Benefits & Eligibility

Diverse Benefits for Your Business

Learn about the benefits of FTF membership, which include becoming a part of the vibrant FTF community, use of the FTF mark of trust, business connections, exclusive partnerships, promotion and visibility, annual events, leadership opportunities, and more.

“As a fair trade retailer I would not have the confidence to tell my customers that the artisans that make the products we sell are paid a fair wage if not for the Fair Trade Federation’s arduous screening process.”

~ Martha Ehlman, Tenfold Fair Trade Collection

Be part of a community of 225+ fully dedicated fair trade enterprises. These are your people— 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 eventsonline discussions, mentoring, and cross-promotion.

The FTF member logo is recognized by buyers and consumers as a trusted mark of dedication to fair trade practices.  Members are able to differentiate their business and products with the member logo, showing buyers and consumers they’re fully committed to fair trade.

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. See the full list of FTF members here.

FTF Members have exclusive market access through B2B partnerships including the FTF Collection on Faire and trade shows, such as NY NOW, AmericasMart, and Las Vegas Market, and through B2C partnerships including the Buy Good. Feel Good. FTF Collection and GoodCarts. The FTF is also an officially recognized verifier of Social Enterprise World ForumRangeMe, and the Good Market.

The FTF promotes members through member profile pages and several annual campaigns and publications, including our Fair Trade Holiday Gift GuideFair Trade Stores & Cafes Locator, and Fair Trade Wholesale Guide. Members have access to low-cost advertising on the FTF’s website and communications, which are visited and viewed by thousands of engaged fair trade, ethical, and conventional buyers. The FTF also promotes members through campaigns and social media with a following of 30,000+ across our channels.

The FTF’s Conference and Expo, our flagship event, not only connects fair trade enterprises to create authentic business relationships but helps drive sales and build capacity to be successful in an increasingly challenging and competitive marketplace. Members attend at a discounted rate and have the exclusive opportunity to sponsor or exhibit at our popular Fair Trade Expo. The FTF also hosts additional events and networking opportunities each year.

The FTF sets a high bar for fair trade practices. Our members lead and help shape the fair trade movement by serving on FTF’s Board of Directors, JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion) Committee, as well as other working groups and committees, contributing their experiences and expertise to the greater community.

The FTF has a direct connection to the global fair trade movement as a network member of the World Fair Trade Organization and is also an officially recognized fair trade verifier of the Canadian Fair Trade Network and Fair Trade Campaigns.

I love the community of FTF members. It gives me the motivation and courage I need to continue our work. I am extremely proud and honored to be a member of FTF. Thank you for giving artisans and brands a platform to build our business for the greater good!

~ Coleen Clines, Anchal Project

Interested in Membership? Contact the FTF Director of Membership at screening@fairtradefederation.org to set up a time to connect and learn more about the FTF community!

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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