Happy World Fair Trade Day!

World Fair Trade Day is a global celebration of fair trade that grows every year. Our friends at the World Fair Trade Organization provide this background:

World Fair Trade Day, started since 2001 by WFTO members, is an initiative of WFTO that falls on the second Saturday of May of each year. It is an inclusive worldwide festival of events celebrating Fair Trade as a tangible contribution to the fight against poverty and exploitation, climate change and the economic crises that has the greatest impact on the world’s most vulnerable populations. Trade must benefit the most vulnerable and deliver sustainable livelihoods by developing opportunities for small and disadvantaged producers. Millions of producers and traders, businesses and policy-makers, supporting organizations and volunteers have contributed to the substantial growth of Fair Trade globally. 

A fair trade fashion show at one of our stores in Madison, Wisconsin - the amazing models were from our local roller derby team.

A fair trade fashion show at one of our stores in Madison, Wisconsin - the amazing models were from our local roller derby team.

How will you celebrate the day? Here are a few ideas:
1. Visit a local fair trade shop, or suggest to your favorite local store that they carry fair trade too
2. Be sure to drink fair trade coffee or tea, and enjoy delicious Divine Chocolate
3. Take a minute to find out more about any of our artisan or farmer partners worldwide
4. Tell a friend about Serrv and fair trade

Thank you for being a part of the global fair trade movement!