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Celebrate World Fair Trade Day, May 14, 2022

WorldCrafts, a compassion ministry of national WMU, develops sustainable, fair-trade businesses among impoverished artisans. Our vision is to offer an income with dignity and the hope of everlasting life to every person on earth.

WorldCrafts is making a global impact in the lives of countless artisans—such as a refugee woman in Clarkston, Georgia; a widowed artisan in northern Thailand; a sex trafficking survivor in the Dominican Republic; and a woman earning an income with dignity in India.


WorldCrafts requires all groups to abide by six fair-trade principles:

    • Prevent human suffering by offering economic opportunities to impoverished and marginalized artisans.
    • Promote authentic and accountable relationships where partners engage in open communication and ethical business practices.
    • Pay fair wages promptly. Affirm the worth and dignity of all workers with equitable distribution of compensation.
    • Protect the welfare of workers. Ensure working conditions are free from all forms of abuse, persecution, and harassment.
    • Prohibit child labor, child exploitation, and child trafficking.
    • Produce products from sustainable materials while working to reduce waste through remanufacturing, reuse, and recycling when possible. 

World Fair Trade Day is Saturday, May 14, 2022. Here are some ways you can celebrate WorldCrafts on this special day:

    • Pray for WorldCrafts artisans around the world using the WorldCrafts prayer calendars.
    • Share WorldCrafts with your family and friends by setting up a display, hosting a WorldCrafts market, or teaching others about WorldCrafts. Use our free resources available at
    • Shop WorldCrafts products handmade by artisans around the world.

Thank you for your support of WorldCrafts artisans.