Fair Trade Organizations Europe
In alphabetical order
Associations, Federations, Councils, Organizations
European Fair Trade Association (EFTA) – Europe
The European Fair Trade Association is a network of 11 Fair Trade organisations in nine European countries which import Fair Trade products from over 400 economically disadvantaged producer groups in Africa, Asia and Latin America. EFTA’s members are based in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. EFTA publishes a variety of materials on Fair Trade issuses in general such as ‘The yearbook’; ‘Facts and Figures on the Fair Trade sector in 18 European Countries’; EFTA Advocacy Newsletter and a variety of product specific newsletters, studies and positions.
NEWS – the Network of European Worldshops
NEWS is the umbrella network of 15 national Worldshop associations in 13 different countries all over Europe. Through them we represent the Worldshops – shops that offer fairly traded products and campaign for a fairer world trade system. Through its members – National Associations – NEWS represents approximately 2,500 Worldshops and 100,000 volunteers working in these shops.
Fair Trade Foundation
The Fairtrade Foundation is the independent non-profit organisation that licenses use of the FAIRTRADE Mark on products in the UK in accordance with internationally agreed Fairtrade standards. The Foundation was established in 1992 by CAFOD, Christian Aid, Oxfam, Traidcraft and the World Development Movement, later joined by the National Federation of Women’s Institutes. Member organisations now also include Banana Link, Methodist Relief and Development Fund, Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign, People & Planet, SCIAF, Shared Interest Foundation, Soroptimist International , Tearfund and the United Reformed Church.
The Foundation is the UK member of Fairtrade Labelling Organisations International (FLO), which unites 21 labelling initiatives across Europe, Japan, North America, Mexico and Australia/New Zealand as well as networks of producer organisations from Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean.
Our mission is to fight poverty through trade, practising and promoting approaches to trade that help poor people in developing countries transform their lives.
Established in 1979 as a Christian response to poverty, we combine a trading company and a development charity.
We build lasting relationships with producers, support people to trade out of poverty and work to bring about trade justice.