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The World Fair Trade Organization is a global community of Fair Trade Enterprises pioneering models of business that put workers and farmers first.

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The World Fair Trade Organization is a global community of Fair Trade Enterprises pioneering models of business that put workers and farmers first.

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So excited someone is talking about this!

By bay414 - Aug 13 2019
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I’m excited that this podcast is out here! It’s so important and if someone is just getting started learning or already knows a lot about fair trade this is a great resource.

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So excited someone is talking about this!

By bay414 - Aug 13 2019
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I’m excited that this podcast is out here! It’s so important and if someone is just getting started learning or already knows a lot about fair trade this is a great resource.
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Social Enterprise + Fair Trade (WFTO)

Latest release on Sep 25, 2020

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The World Fair Trade Organization is a global community of Fair Trade Enterprises pioneering models of business that put workers and farmers first.

Rank #1: Andrea Reyes of NYC Fair Trade Coalition on her journey in sustainable fashion

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Andrea is a sustainable fashion entrepreneur, fashion lecturer, advocate and chair of the New York City Fair Trade Coalition. Her journey started in New York's fashion industry, took her to Uganda and through to social enterprise and Fair Trade. She tells her story and reflects on the future of sustainable fashion.

May 29 2019

23mins

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Rank #2: Conversation with Fair Trade campaigner, Katherine Bissell Cordova from Chicago Fair Trade

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How do the intersecting aspects of Fair Trade shape the movement? And what is the future of its business side? In this episode, Erinch Sahan speaks with Katherine Bissell Cordova, Executive Director of Chicago Fair Trade, on her journey to Fair Trade and her insights on the future of the movement.

Feb 27 2020

20mins

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Rank #3: African Authenticity by Village Industries in a crowded marketplace

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What makes Fair Trade Enterprises different from the mainstream business? In this latest episode, Erinch Sahan takes us to the journey of Village Industries on how authenticity, the increasing awareness on environmental issues and prioritising their workers have given them a unique place in the fast changing market.

Nov 14 2019

28mins

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Rank #4: Former UN Special Rapporteur Olivier De Schutter on transforming business models and trade

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Human rights thinker and former UN special Rapporteur Olivier De Schutter discusses with WFTO Chief Executive Erinch Sahan what an ambitious agenda for business and human rights would look like, how to transform business models and how trade can be made fair. This podcast is a special edition for the first anniversary of the Fair Trade Charter www.fair-trade.website.

Sep 23 2019

23mins

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Rank #5: The Body Shop’s journey through Fair Trade

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The Body Shop: Fair Trade ideas can be part of global companies, and this is the story of how the Body Shop has gone big but kept its roots in the Fair Trade movement.

Oct 11 2018

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Rank #6: Cutting edge design: textile and accessories by Guatemalan Maya women weavers

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Designer and social entrepreneur Priscila Menezes talks about trends, colors, quality and production of stylish textile design and colours weaved by Guatemalan Maya women, using a fusion of traditional and modern artisanal techniques.

Nov 26 2018

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Rank #7: Conversation with social entrepreneur Kathy Marshall on her journey running a mission-focused business

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Social entrepreneur Kathy Marshall shares her journey with Sabahar, an Addis Ababa-based Fair Trade Enterprise. Learn first-hand insights from Kathy on running a social enterprise, like dealing with challenges, growth, social and environmental impact, and their deep community involvement, a natural penchant for mission-led enterprises. If you are an aspiring entrepreneur or someone interested in social and business innovations, Kathy’s story is for you!

Oct 31 2019

28mins

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Rank #8: Balancing social and commercial goals - insights from social entrepreneurs from India and Bangladesh.

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This is the story of Asha Handicrafts (India) and Oasis Transformations (Bangladesh). Two social entrepreneurs from these Fair Trade Enterprises talk about their journey in the global market. They explore what makes a business mission-led and how to pursue social and commercial goals in unison. It’s a period of transition for many social enterprises in Asia and Helena and Rajesh discuss how they’re dealing with change.

