We are fortunate to have Erin Thompson with WFTC member organization Community to Community, one of the founding members of the Domestic Fair Trade Association to share about this important initiative towards advancing fair trade principles in the US.

The Domestic Fair Trade Association (DFTA) is an association of members from across the food and agriculture system representing farmers, farmworkers, food system workers, retailers, marketers, processors, manufacturers, and NGOs. Our mission is to promote and protect the integrity of Domestic Fair Trade Principles through education, marketing, advocacy, and endorsements. The Domestic Fair Trade Principles attempt to bring the principles of international fair trade, as expressed by organizations such as the World Fair Trade Organization and the Fair Trade Federation, into the domestic, regional, and local economic spheres.

On February 23rd from 5-7pm join WFTC members and Allies to engage with the DFTA and support the Edgewater, a stunning hotel on Seattle’s waterfront with a delicious Happy Hour menu and a good, union working environment.