Start a Fair Trade Business

Start a Fair Trade Business

FTF members and others are often willing to share their experiences with aspiring entrepreneurs. Pictured here is “A Guide for Retailers: Creating a Successful Fair Trade Business,” written by Kimberly Grimes and published in 2004.


Often, the best way to learn is in person! All are welcome to attend the annual Fair Trade Federation conference, a gathering of over 250 fair trade business owners.

In the meantime, here are some tips from the FTF community:

Getting Started:

Retail Savvy:

Wholesale Advice: