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World Fair Trade Day is celebrated by various organizations and manufactures. Festive events are held on the second Saturday of May, and May is declared Fair Trade Month.

History

The founding date of International Fair Trade Day is unknown. The holiday is held under the World Fair Trade Organization leadership. About 350 manufacturers and traders declare their participation. All participants promote fair trade’s principles, in line with international standards.

What is fair trade? It’s public activity, supported international standards and public policy regarding labeled and unlabeled goods (tea, coffee, fruits, cereals, cocoa, handicrafts, clothing and others). Particular attention is paid to goods exported from developing countries to developed ones. They must be produced without the involvement of child or slave labor.

Interesting Facts

«Fair Trade is not aid» is general motto of the Fair Trade organization.

  1. All products have passed the test and related to fair trade are marked with a single label, meaning that production and quality are in line with international standards, no child labor has been involved.
  2. Fairly labeled products are often more expensive than regular products. But people buy them with great desire, as there is confidence in the manufacturer.
  3. Among the fair trade principles, the following are noted: non-use of child, slave labor, absolute transparency of business, humane working conditions, creation of conditions for entry into the market for small companies adhering to all rules, norms and standards.

When is World Fair Trade Day celebrated in 2022?

World Fair Trade Day is observed the second Saturday in May.

Observations

WeekdayMonthDayYear
SaturdayMay142022
SaturdayMay132023
SaturdayMay112024
SaturdayMay102025