50 Reasons to Buy Fair Trade

50 Reasons to Buy Fair Trade


By (author) Miles Litvinoff, By (author) John Madeley


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  • Publisher: PLUTO PRESS
  • Format: Paperback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 128mm x 194mm x 18mm | 322g
  • Publication date: 8 January 2007
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 074532584X
  • ISBN 13: 9780745325842
  • Sales rank: 373,522

Product description

This is a popular book about a key subject for liberally minded people every where. FT is a rapidly developing area of commerce and this book is intended to spur it on. It is presented with a highly accessible format, with short informative chapters. Fair Trade is a growing global movement. A huge range of Fair Trade good are now available in the shops. Why is Fair Trade so important? This book provides 50 reasons why everyone should buy fair trade. It's an inspiring account of how every consumer can play a part in saving lives and improving the way global trade operates. Did you know that buying Fair Trade: helps erradicate sweatshops; helps end child labour; helps end the debt burden on developing countries; ensures small-scale farmers can earn a living wage; and, supports and protects the environment. This book provides a critical guide to international trade and shows that Fair Trade presents a realistic and positive alternative for farmers and producers in developing countries. By improving schools, healthcare and working conditions, the Fair Trade movement has already saved lives and empowered whole communities. This book shows how every consumer can help make a difference in the fight to end poverty and inequality.

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Author information

Based in the UK, Miles Litvinoff and John Madeley have a long history of involvement in fair trade and the global justice movement. John has worked on poverty and trade issues with United Nations organisations in Geneva, New York and Rome.

Review quote

"A lively, accessible and inspiring survey of how fair trade is bringing new hope to poor producers around the world." Paul Chandler, Chief Executive, Traidcraft"

Table of contents

Foreword; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Back a system that benefits the poor; 2. Pay small-scale growers a fairer price; 3. Buy products you can trust; 4. Help producers believe in tomorrow; 5. Make trade more democratic; 6. Put a human face on development; 7. Ensure plantation workers earn a living wage; 8. Empower women and girls; 9. Enable people to eat; 10. Save a cotton farmer's life; 11. Be part of a growing global movement; 12. Say Nuts! to unfair trade; 13. Enjoy real quality, produced with pride; 14. Send a child to school; 15. Help make poverty history; 16. Make your town a fair trade town; 17. Shield small-scale growers from falling and erratic prices; 18. Give someone's health a boost; 19. Promote human rights; 20. Free child carpet workers; 21. Cut down the middlemen; 22. Drink to a better world; 23. Transform lives; 24. Give bad balls the boot; 25. Stamp out pesticide poisoning; 26. Travel with respect; 27. Support the environment [Be a friend of the Earth].