The Fair Trade Federation & World Fair Trade Organization hosted a joint fair trade product display at NY NOW, where attendees were able to experience expertly crafted fair trade products at the display near registration. The FTF also hosted you a number of events at NY NOW. See details below.
Saturday, August 11, 9:00am – 4:00pm
Javits Center, NYC
An education opportunity for retailers on the setup day of NY Now, led by Kevin Natapow of Creative Retail Solutions and FTF Executive Director Chris Solt. This seminar focused on strategic inventory control, operational best practices, and retail metrics, designed to help retailers maximize their sales potential, especially during the critical holiday gift-giving season.
Monday, August 13, 1:30pm – 2:30 pm
Javits Center, NYC
By Hand Consulting hosted fair trade leaders and entrepreneurs for a panel discussion on key issues in the marketplace. Attendees learned how fair trade companies are expanding the market for artisans’ products. Speakers included Andrea Reyes of the NYC Fair Trade Coalition, Bená Burda of Maggie’s Organics, Sarah Culler of Fair Trade Winds, Leslie Mittelberg of Swahili African Modern, Chris Solt of the Fair Trade Federation, and Erinch Sahan of the World Fair Trade Organization.
Monday, August 13, 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Impact Hub, NYC
A discussion on how to move your sustainable fashion brand to the next level. Attendees learned from brands and organizations who have made a commitment to fair trade, learning how businesses can incorporate the fair trade principles and UN Sustainable Development Goals to grow sales, customer loyalty, and reach customers beyond NYC.
Tuesday, August 14, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Gotham West Market, NYC
A fair trade gathering at Gotham West Market, which took place on Tuesday, August 14 at 6pm. Attendees relaxed and networked with fair trade friends after the show.