Apr 04 2019

16mins

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Rank #9: Tony Hall, the evolution of Fair Trade in North America

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Tony Hall: A business leader turned Fair Trade activist, this is the story of Tony Hall and his role in the Fair Trade movement in the US.

Oct 17 2018

10mins

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Rank #10: Benita Matofska: Sharing is caring

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Benita Matofska is a visionary change-maker and author of a book on sharing economy - 'Generation Share: The Change-Makers Building the Sharing Economy.' In this episode, Benita unpacks sharing economy and discusses with Erinch Sahan the role of Fair Trade Enterprises in the broader new economy. She also reminds us of the power of humour, human connectivity and building a new economy for people and planet.

Dec 12 2019

24mins

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Rank #11: Mixing circular economy with Fair Trade, a Solid Rock experience

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Solid Rock: Mixing circular economy with Fair Trade is proving to work and this story from Ghana showcases how. The story of an inspiring local social entrepreneur who is taking products from his community to global markets.

Oct 17 2018

13mins

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Rank #12: Tauhid Salam of Classical Handmade, a Fair Trader going to scale

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Classical Handmade Products: When a business family builds a Fair Trade Enterprise and thrives. The story of growth and scale from Bangladesh.

Oct 17 2018

14mins

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Rank #13: Saidpur Enterprises and their focus on empowering women

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Saidpur Enterprises: Can a business flourish if it remains committed to some of the most marginalised artisans? The story of a social enterprise building bridges between ethical consumers and artisans in Bangladesh.

Oct 17 2018

8mins

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Rank #14: Basma Barham and the women-led social enterprise making it work in Palestine

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Holy Land Handicraft Cooperative Society: Imagine running a social enterprise in Palestine that is leading the way in women’s empowerment. This is the story of Holy Land Handicrafts, a commercial success that’s showing social enterprise can work in even the toughest of contexts.

Oct 17 2018

11mins

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Rank #15: Noah's Ark: the family Fair Trade Enterprise

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Noah’s Ark: Meet the family behind Noah’s Ark, a social enterprise built on the principles of Fair Trade. The discussion takes us through profit sharing mechanisms, sustainable dying processes, design dynamics and navigating cut-throat global markets.

Oct 17 2018

9mins

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Rank #16: Lindsay Woodruff's Fair Trade store in Troy, Ohio

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Can a Fair Trade store thrive in a conservative town in the US? Lindsay tells us how she is drawing in young consumers and building a successful business in Troy, Ohio.

Oct 03 2018

19mins

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Rank #17: Bena: When organic meets Fair Trade

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Maggie’s Organic: The story of an inspirational entrepreneur and her flourishing Fair Trade Enterprise. The conversation takes us through worker ownership in supply chains, the business case for Fair Trade and the ingredients for commercial success.

Oct 17 2018

14mins

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Rank #18: Divine Chocolate and the inner-working of social enterprise

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Divine Chocolate: What does business look like if it fully embeds a social mission? This is the story of a Fair Trade pioneer and the ideas that have shaped social enterprise.

Oct 17 2018

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Rank #19: Boosting online sales through social media

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Toys, twitter and social enterprise - building a brand through social media. In this podcast, Erinch chats with Samantha Morshed about the social media strategies deployed by Pebble. Pebble is a social enterprise (and WFTO verified Fair Trade Enterprise) making toys in Bangladesh for consumers around the world.

Nov 30 2018

22mins

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Rank #20: Women's Day Special: the Guatemalan social enterprise, Yabal

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Allison Havens founded Yabal Handicrafts in Guatamala to keep alive indigenous weaving techniques and create livelihoods for local women. Today, the women producers are becoming the main income earners in their family and challenging gender norms. Her story unpacks what it means to truly prioritise local producers over increasing profits - getting to the heart of what makes an enterprise mission-led.

