Benefits & Eligibility

Benefits for Your Business

Vibrant Community:   Be part of a community of 360° fair trade businesses. These are your people—business leaders who go above and beyond to create opportunities for disadvantaged artisans and farmers around the world. Members share expertise and provide mutual support through events, online discussions, mentoring groups, and cross-promotion.

Mark of Trust: The FTF logo is recognized by many buyers and consumers as a trusted mark of dedication to fair trade practices. Members may use the FTF logo on all promotional materials as well as hang tags & packaging. Use of the FTF logo on hang tags & packaging is subject to an additional review & usage fee.

Business to Business Connections:  FTF members include both wholesalers and retailers. By connecting with like-minded businesses, you can increase your customer base as well as learn from the best practices of your peers.

Annual Conference:  The FTF’s Annual Conference, held every spring, is our flagship event, with three days of sessions focused on building fair trade businesses. Members attend at a discounted rate and have the opportunity to exhibit at our popular Fair Trade Expo.

Leadership Opportunities:  The FTF sets a high bar for fair trade practices. Our members lead the fair trade movement by serving on FTF’s Board of Directors and contributing their experiences and expertise to the dialogue about fair trade.

Visibility:  The FTF promotes members through several annual publications, including our Fair Trade Holiday Gift Guide, Fair Trade Stores & Cafes Guide, and Fair Trade Wholesale Guide. Placement in these guides is free; members also have access to low-cost advertising on the FTF’s website and communications.

Is my business eligible for FTF membership?

Review our Eligibility Requirements and fill out the form below to find out! Please note: This is not an application for membership. To start a full application for membership, click here.

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