Production & Suppliers

Are you ready to work with Fair Trade suppliers? A 3-step guide for brands

Erinch Sahan, CEO of WFTO offers brands a simple but comprehensive guide on how to start working with Fair Trade suppliers, outlining three main areas of a potential partnership that are fundamental for success.
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Key Takeaways
  • Learn how brands can create and maintain a successful partnership with Fair Trade suppliers.
  • Understand, appreciate and adjust timing when working with Fair Trade suppliers, things will take longer as suppliers often work with artisan producer groups. 
  • Fair payment terms are key in supporting ethical practices throughout the supply chain.
  • Working with a Fair Trade supplier for the long-term means partnering with and supporting a community of artisans.

There are lots of reasons to partner with Fair Trade Enterprises as your supplier partners. They usually work with local artisans, adopt ecological practices rooted in their context and are committed entirely to their craft and community. In fact, according to research by the University of Cambridge and others, they are also four times more resilient than regular businesses. This means they are more likely to become a reliable long-term supplier partner. Their production model also means they c…