is an information hub designed to grow the fair trade movement. together, we can create a market that values the people who make the food we eat and the goods we use.

About WFTD

Major Sponsors of
World Fair Trade Day 2014:

Regular Sponsors:

Fair Trade Resource Network closed down in May 2014. The website at, 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.

World Fair Trade Day, the 2nd Saturday in May each year, is an international celebration and promotion of Fair Trade. Events are held in over 80 countries.

WFTD is the largest Fair Trade event in N. America, with around 100,000 people attending nearly 1000 events around the U.S. and Canada. In 2014, WFTD events will take place May 3-18, with WFTD itself on May 10.


Every year, individuals as well as organizations host nearly 1000 events in the U.S. & Canada, such as festivals, fashion shows, speeches, food and drink tastings, film showings, sports games, neighborhood crawls, and concerts, as part of WFTD. The more people participate in World Fair Trade Day, the more difference we can make. With over 1.3 million producers around the world already benefiting from Fair Trade, it’s time to raise our voices and vote with our dollars until all trade is fair! We gather North American citizens, businesspeople, faith advocates, students, consumers and activists to celebrate the people who grow our food and produce our goods.

Photos & Videos from May 2013 at WFTD 2013 Facebook gallery

Who’s Who in World Fair Trade Day 2014

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FTRN is the coordinator of World Fair Trade Day in N. America. FTRN is working with leading Fair Trade nonprofits, stores and companies to make this year’s World Fair Trade Day the best ever. More about FTRN.

World Fair Trade Organization

WFTO (formerly IFAT) is the international coordinawfto-logoting organization of World Fair Trade Day. WFTO is working with groups in Europe, such as NEWS!, and various organizations around the globe, to enhance solidarity with producers. More about WFTO.

Major Sponsors

Major Sponsors provide the resources and guidance to make World Fair Trade Day a success. FTRN is pleased to be working with the following major sponsors: Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps, Fairtrade America, and Once Again Nut Butter. See all WFTD sponsors.

Regular Sponsors

Regular sponsors provide resources, ‘special offers’ and promotions of Fair Trade materials to be used during the Fair Trade events. See all WFTD sponsors.

More Information

Visit our World Fair Trade Day toolkit, events calendar and other pages for more information.