WFTO press release.
The World Fair Trade Organization celebrates the World Fair Trade Day on 9 May 2015 with Agents for Change worldwide! Everyone who is making a difference, supports change and is interested in becoming an Agent for Change is welcome to participate in our celebration. In fact, we want you to be part of our change-making mission.
Fair Trade is change. Fair Trade products and the people in the Fair Trade supply chain are making a difference every minute, every time a Fair Trade product is purchased. Backed by consumers who believe in their purchasing power, Fair Trade makes positive change every day.
“Fair Trade is unstoppable. It’s a growing solution to fight poverty, social injustices and climate change. Many companies and organisation worldwide are embracing Fair Trade and sustainable practices because of the growing demand for a sustainable future for all of us. At WFTO alone, Fair Trade Organisations are growing with an overall sales turnover of over €430 million for 2014. And every month we are expanding as more and more organisations are joining the Fair Trade movement and the WFTO network.” – Rudi Dalvai, President of WFTO.
This year and the coming years of 2016 and 2017, WFTO will embark on a mission to invite more people, products, brands and organisations to be ‘Agents for Change.’
“We are going to expose and uncover people, products or other initiatives that are making positive change through Fair Trade. The world is a diverse place, with countless initiatives for change taking place on the ground. We want to hear your stories. And we want other people to emulate your stories of change. Join us in our ‘Be an Agent for Change’ campaign and we will celebrate World Fair Trade Day with you on 9 May 2015.” – Natália Leal, Chief Executive of WFTO.
More information: WFTO website