What We Do
Fair Trade Scotland is a member of the World Fair Trade Organisation (WFTO). We are currently working towards the new WFTO Guarantee System.
WFTO and its members believe that trade should work for people and the environment. The 10 Principles of Fair Trade are the fundamental philosophies established by WFTO members to guide their practices. WFTO prescribes these Principles to organisations as a way of fighting against trade injustices and discrimination.
We are working with our WFTO Partner in Cambodia – Villageworks - to 'Build Capacity' for their artisan workers to bring Guarantee System products, carrying the WFTO logo to Scotland. With the launch of the new Fair Trade Tartan we are looking to bring some exciting new products into Scotland during the Autumn.
Artisan workers – Villageworks – Fair Trade Scotland – Consumer – A WFTO fully open, honest and transparent supply chain.
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Well, the day has finally arrived! We are so proud to be part of a new beginning to promote Scotland as a Fair Trade Nation by promoting WFTO products through a great innovation. Press Release – Click Here Watch media for more updates.
Our first WFTO UK member’s get together – at Shared Interest’s offices in Newcastle – to look at the current situation around Fair Trade in the UK, and future promotion of WFTO in the UK – especially the WFTO Guarantee System. Great to have the Scottish Fair Trade Forum as a provisional Network member – Read more about WFTO UK member’s Get Together[…]
This post is to give the ‘uninformed’ consumer an insight into the problems facing Fair Trade companies who now struggle to compete with the mass balanced market when sourcing coffee, tea, sugar, cocoa and fruit juice. Social businesses, like ours, are struggling to use the connection between the producer and the consumer – our USP Read more about Mass balancing vs Producer story? You decide![…]
What a great day! Lots of people interested in Authentic Fair Trade via WFTO producers who can put the Guarantee System Logo on their products. We joined hands throughout the day and ended with a slice of homemade WFTO celebration cake! This has become quite a tradition for us as my sister Caroline loves baking! Read more about Celebrating World Fair Trade Day 2016[…]