09.01.2018 - 12.01.2018 — Hall: 8.0 Stand: D 45B
Fairtrade is an alternative approach to conventional trade and is based on a partnership between producers and consumers. It supports small scale farmers and workers in developing countries in Asia, Latin America and Africa. When farmers can sell on Fairtrade terms, it provides them with a better deal and improved terms of trade. This allows them the opportunity to improve their lives and plan for their future.
TransFair e.V. (Fairtrade Germany) was founded in 1992. Its founders aim and main idea was to offer Fairtrade certified products to a wider spectrum of consumers by labelling the products with the Fairtrade Mark. In 2007 the Fairtrade Cotton Mark was introduced. Since 2016 it is possible to certify the whole textile supply chain with the Fairtrade Textile Standard and its supporting Fairtrade Textile Programme.
The FAIRTRADE Mark labels products that have been produced and traded under certain social, ecological and economical standards. It can be found on a wide range of products, including food and drinks, cotton and clothing, and jewelry. When a product carries the Mark it means that all the ingredients that can be sourced as Fairtrade are Fairtrade. The FAIRTRADE Program Marks represent the Fairtrade Sourcing Programs, which honour the way that different companies do business. It allows companies to commit to Fairtrade and source large volumes of individual Fairtrade ingredients.