Mar 06 2019

26mins

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Conversation with Roopa Mehta, WFTO President - 2nd Anniversary of the Fair Trade Charter

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Two years since the adoption of the International Fair Trade Charter, WFTO has joined forces with a wide coalition of civil society organisations to demand the transformation of the economy and the trade system through just and sustainable COVID-19 policies. In this special episode, Erinch Sahan speaks with Roopa Mehta, WFTO President, about the evolution of the Fair Trade movement, the challenges and opportunities that have risen in recent years and the prospect of Fair Trade Enterprises becoming a model of alternative business.

Sep 25 2020

25mins

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Conversation with Nicolette Naumann, Vice President of Ambiente

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How are trade shows impacted by the current pandemic? In this episode, Erinch Sahan speaks with Nicolette Naumann, Vice President of the world's leading consumer goods trade show, Ambiente, and she shares her insights and best practice as the world rises from the COVID-19 crisis.

Aug 18 2020

39mins

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Social Enterprises in times of pandemic

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What makes an enterprise truly a social enterprise? In this episode, Erinch Sahan speaks with Lucy Findlay, Managing Director of Social Enterprise Mark CIC, on how social enterprises are coping during the current pandemic and their vision of a world populated by more mission-led enterprises.

Jun 18 2020

25mins

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The trick with storytelling

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Storytelling is all the buzz and telling the story of artisans is key. So how should we approach this? What are the tricks and traps to watch out for? In this latest episode, Erinch Sahan speaks with Manpreet Kaur Kalra, a digital marketing expert, social activist and founder of Art of Citizenry to unveil new insights.

Apr 02 2020

28mins

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Can Fair Trade fight violence against women?

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How can you build a brand that supports a truly viable social enterprise? In this celebration episode, Erinch Sahan speaks with Caterina Occhio, founder of SeeMe, on gender justice, building a brand to support women survivors of violence and the future of fair fashion.

Mar 20 2020

28mins

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Conversation with Fair Trade campaigner, Katherine Bissell Cordova from Chicago Fair Trade

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How do the intersecting aspects of Fair Trade shape the movement? And what is the future of its business side? In this episode, Erinch Sahan speaks with Katherine Bissell Cordova, Executive Director of Chicago Fair Trade, on her journey to Fair Trade and her insights on the future of the movement.

Feb 27 2020

20mins

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TruTrade – a social enterprise helping smallholder farmers

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How does a social enterprise help smallholder farmers navigate better route to the market and get fair prices for their produce? TruTrade CEO’s Jenny Rafanomezana shares their journey, challenges and plans. She also discusses issues that smallholder farmers are facing around the world.

Feb 06 2020

21mins

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Talking social enterprise

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What exactly is a social enterprise? How can they transform the business world? In this episode, Erinch Sahan speaks with John Steel, CEO of Cafedirect, and Peter Holbrook, Chief Executive of Social Enterprise UK on the future of mission-led enterprises and the role of ethical business.

Jan 30 2020

19mins

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Benita Matofska: Sharing is caring

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Benita Matofska is a visionary change-maker and author of a book on sharing economy - 'Generation Share: The Change-Makers Building the Sharing Economy.' In this episode, Benita unpacks sharing economy and discusses with Erinch Sahan the role of Fair Trade Enterprises in the broader new economy. She also reminds us of the power of humour, human connectivity and building a new economy for people and planet.

Dec 12 2019

24mins

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African Authenticity by Village Industries in a crowded marketplace

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What makes Fair Trade Enterprises different from the mainstream business? In this latest episode, Erinch Sahan takes us to the journey of Village Industries on how authenticity, the increasing awareness on environmental issues and prioritising their workers have given them a unique place in the fast changing market.

Nov 14 2019

28mins

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Erinch talks with zero waste legend Eric Lombardi

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Eric shares his insights on how zero waste can be co-opted and watered down by mainstream businesses, and how the social enterprises community can make zero waste ideas transformative!

