Organisations and Campaigns

Photos from Rio de Janeiro Global fair Trade week

Here is the link to a wide selection of photographs from the Rio de Janeiro Annual Conference and Global Fair Trade Week 26-31st May 2013 which appear on our BAFTS' Facebook page as an album. These paint an interesting picture of some of the events which took place. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151656642162250.1073741828.208125037249&type=1

 

Organisations

Fairtrade Foundation The Fairtrade Foundation is responsible for licensing the Fairtrade mark in the UK. The Fairtrade Foundation is the UK member of the Fairtrade Labelling Organisation (FLO) – a standard setting body. FLO-Cert, a separate organization, is responsible for the inspection and certification of producer organisations against the Fairtrade Standards. The independence of the inspection ensures that the Fairtrade Minimum Price reaches the producers and that the Fairtrade Certification Mark is only used on products coming from Fairtrade Certified ProducersMore information on the Fairtrade Foundation » 

World Fair Trade Association WFTO is the International Fair Trade Association, the global network of Fair Trade Organizations (FTOs). Over 300 FTOs in 70 countries form the basis of the WFTO network and membership is growing steadily. Approximately 65% of WFTO members are based in the South (that is: Asia, the Middle East, Africa and South America) with the rest coming from North America & the Pacific Rim and Europe. WFTO are truly international!  WFTO's mission is to improve the livelihoods and well being of disadvantaged producers by linking and promoting Fair Trade Organizations, and speaking out for greater justice in world trade.More information on WFTO »  

World Fair Trade Day World Fair Trade Day has grown into a global festival of Fair Trade with events organized worldwide, on and around the second Saturday of May by members of the World Fair Trade Organization across 70 countries. Events have included Fair Trade breakfasts, talks, markets, live performances, a lift, fashion shows, carnivals, festivals, processions and protests, to drive Fair Trade and campaign for justice in trade and promote sustainable social and environmental policy. 100% Fair Trade organizations and the products and produce of marginalized communities are showcased on the day.For more information on this year's World Fair Trade Day, visit the campaign's website 

Trade Justice Movement The Trade Justice Movement (TJM) is a growing group of organisations such as aid agencies, environment and human rights campaigners, fair trade organisations, including BAFTS, faith and consumer groups, which was formed at the end of 2000 as a means for people from a wide cross section of British society to campaign together to "make trade work for the whole world".  For more information on the Trade Justice Movement, visit their website 

Fair Trade Wales The organisation was initially set up as the Wales Fair Trade Forum to oversee the Fair Trade Nation campaign, and on June 6th 2008 Wales made history and became the first ever Fair Trade nation. Fair Trade Wales was established as a company, limited by guarantee with not for profit status, in April 2010. They receive most of their funding from the Welsh Government and are supported by organisations such as Oxfam Cymru, Fairtrade Foundation, The Co-operative Membership, The Waterloo Foundation and many others. For more information visit their website

Scottish  Fair Trade Forum The Scottish Fair Trade Forum will be hosting a national celebration on Saturday 7 September in Perth to celebrate Scotland's achievement of Fair Trade Nation status. This was achieved in February with an announcement by Humza Yousaf, MSP, Minister for External Relations and International Development.  Scotland is only the second nation after Wales to achieve Fair Trade Nation status but we aim to continue to keep the positive momentum to further embed Fair Trade values among the entire Scottish population and across all sectors of society. For more information visit their website

Fairtrade Yorkshire has achieved huge success and support for Fairtrade across four counties. The area embraces such towns and cities as York, Harrogate, Leeds, Haworth, Penistone and Pickering. For more information on their campaigning successes please visit their website 

Shared Interest

Shared Interest is the world’s only 100% fair trade lender. With the support of almost 9,000 UK investors, the organisation lends to buyers in the UK, USA and Europe as well as to fair trade producers across the globe. Shared Interest investors share a vision of investing in a fairer world and by pooling this money, Shared Interest is able to provide both pre-finance and loans. This encourages the development of fair trade businesses and enables producers to create sustainable livelihoods for themselves and their communities.

To find out more, please visit www.shared-interest.com/borrow