World Fair Trade Day 2017: the largest Fair Trade celebration
On 13 May, the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO) invited participants to create human chains during this World Fair Trade Day and to explain how they are Agents for Change in their day-to-day life. During the celebrations, several videos were shot and a video of Agents for Change around the globe is available.
More than 2 million people joined the 4000 Fair Trade celebrations across the world, making it the most important Fair Trade event of the year. 13 universities, 250 communities organised breakfasts with Fair Trade products and enjoyed Fair Trade cakes (a Belgian minister even set the example).
Dario Soto Abril, Global CEO of Fairtrade International, welcomed this popularity: “It’s fantastic to see so many supporters, producers, and politicians coming together around the world to celebrate the successes of Fairtrade, and to encourage more people to join us”.
The FTAO wants to thank every participant and hopes that 2018 will see even more people joining the celebrations!