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Toolkit

Major Sponsors of
World Fair Trade Day 2014:

Regular Sponsors:


Fair Trade Resource Network closed down in May 2014. The website at FTRN.org, and its contents, were left available to the public through Fall 2014. At that time, Fair Trade Federation takes ownership and control of the website and its contents.

  1. Free WFTD Promotional Materialsfree postcards and stickers to promote your WFTD event!
  2. Fair Trade Product Specials - get free & discounted Fair Trade products to share at your WFTD event!
  3. Fair Trade Education Materials – flyers, videos, booklets and other resources to learn about Fair Trade.
  4. Activity Planning Tools games, recipes, event planning guide, and more to help plan your Fair Trade celebration!
  5. Media Outreach – download press releases, flyers and media outreach plans.

Free WFTD Promotional Materials


Flyers

Download and print (printed copies cannot be ordered) to distribute or post.

8.5 x 11 inches, color:

Download Flyer (WITH space for local event details)


Postcards

Use postcards to advertise your upcoming WFTD event! Postcards have space on back for you to print the date/time/location of your own Fair Trade event.

“Fair Trade. Better Lives.” WFTD postcard

Order in sets of 5 postcards.

Order for mail delivery in sets of 5

Download front of Postcard

See back of postcard


Stickers

WFTD stickers

Distribute the stickers to people who attend your Fair Trade events to show they participated in a worthwhile cause. Stickers are 2″ square. Order in sets of 50 stickers.

Order for mail delivery in sets of 50

Fair Trade Product Specials

Qualify for most of the following free and discounted items only after you list your celebration on our Events Calendar. Then you will receive instructions on how to claim the special offers.

Great ways to use the products include: sampling, contest/raffle/door prizes, gifts to presenters/sponsors/volunteers/supporters or part of gift baskets, talking points for education, decorations or displays, etc.


Food

Let your participants enjoy Fair Trade food, or use the food as prizes!

SOLD OUT

Free Once Again Nut Butter Jars & Coupons


12 jars, each 16-oz. size, for the first 40 U.S. events expecting at least 50 people. The case will include organic peanut butters, organic almond butters, organic cashew butter & organic sunflower seed butter in creamy and crunchy styles. All WFTD U.S. events of any size may receive free coupon books, each containing 25 coupons for these discounts: $0.75 Organic Sunflower Butter; $0.75 Organic Almond Butter; $0.75 Natural Almond Butter

Post your event on the Calendar page to get ordering instructions. Order before April 25!


Free 10 pints of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream

U.S. coupons are SOLD OUT. Canada coupons still available.

For each of 60 U.S. and Canada events of all sizes, Ben & Jerry’s will provide 10 free coupons each for a pint of ice cream. That’s 10 free pints per event!
Post your event on the Calendar page to get ordering instructions. Order before April 25!


Free Wholesome Sweeteners Sugar, Agave & Honey
For all U.S. and Canada events of all sizes, Wholesome Sweeteners will provide free 1 bottle Fairtrade Organic Amber Honey, 200 assorted packets of Fairtrade Organic Blue Agave and Fairtrade Organic Raw Blue Agave, one 11.75-oz. bottle of Fairtrade Organic Blue Agave, one 1-lb. bag of Fair Trade Organic Sugar, one 1.5-lb. bag of Fair Trade Raw Cane Sugar, and coupons for products.

Post your event on the Calendar page to get ordering instructions. Order before April 21!


SOLD OUT

Free Green Mountain Coffee Roasters 12 bags of ground coffee


For each of 12 U.S. events of all sizes, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters will provide 12 free 12-oz. bags of ground coffee. That’s 144 oz. of ground coffee per event! The coffee variety is Three Continents Blend.
Post your event on the Calendar page to get ordering instructions. Order before April 25!


Clothes

Wear the clothes as an event organizer, or use them for a fashion show, raffle, contest prize or display.

SOLD OUT

Free Scarf from Indigenous Designs Fair Trade & Organic Clothing for 5 Events

Free organic cotton tassel scarf in mink color (brown) for 5 U.S. and Canada events.

Post your event on the Calendar page to get ordering instructions. Order before April 25!






Variety of Fair Trade Products

Free Fairtrade Stickers & Brochures

50 “Power of You” stickers and “Be Fair” brochures to any U.S. event, courtesy of Fairtrade America. The 4″x4″ stickers feature assorted images of coffee, banana, cocoa, sugar and flower producers. Great to stick on laptops, notebooks, anywhere you can to help spread the word about Fair Trade.

