WORLD FAIR TRADE ORGANIZATION (WFTO)
The WFTO holds a unique position in the ethical fashion space. While most standards are targeted at medium to large companies, the WFTO focuses on small artisan groups. For the most part, the WFTO holds the same principles as the ETI and GOTS however, their timeline to full implementation is a little more flexible. While many of their principles are mandatory from day one, others can be achieved after a certain time period. They also have continuous improvement principles that are meant to be continuously improved upon until achieved. We cite those time frames in our research. We should note, the standard is not exclusively for small artisan groups but the unique progression to reaching full compliance has made it more advantageous to small artisan groups.