelihoods and communities through Fair Trade. The interests of producers, especially small farmers, cooperatives and artisans, should be the main focus in all the policies, governance, structures and decision making.
According to the Fair trade Foundation, sales of fair trade products in the UK  increased by 40% in 2010 to an estimated retail value of £1.17bn compared with £836m in 2009. UK shoppers are continuing to embrace Fairtrade, showing no downturn on ethical values despite the tough economic times.

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