World Fair Trade Day 
Fair Trade as An Agent For Change
 


May Newsletter
 
 

Join WFTO Asia on Saturday May 13 as we celebrate World Fair Trade Day 2017!
 
WFTDay was initiated by WFTO members in 2001. Held annually each May, it is now one of our biggest calendar events and a chance for members, consumers, advocates and policy makers to come together and show their commitment to the 10 Principles of Fair Trade. WFTDay is traditionally marked with events and online campaigns that extend throughout the month of May.
 
In 2016, people in more than 70 countries participated. This year, we’re hoping to make WFTDay celebrations bigger and better than ever!
 
Be an Agent for Change
 
2017 is the third and final year of WFTO’s ‘Be an Agent for Change’ campaign.
 
WFTO advocates for Fair Trade as a solution to trade injustices and power imbalances. We consider everyone in the Fair Trade supply chain and all consumers who support Fair Trade to be Agents for Change and part of the global solution. Show your support for Fair Trade by forming a human chain and sharing images of your demonstration online. The human chain is symbolic of the human impact of trade injustices, and each individual’s role in eradicating poverty through fairer supply chains.
 
What's happening in Asia this World Fair Trade Day?
 
 
WFTO members across the region are busy organising celebrations for the month of May. Events range from a Fair Trade Fair in Bangkok (ThaiCraft, May 27), to free eye cataract surgeries at Nepal Eye Hospital (Kumbeshwar Technical School, May 20), Fair Trade seminars and meet-the-artisan sessions in Dhaka (Corr the JuteWorks, May 14), as well as human chain photo events being organised all over Asia.
You can view the full event program here.

WFTO Asia Secretariat Office, members in Thailand, and supporters will also join hands to create a Fair Trade Human Chain in Chiang Mai, Thailand.  

 
Get involved
 
 
Get involved this WFTDay and show your support for Fair Trade.
 
1.    Participate in a World Fair Trade Day event in your country
 
2.    Join our Agent for Change campaign by making a human chain, display an 'Agent for Change' poster and taking photos and videos. Share your images on social media  using the hashtags #FairTradeDay and #AgentForChange
 
More details about getting involved can be found here.
 
Fair Trade For Life: Fashion Revolution Thailand 
 
 
 
Thank you to those of you who joined Fair Trade For Life: Fashion Revolution Thailand. Let’s continue on this journey to create a more ethical and sustainable future for fashion!
 
Find your photos here, and don't forget share and tag @wftoasia and @fashrevthailand