Post your event on the Calendar page to get ordering instructions. Order before April 25!


Free CRS stickers

25 “I’m a fan of CRS Fair Trade” stickers to anyone organizing a WFTD event. Emblazoned on water bottles, notebooks, and laptops these peppy stickers are a great way to show support for Catholic Relief Services and Fair Trade.

Post your event on the Calendar page to get ordering instructions. Order before April 25!


SOLD OUT

Free Dr. Bronner’s Soap Samples

Free samples of Fair Trade soap and related literature for the first ten registered U.S. events with 100 or more expected participants.

Post your event on the Calendar page to get ordering instructions. Order before April 25!


Books & Magazines

Help attendees learn more about Fair Trade, or use these books for prizes or display areas.

25 FREE booklets “An Overview of Fair Trade in North America”

The definitive booklet about an overview of the Fair Trade movement in N. America. Free 25 copies, additional copies $2 each. More details of An Overview of Fair Trade in N. America

Post your event on the Calendar page to get ordering instructions.


25 FREE copies of FTRN Kids Book “Think Fair Trade First!”

A fun educational read and a joy to look at, this book is a rare and engaging Fair Trade resource for kids aged 3-8.

Event organizers get up to 25 copies free, not to be used for resale. For additional copies, end users get 50% off, at $2 per copy.

More details at Think Fair Trade First!

Post your event on the Calendar page to get ordering instructions.



20% Discount on “Fair Trade: A Human Journey”

Simply the best photo book available on Fair Trade and its producers! Great as an educational display book at your event, and as a gift for attendees.

Event organizers get 20% off, at $39.95 per copy.

More details at “Fair Trade: A Human Journey

Post your event on the Calendar page to get ordering instructions.

Fair Trade Education Materials

Display or distribute these resources at your event.


Handout Sheets

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Download and copy these FREE 1-4 page handouts:

What is Fair Trade? | History of Fair Trade

Identifying Fair Trade Products

Free Trade Is Not Fair Trade | Producer Stories

Top 10 Reasons to Buy Fair Trade

How to Get More Involved in Fair Trade


Booklets

Order copies of these booklets to lend or give away.

An Overview of Fair Trade in N. America – great for a further introduction to Fair Trade

Other booklets


Power Point Presentation

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Concise introduction to Fair Trade in N. America

“An Overview of Fair Trade in N. America” show is free to download and view. 37 slides are shown in a 7-minute show, free to open as Read-Only file, size 8.8 Mb. Present it once, or display it on a continuous loop. Get a copy of the booklet, or PDF file, to access the password (at the bottom the Table of Contents) to edit and copy the Power Point file.


Films

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Films for all ages, some free and some to buy. Choose a film that fits your event, to show during a specific activity or to loop constantly during your entire celebration. From several-minute videos online to 1-2 hour DVDs.

List of recommended films


Materials for Youth

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Free lesson plans, handouts and activity instructions for youth from 6-18 years of age.

See list of all materials for youth

Activity Planning Tools


Event Planning Resources


Free Event Planning Guide full of Fair Trade activity ideas, a checklist for organizing an event, and resources to use at your event. Tips for hosting fashion shows, speeches, food and drink tastings, film showings, sports games, neighborhood crawls, spa nights and more!

Download Event Planning Guide


Recipes

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Cook with savory Fair Trade ingredients!

Download recipes


Game Guides

Check out Oxfam America’s Fair Trade Soccer Game Guide for ideas on how to incorporate Fair Trade analogies into sports.

Attendance Sheet

Track participants with the customizable sheet below:

Download attendance sheet

Media Outreach Resources

Use these resources to get print, radio, TV or online articles that publicize your event before or after it happens.


Planning Tools

Use these free resources to organize your media outreach:

Media outreach guide - timetables and strategies


Communicating with the Media

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Local Press Release – customizable, local media advisory template
WFTD FAQs – topics to focus on when talking about WFTD to the press.

Sample “blurb” – Modify the sample blurbs for your newsletter, email, website, Facebook and other communications to publicize WFTD and your local event.


National Media Advisory

The national media advisory about our united efforts to make trade fair and celebrate World Fair Trade Day.

Download National Media Advisory

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