Fair Trade Federation

(Unverified non-profit organisation)

The Fair Trade Federation (FTF) is the trade association that strengthens and promotes North American organisations fully committed to fair trade.

The Federation is part of the global fair trade movement, building equitable and sustainable trading partnerships and creating opportunities to alleviate poverty.

The Fair Trade Federation traces its roots to the late 1970s when individual alternative trade organisations began holding yearly conferences for groups working in fair trade. In 1994, the group incorporated formally as the North American Alterative Trade Organization (NAATO); and, the following year, changed its named to the Fair Trade Federation. Since then, FTF has focused on supporting fully committed businesses in order to expand markets for artisans and farmers around the world. The Federation has been an active members of the World Fair Trade Organization (formerly IFAT) for many years.

Website

http://www.fairtradefederation.org

Year established

1970

About this organisation

Partnership types

Doing business with the poor; Standards and guidelines development

Regions / countries / territories

Americas: United States

Global issues

Community development; Disasters and humanitarian affairs ; Education and training; Job...show all (6)

Goods categories

Agriculture, aquaculture & forestry; Apparel & fashion; Arts, crafts &...show all (7)