The Fair Trade Association is a not for profit membership organisation comprising businesses and individuals who support the Fair Trade Vision.
Fair Trade empowers disadvantaged artisans, workers and farmers, especially in developing countries to create their own sustainable livelihoods through employment, regular income, improved working conditions and more direct access to markets.
We run an endorsement programme for members to become Fair Traders of Australia. It provides independent assurance that they follow the 10 Principles of Fair Trade in their business practice from maker to consumer. Products such as tea, coffee, chocolate and cotton are Fairtrade certified through Fairtrade Australia and New Zealand.
The Association also encourages advocacy, through networking and leveraging the power of organisations in communities such as councils, universities, workplaces, faith groups and schools to promote and participate in Fair Trade
Friends of Fair Trade are people who understand the importance of Fair Trade and how it affects not just our lives but the lives of workers in developing countries. Individuals are encouraged to become Friends of Fair Trade and be kept up-to-date with information and events.
Joining the Fair Trade Association gives you the opportunity to join a group of like-minded enterprises to support Fair Trade and participate in our programmes. Membership of the Fair Trade Association is open to businesses wishing to promote and support our mission.
Fair Traders of Australia (FToA) are member businesses endorsed by the Fair Trade Association as having Fair Trade at the core of all that they do. If you are interested in having a third party review and endorse your business practices please contact us to explore the application process.
Organisations have the power to spread the word about Fair Trade. Check out how your Faith Group, Town/Council, Workplace, University or School can become a Fair Trade Community. This can be a powerful way to encourage more people to make a change in their purchasing.