The Fair Trade Federation

The Fair Trade Federation is a community of businesses dedicated to 360° fair trade.  360° means we work with small farmers and artisans in partnerships built on trust.  It means good wages, safe working conditions, environmental responsibility, and more.  It means our partners are empowered to build strong businesses for their families today – and for generations to come.

The Fair Trade Federation Principles have been created using the global principles of the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO) as their foundation.  The Fair Trade Federation and the World Fair Trade Organization recognize and uphold each other’s principles, and work together as allied organizations to promote greater equity in international trade. Fair Trade Federation members fully commit to the following principles in all of their transactions:

  • Create Opportunities for Economically and Socially Marginalized Producers

  • Develop Transparent and Accountable Relationships

  • Promote Fair Trade

  • Pay Promptly and Fairly

  • Support Safe and Empowering Working Conditions

  • Ensure the Rights of Children

  • Cultivate Environmental Stewardship

  • Respect Cultural Identity

To learn more, go to the Fair Trade Federation website.