An in-depth look at two decades of a movement that aims to challenge the ethical foundations of the global market. Transnational corporations look for the cheapest suppliers, while the fair trade movement insists on a premium for the producersat the start of the chain. Sally Blundell explores the origins of fair trade and what it is likely to become in the face of growing disparities between the principles and the practice.
Sally Blundell is a freelance journalist and writer in Christchurch, New Zealand. She has conducted research, interviews, and reports for Trade Aid, New Zealand’s largest fair trade organization, and has written a history of the Trade Aid Movement.
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