World Fair Trade Day for the year 2023 is celebrated/observed on Saturday, May 6th. There are until the next observance.

World Fair Trade Day is celebrated on the second Saturday of May to recognize efforts in the battle against poverty, exploitation, and climate change. The Fair Trade movement seeks to ensure that workers all around the world are treated properly, with adequate salaries and working conditions. Thousands of individuals are presently working in deplorable circumstances and getting underpaid. Everyone needs to be treated with dignity, regardless of where they reside.

📆 When is World Fair Trade Day?

This year, World Fair Trade Day is on May 6th. It is the 1st Saturday in May; in 2024, it is on Monday.

Countdown to World Fair Trade Day

Did you know: The Fairtrade Mark is an impartial consumer certification badge for items that provide a fair deal to workers and employees.

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📜 History of World Fair Trade Day

She had established her modest company by the 1950s. She drove her needlework-filled vehicle to women’s sewing circles and parties around the country. As she did so, she informed the American people about the origins of these pieces of art and the women’s craftsmanship. Because of this, the women of the La Plata Valley were able to get a stable income, and Byler was also able to do well in her own life.

What began as a seemingly insignificant act of kindness became a movement when the company was renamed Ten Thousand Villages. People all throughout the world were coming to recognize that employees needed to be taken care of. The first Fair Trade Organization was established in 1964 with measures to improve labor relations amongst Chinese refugees in Oxfam stores exporting crafts to the UK. The original Fair Trade Organization was founded in the Netherlands in 1967 with comparable objectives.

The World Fair Trade Organization, formerly known as the International Federation of Alternative Traders, was founded in 1989. They would host yearly conferences for fair trade groups to deliberate on the best practices for working conditions, and in 2004 they established World Fair Trade Day. The ongoing objective is to combat poverty and exploitation, climate change, and the economic crisis in order to safeguard society’s most vulnerable members.

☑️ World Fair Trade Day facts

Fairtrade in the UK.
In the UK, there are 4,500 Fairtrade Mark items.

Number of products
Fairtrade products may be found in over 120 countries.

Chocolate ownership
Divine Chocolate is the world’s first chocolate firm that is entirely owned by farmers.

Things to do on World Fair Trade Day

Shop fair trade online
Supporting workers is one of the greatest ways to commemorate World Fair Trade Day. Instead of going to your usual merchants, check out to see what you might get. You may look up over 200 certified fair trade firms that are all dedicated to equitable and sustainable commerce.

Attend a virtual event
There are virtual conferences where you can learn much more about creating a sustainable future. Learn more about the leaders of the movement and hear from industry experts who are pushing social innovation and sustainability. You can also connect with campus and community activists and look into additional methods to serve the global community.

Promote a fair trade organization
Investigate and learn about fair-trade firms that interest you. Then, use social media to tell people about their company and how their service is benefiting the globe.

📅 World Fair Trade Day Observances

2022 May 6 Friday
2023 May 6 Saturday
2024 May 6 Monday
2025 May 6 Tuesday
2026 May 6 Wednesday

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