WFTO (World Fair Trade Orgenization)
Fair Trade is a tangible contribution to the fight against poverty, climate change and global economic crises. The World Bank 2014 Report shows that more than one billion people still live at or below $1.25 a day.1 The World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO) believes that trade must benefit the most vulnerable and deliver sustainable livelihoods by developing opportunities especially for small and disadvantaged producers. Recurring global economic crises and persistent poverty in many countries confirm the demand for a fair and sustainable economy locally and globally.
Altromercato is the largest Fair Trade organization in Italy with 113 associates which run over 260 Fair Trade shops all over the Country. It works with 155 producer organisations in more than 45 countries, in the South and North of the World.
Altromercato works with thousands of artisans and farmers, whose job is respected and remunerated with a fair price. The product chain is transparent and traceable; the producers’ rights are preserved and products are guaranteed to be of the highest quality: the only way we can protect and share a culture of responsible living.
Associazione per SEWA
Associazione Per Sewa was created in 2005 as a non-profit organization to sustain and defend underprivileged women’s rights in India and Bangladesh and to preserve the finest tradition of arts and crafts.
The association also supports local NGOs by financing their social projects.
Cooperativa La Bottega della Solidarietà - Sondrio
Da vent’anni la Bottega della Solidarietà sostiene la vendita di prodotti artigianali del commercio equo e solidale e supporta progetti educativi destinati alle fasce più marginali del Bangladesh.
Equo Mercato Cooperative was founded in the ’90’s by a group of volunteers recently returned to Italy from Burundi.
Today it is a well-established small cooperative with 20 members, of whom 5 are employees.
It is a one of the founders of AGICES, the Italian General Assembly of the fair trade market.
LiberoMondo è una cooperativa Sociale di tipo B nata nel maggio del 1997.
Propone un commercio equo e solidale sociale:
– per favorire ed avviare reali processi di affrancamento dal sottosviluppo economico e sociale dei paesi e delle popolazioni del Sud del mondo;
– per intervenire anche nelle situazioni di disagio locali, cercando di offrire una concreta possibilità di lavoro a persone escluse dai normali circuiti di impiego.
Somos una fundación privada, independiente y sin ánimo de lucro, regida por un Patronato de 12 profesionales vinculados al mundo académico, de la empresa y de la solidaridad.
Con su apoyo y asesoramiento, quienes integramos OI, voluntarios/as, colaboradores y miembros en plantilla, luchamos a favor de la justicia y la paz.
Price is Rice
Price is Rice is a non profit organisation that sets out to recognise the aesthetic values of handicraft in Bangladesh and preserve its traditions. The organisation was set up in 2013 by a group of textile designers and works between Italy and Bangladesh to ensure that beautiful design meets fair trade.
Eskandar is a luxury brand and sold over 50 locations worldwide and has five Flagship stores in London, Paris, New York, Los Angeles and Chicago.
Afroart was established in Stockholm 1967.
The Afroart stores have over the years been a watering hole for anyone who has a passion for ethnic crafts. Today Afroart AB is owned by six textile designers, all with a MFA degree.
Afroart collaborates with local artisans to highlight the craftsmanship of the developing countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
The Dharma Door
Our aim is to bring the highest quality designer Fair Trade homewares to an audience that values contemporary design.
The Dharma Door has travelled the world to find the most highly skilled Fair Trade artisans, using only the best quality raw materials, to bring you an exclusive range of baskets and homewares that bridge contemporary styling with time honoured traditional production methods. In others words, not only are you purchasing a beautifully designed and impeccably crafted product, you are engaging with a product that tells a story with every stitch and every fibre.
The Nando Peretti Foundation
The Nando Peretti Foundation provides grants to projects which fall into one of the following areas: Charity, Educational, Environmental conservation, Medical research, Construction, Cultural/Artistic. The categories “Campaigns” and “Historical Partners” include projects which are grouped according to various criteria.
One Village One Earth
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We are a wholesale distributor who specialises in fair trade items and supplies small retailers across Australia. Fair trade ensures that the artisans that create these beautiful products are respected, receive fair wages for their craft and are given safe working conditions. No child labor is used in the creations of our products, instead education is encouraged. Health care programs are offered and the community in general is shown to benefit from the practise of fair trade.
Sacred Bundle! Creating an exclusive and fashionable collection of everyday mum and bub must haves! Using hand picked unique ethnic vintage textiles. xx
Shopping, fashion and fancy outfits. A lot of women love the beautiful things in life. But they want more: They want that every women in the world has a good life. They dream of a better world without poverty, where women can work and girls can go to school. The fair trade project “speakingbags” creates a way that every woman can use her chances in life. Bags are produced fair and in social projects. The advantage is obvious: Woman who love bags, enjoy a fancy design. Women in poverty can earn money, improve their life and send their children to school. And people with handicap are integrated into the society. It is a win-win situation.
Istituto Europeo di Design
IED owes its establishment in 1966 to the intuition of its President Francesco Morelli. Through time, it has become a 100% Made in Italy international network of excellence, operating in the fields of training and research, in the disciplines of Design, Fashion, Visual Communication and Management.