Before You Apply

Before filling out the FTF membership application, familiarize yourself with the nine Fair Trade Principles, which guide the business decisions of all FTF members.

We also highly recommend that you read the FTF Code of Practice, which is the most detailed explanation of what FTF expects from members. The Code of Practice is organized into sections corresponding to the nine Fair Trade Principles, with specific requirements for different types of businesses.

FTF’s screening process is designed to evaluate organizations that have established a successful track record and solid business practices. In many cases, it may be wise to wait for more than the minimum one year in operation before applying for FTF membership.

If you have questions about membership and the application process, you can always give us a call at 302-655-5024.