About Fair Trade Hong Kong
Fair Trade Hong Kong (FTHK) was founded in January 2008 in Hong Kong, later incorporated into a private company limited by guarantee, and registered as a charitable organization in October 2010, is a not-for-profit organization that promotes Fair Trade. We are committed to establishing a Fair Trade economy to ensure producers in the developing world can receive their fair share of income, alleviate poverty, reduce inequality,and contribute to a sustainable future.
Oxfam Hong Kong first introduced fair trade concept to Hong Kong in 2002, and started the fair trade movement. Since the establishment of FTHK in 2008, it co-organized the 2nd Fair Trade Fair with Oxfam Hong Kong in Central Pier; and extended the event into Fair Trade Week in 2009.
In 2010, the annual flagship event has further extended into Fair Trade Fortnight, advocating fair trade to all walks of life and different sectors in Hong Kong. 2012 was a milestone for fair trade movement in Hong Kong, as FTHK officially joined Fairtrade International and became a Fairtrade Marketing Organization (FMO), in which it is authorized to promote and monitor the certification of Fairtrade products among Hong Kong, Macau and China.
Fair Trade movement relies on contributions from our stakeholders. The four lines in our logo represent the four key members in the supply chain, i.e. producers, brand owners, retailers and consumers. The development of FTHK also requires joint efforts from different sectors. The Four Dots in our logo stand for the four main interest groups supporting the movement, i.e. schools, business sectors, consumers and the government. FTHK strives to provide a strong connection up and down the supply chain, and to encourage stakeholders to embrace a sustainable development of our future.