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Fair Trade

This guide provides in introduction to Fair Trade.

Welcome to the Fair Trade Research Guide from Penn State University Libraries. This guide provides an introduction to fair trade topics and suggestions for a variety of resources to help you get started researching the Fair Trade Movement. The goal of Fair Trade is to shift global supply chains to provide living wages and better work conditions for producers in developing and newly industrialized countries. 


10 Principles of Fair Trade from the World Fair Trade Organization: 1. Opportunities for Disadvantaged Producers 2. Transparency & Accountability 3. Fair Trade Practices 4. Fair Payment 5. No Child Labour, No Forced Labour 6. No Discrimination, Gender Equity, Freedom of Association 7. Good Working Conditions 8. Capacity Building 9. Promote Fair Trade 10. Respect for the Environment

The 10 Principles of Fair Trade from the World Fair Trade Organization