It is time to reaffirm our commitment to the authentic Fair Trade movement that we have collectively built for 25 years in which small farmer co-operatives play a central and vital role. The corporate, plantation model put forth by TransFair/Fair Trade USA is not Fair Trade.
Please ask your friends and work colleagues to sign our public statement. They may sign as organizations and/or individuals.
For more information about the issues brewing in the Fair Trade world:
- Read Equal Exchange Co-Founder Rink Dickinson’s Analysis of Fair Trade
- Get a producer point of view
- Read statements from:
- Read a background summary of the evolution of the Fair Trade controversy
We remain engaged with small farmers and with the international Fair Trade system. We will keep you posted on events as they unfold.