Celebrate World Fair Trade Day 2019

Fair Trade Campaigns April 29, 2019

Each year, on the second Saturday of May, Fair Trade supporters and advocates around the world come together in celebration of World Fair Trade Day. This year, the World Fair Trade Organization has chosen the theme Fair Trade Innovates. Join us in celebrating how Fair Trade delivers solutions for people and planet.

Looking for ways to get involved? We’ve rounded up a few local, national and international programs right here. Plus tools and resources to organize your own celebration!

World Fair Trade Organization – Fair Trade Innovates

From empowering women to creating economic opportunities to protecting the planet, Fair Trade delivers innovative solutions for people and planet.

The World Fair Trade Organization has recommendations and resources to help you host your own World Fair Trade Day celebration, or show your support on social with #FairTradeInnovates.

Attend an Event Near You

Here are just a few of the World Fair Trade Day celebrations taking place around the country this month. Are you hosting an event you’d like to share? Register your event on your campaign page, or share it in the comments below.

Chicago, IL | May 3, 2019
Join Chicago Fair Trade for A Magnificent Mile of Fair Trade, the biggest World Fair Trade Day celebration in the U.S. Celebrate the power of Fair Trade in Chicago’s most iconic shopping district, while showcasin

g Chicago’s important role in the Fair Trade movement.

Burlington, VT | May 11, 2019
Burlington’s World Fair Trade Day
is a community celebration of the Fair Trade Movement. This event features ethically sourced goods from small producers in the Global South, a Fair Trade Education Station with interactive games with fabulous prizes, and a photo booth that’s absolutely bananas!

Houston, TX | May 11, 2019
Join Fair Trade Houston for World Fair Trade Day film screening of The Chocolate Case. Learn about the journey of Tony’s Chocolonely and why where your chocolate comes from matters. PLUS – free chocolate! Come for the delicious treats, stay for the movie and be a part of the worldwide celebration of World Fair Trade Day.

Long Beach, CA | May 11, 2019
Join Fair Trade Long Beach for the grand opening of the Fair Trade Long Beach Retail Collective. The Collective features 20 vendors under one roof, each mostly working with artisans in developing countries to help lift them out of poverty through what is referred to as “aid through trade.”

Philadelphia, PA | May 11, 2019
In celebration of World Fair Trade Day, Fair Trade Philadelphia will be out at Clark Park for May Fair. They’ll be sharing Fair Trade resources and selling some interesting Fair Trade Mother’s Day gifts.

Looking for an event near you?
Check out our Facebook page for more events across the country!

Host an Event in Your Community

There’s still time to organize an event! Plan a bake fair at your school, table at your local Farmers’ Market, or host a film screening in your community. Looking for ideas for fun and informative Fair Trade events? Check out our event guides for hosting a Fair Trade Fashion Show or a Roast-N-Roll coffee tour.

And if you can’t attend or organize an event this year, there are still simple ways for you to get involved and show your support on May 11.

  • Post on social with #FairTradeInnovates.
  • Start a conversation with a friends, family, colleagues or classmates about the importance of Fair Trade. We have a Fair Trade 101 guide to help you get started.
  • Try a new Fair Trade product, or enjoy an old favorite.

We’d love to see how you celebrate! 
Tag us @FTCampaigns or use #FTCampaigns.

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