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The World Fair Trade Organization is a global community of Fair Trade Enterprises pioneering models of business that put workers and farmers first.

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The World Fair Trade Organization is a global community of Fair Trade Enterprises pioneering models of business that put workers and farmers first.

    Fair Trade Principle 3: Fair Trade Practices

    Fair Trade Principle 3: Fair Trade Practices

    On this third episode of our 10 Principles of Fair Trade series we are joined by Michelia of TradeAid and Nancy of Freeset to discuss Fair Trade Principle 3: Fair Trade Practices in more detail. How did these these two Fair Trade Enterprises remain committed to Fair Trade practices during the pandemic, how did they initiate new projects to respond to the emerging needs and how has this crisis impacted their work?

    • 28 min
    Principle 2: Transparency and Accountability

    Principle 2: Transparency and Accountability

    On this second episode of our 10 Principles of Fair Trade series we are joined by Selyna of Selyn and Martin of El Puente to discuss Fair Trade Principle 2: Transparency and Accountability in more detail. In response to this crisis, mainstream businesses have delayed, put on hold, or cancelled their orders, so how did these Fair Trade Enterprises respond to the challenges and how do they prioritise transparency and accountability in all areas of their work?

    • 18 min
    Pirates, holacracy and rebuilding a Fair Trade pioneer: Traidcraft reinvented

    Pirates, holacracy and rebuilding a Fair Trade pioneer: Traidcraft reinvented

    What can pirates teach you about management and rule-breaking? And can we really do away with bosses? Robin Roth, CEO of Traidcraft PLC, tells the story of a Fair Trade pioneer that has been reborn. He talks through their recent success on ecommerce, the challenges facing Fair Trade social enterprises and how he's implemented decentralised management to create a nimble new social enterprise.

    • 21 min
    Principle 1: Opportunities for Disadvantaged Producers

    Principle 1: Opportunities for Disadvantaged Producers

    On this first episode of our 10 Principles of Fair Trade Series we are joined by Ueli of WomenCraft and Kanika of Conserve India to discuss Fair Trade Principle 1: Opportunities for Disadvantaged Producers in more detail. We will learn the problems and obstacles that both Fair Trade Enterprises have to face during the pandemic and the help and support that they have shown to their artisans during this difficult time.

    • 21 min
    Conversation with Roopa Mehta, WFTO President - 2nd Anniversary of the Fair Trade Charter

    Conversation with Roopa Mehta, WFTO President - 2nd Anniversary of the Fair Trade Charter

    Two years since the adoption of the International Fair Trade Charter, WFTO has joined forces with a wide coalition of civil society organisations to demand the transformation of the economy and the trade system through just and sustainable COVID-19 policies. In this special episode, Erinch Sahan speaks with Roopa Mehta, WFTO President, about the evolution of the Fair Trade movement, the challenges and opportunities that have risen in recent years and the prospect of Fair Trade Enterprises becoming a model of alternative business.

    • 25 min
    Conversation with Nicolette Naumann, Vice President of Ambiente

    Conversation with Nicolette Naumann, Vice President of Ambiente

    How are trade shows impacted by the current pandemic? In this episode, Erinch Sahan speaks with Nicolette Naumann, Vice President of the world's leading consumer goods trade show, Ambiente, and she shares her insights and best practice as the world rises from the COVID-19 crisis.

    • 39 min

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