Who: Fairtrade is a global movement with a strong and active presence in Canada, represented by Fairtrade Canada. Fairtrade is a movement for change that works directly with businesses, consumers and campaigners to make trade fair for farmers and workers. The international Fairtrade system represents the world’s largest and most recognized fair trade system. We are a global organization working to secure a better deal for farmers and workers. The Fairtrade certification system is rigorous, independent, and in-line with best-in-class certification practice.
How: FairTrade Canada approached Baytek with a common goal – they wanted to take back control of their web presence, but still have a cutting edge design. Simply put, they needed an open-source content management system (WordPress in this instance), but custom designed and developed to ensure their brand was being shown in the best light. Luckily, that is something we feel we do very well at Baytek. Our initial session was part discovery and part strategy – we learnt everything we could about FairTrade and their target audiences, and took all that knowledge into the website plan. We built the hierarchy of the information architecture from FairTrade’s project goals and marrying that with the needs of their users. With the strategy in hand, we set about creating a beautiful, responsive web design full of amazing content. We’re excited to share this new website to the rest of Canada and beyond!