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About Us

Fair Trade Forum-India (FTF-I) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting fair trade practices and principles across the Indian subcontinent. Established with a vision of fostering sustainable development, social equity, and environmental stewardship, FTF-I serves as a dynamic platform for collaboration, advocacy, and capacity-building within the fair trade movement.

At FTF-I, we believe in the power of fair trade to transform lives and communities, empowering marginalized producers and artisans to access fair wages, dignified working conditions, and growth opportunities. By championing fair trade values such as transparency, accountability, and respect, we strive to create a more just and inclusive economic landscape where every individual has the opportunity to thrive.

Our History

The Fair Trade Forum India (FTF-I) commenced operations in 1989 and traces its roots from the Global Fair Trade Movement of the 1960s.This movement is founded on the principle of creating economies where prices are directly correlated with production costs, ensuring fair and equitable market access for all producers.


Our mission is to advance the principles and practices of fair trade to promote equitable and sustainable development. We are dedicated to empowering marginalized producers and artisans, fostering social equity, and advocating for a more just and inclusive global trading system. Through education, advocacy, and collaboration, we strive to create positive impact, improve livelihoods, and uphold the dignity of individuals and communities across India. At FTF-I, we are committed to building a world where trade is fair, communities thrive, and every person has the opportunity to realize their full potential.


Our vision is to foster a world where fair trade principles are embraced, fostering sustainable livelihoods, social justice, and environmental responsibility. We strive to empower marginalized producers, promote social equity, and advocate for environmentally sustainable practices throughout the supply chain. By raising consumer awareness and promoting ethical consumption, we aim to create a more equitable and sustainable global economy that benefits producers, consumers, and the planet.