Cultivating An Authentic Fair Trade

Cultivating An Authentic Fair Trade

From Fair World Project, Fall 2013 By Chris Treter and Matt Earley Fair trade falls short when the relationships along the chain are reduced to simple “trading partnerships.” Trade is the vehicle for the relationship, but the road it travels…

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Fair Trade is Dead

Fair Trade is Dead

  Now dry that tear because I have some good news. Out of Fair Trade’s™ ashes there is already a movement to build something better and it is coming from the people who were virtually shut out of the old…

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What is “Fair”?

What is “Fair”?

Today I received a note from a good friend who has spent over a decade in the Fair Trade movement. When I say “Fair Trade” here I am making the assumption that you all know exactly what I mean. But…

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New Beginnings in El Salvador

New Beginnings in El Salvador

There’s something special about El Salvador–the history, the struggle, the per severance of the people, the edge…something that draws you in to this tiny country, like a strange addiction.  I caught the bug early on, after being sucked into the culture…

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