The Fair Trade Revolution

The Fair Trade Revolution

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From Sainsbury's to Cadbury's, the Fair Trade campaign made sustainability a cornerstone for food conglomerates. Built around the experiences and perspectives the key individuals who kick-started the social movement, this book examines the challenges ahead now that Fair Trade has 'gone mainstream'. Fair Trade has come a long way in the last 20 years, celebrating one of the most successful social movements; the authors set their sights on their next goals. Emphasising the importance of ensuring that farmers and other producers remain the main beneficiaries; examining the tensions between large and small operators; the impact of a recession; changing environmental policy; and the danger of large operators embracing Fair Trade as a marketing exercise, rather than a practice: some of the leading lights of the Fair Trade movement assess Fair Trade's future. With chapters from Executive Director of the Fairtrade Foundation Harriet Lamb, and the founder of the first Fair Trade Town, Bruce Crowther, this book will inspire activists and consumers to keep making fair choices.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 18mm | 299.37g
  • PLUTO PRESS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • w. 16 col. photos
  • 0745330789
  • 9780745330785
  • 451,738

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'Provides an insightful and important analysis of the development of the Fair Trade movement world wide, built around the experiences and perspectives of several of the key individuals who led the way' -- Mary Robinson, from the foreword 'Fairtrade has brought considerable benefits to millions of the poor, but is still in its infancy. This highly readable account will help Fairtrade to grow and for the benefits to spread to millions more' -- John Madeley, co-author 50 Reasons to Buy Fair Tradeshow more

About John Bowes

John Bowes is chairman of Twin, a producer-owned membership organisation dedicated to developing the fair trade supply chain for coffee, nuts, cocoa, sugar and fruit farmers. He previously worked for the Co-operative Group, where he was responsible for all of their ground breaking initiatives on Fair Trade. These included being the first retailer to stock Cafe Direct coffee, the first to introduce an own brand Fair Trade product and the first to import Fair Trade bananas into the UK.show more

Table of contents

Foreword Contributors Introduction 1. A Brilliant Idea by John Bowes PART 1 - PRODUCERS 2. The Impact of Fairtrade by Harriet Lamb 3. Rachel's Blog by Rachel Archer 4. The Road to Freedom by Pedro Haslam and Nicholas Hoskyns 5. Heroes and Demons by Jeroen Kroezen PART II - CONSUMERS 6. Campaigning for Justice by Joe Human and Bruce Crowther 7. A Glass and a Half Full by David Croft and Alex Cole 8. Honesty Openness and Social Responsibility by John Bowes 9. Banana Breakthrough by Matt North PART III - FUTURE CHALLENGES 10. The Greatest Challenge by Jonathan Rosenthal 11. Tricky Waters by Tomy Mathew 12. Scale without Compromise by Harriet Lamb 13. Raising the Bar or Redirecting the Flood by Robin Murray 14. When the Rain Stops by John Bowes Notes on Contributors Indexshow more

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