Nov 07 2019

17mins

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Conversation with social entrepreneur Kathy Marshall on her journey running a mission-focused business

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Social entrepreneur Kathy Marshall shares her journey with Sabahar, an Addis Ababa-based Fair Trade Enterprise. Learn first-hand insights from Kathy on running a social enterprise, like dealing with challenges, growth, social and environmental impact, and their deep community involvement, a natural penchant for mission-led enterprises. If you are an aspiring entrepreneur or someone interested in social and business innovations, Kathy’s story is for you!

Oct 31 2019

28mins

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Global Mamas: Building prosperous lives in Ghana together

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This week's episode is the story of Global Mamas, a social enterprise and a global community built to create a life of prosperity for African women and their communities.
They work with 341 Ghanaian women who produce unique, handcrafted dresses, soaps, decor. While being globally successful, they share 30% of their profits directly with the producers.
With ethical practices at every level of their supply chain and innovative eco-friendly planning, they continue to be a definition of a Fair Trade Enterprise.

Oct 24 2019

27mins

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Conserve India: Combatting waste and poverty

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Our new member is pioneering business innovations that speak of their name – Conserve India.
They are a fashion brand that works with waste pickers and refugees in India, and they turn landfill waste (which otherwise will not be recycled) into materials for fashion products.
In this podcast with Erinch Sahan, social entrepreneur Kanika shares their people and planet innovations to inspire entrepreneurs to pursue bolder ambitions to address current challenges.

Oct 10 2019

18mins

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A journey from social enterprise to high end fashion - Uruguay's worker-owned fashion brand

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Manos del Uruguay is a weaving enterprise and brand that is co-owned and run by 200 hundred women artisans.
They make high-quality products that are being sold in Champs-Élysées and 5th Avenue New York.
As a social enterprise that fully practices Fair Trade, they are committed to ensuring that their success means the success of all of its artisans. This is their journey from social enterprise to high-end fashion.

Oct 03 2019

14mins

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Former UN Special Rapporteur Olivier De Schutter on transforming business models and trade

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Human rights thinker and former UN special Rapporteur Olivier De Schutter discusses with WFTO Chief Executive Erinch Sahan what an ambitious agenda for business and human rights would look like, how to transform business models and how trade can be made fair. This podcast is a special edition for the first anniversary of the Fair Trade Charter www.fair-trade.website.

Sep 23 2019

23mins

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Gebana is changing the game through Fair Trade

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This week’s episode is about improving social equity, sustainability and product quality in the framework of a Fair Trade Enterprise model. Our guest Elvira Zingg, quality manager of Gebana, shares insights based from their enterprise’s experience.

Sep 12 2019

17mins

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Ellilta Products: a social mission transformed into a thriving enterprise

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Ellilta Products is a story of a social mission transformed into a business that positively impacts the lives of many women and children.
They use the profit of their thriving enterprise to broaden the reach of their social mission: to help women and girls rescued from prostitution. They make high-quality fashion accessories from upcycled materials sold in the United States.

Aug 29 2019

28mins

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Maroma, a Fair Trade Enterprise that cares

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Maroma is a Fair Trade Enterprise from India that is built to benefit its workers and their community. It is part of the wave of all-natural products that is seeing increased consumer demand - specialising in body care products and fragrances. As a social enterprise, they have leveraged their commitment to people and planet to create high quality products.

Aug 22 2019

13mins

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The future of ethical fashion with Clare of Common Objective

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Common Objective (CO) co-founder Clare Lissaman shares her views on the future of ethical fashion and how the fashion industry is increasingly becoming more transparent and sustainable. At the end, of the discussion Clare gives her take on the unique opportunities for social enterprises. CO is an online matchmaker for the ethical fashion chain.

Jul 25 2019

22mins

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iTunes Ratings

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So excited someone is talking about this!

By bay414 - Aug 13 2019
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I’m excited that this podcast is out here! It’s so important and if someone is just getting started learning or already knows a lot about fair trade this is a great resource.