fair trade

Signs of Fair Trade

 Consumers have access to more information about products of small farmers and artisans in the Global South than ever before. 
Fair Trade certification has evolved significantly over the last 25 years and helped to increase incomes in poor communities in many countries.
Fair Trade has been a leading force in the global sustainable development movement, notably in the formation of the ISEAL Alliance.

How Fair is Fair?

On March 17, 2015 a presentation on Fair Trade was made in the MSU Social Justice Lecture series. The speakers were Mark Hudson and Mara Fridell, sociologists from the University of Manitoba.

Their speaking at MSU was proposed by MAFTTI and facilitated by the Sociology Department and other interested on-campus entitities, both faculty and student-led.

The stimulus for the lecture was the publication in 2013 of "Fair Trade, Sustainability and Social Change" (Palgrave Macmillan). Mark Hudson and Mara Fridell shared in co-authoring this book.