A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of attending this region’s meeting of World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO) members in San Diego.
The WFTO is not the only Fair Trade membership organization, but it’s the one with the broadest scope. Ten Thousand Villages is a founding member of this international organization, which brings producers and farmers together with those who import and sell their products all over the world.
Regardless of size and location, all members have an equal vote, and have the opportunity to shape the direction of the WFTO and the larger Fair Trade movement.
I won’t say too much today — but keep an eye out for more information about the WFTO in the coming weeks. This year marks a very special anniversary for the organization. We’re excited to celebrate with other WFTO members, and with the staff and volunteers who keep the WFTO and the movement strong.
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