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Fair Trade Around the World

A brief description of Fair Trade and what you can do to help the cause

Virginia Wardell

on 2 August 2013

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Fair Trade Around the World
According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary, Fair Trade by definition is a movement whose goal is to help producers in developing countries to get a fair price for their products so as to reduce poverty, provide for the ethical treatment of workers and farmers, and promote environmentally sustainable practices
So basically workers in factories and farms can receive fair wages and a safe environment to work in. But how does this at all affect us?
Fair Trade issues don't only exist or affect faraway places. We influence the very existence of sweat shops every time we buy a product in stores.
Just like Conrad, Mary and Leah, many people working in non-fair trade companies or farms suffer from low wages, dirty working environments, and sometimes injury from working conditions.
Some ways to help can be as easy as switching the brand of ice tea you buy to support the fair trade factories and farms. An even better way would be to tell your friends about it, or even write to your favorite celebrity about it.
After all, adoptions from Ethiopia rose dramatically after Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt adopted their child from Ethiopia.
Celebrities are incredibly powerful at influence. Why else would they be paid millions to endorse products?
Give it a try whether it is buying a new product or writing a letter. Anything that will spread the message will help.
Some celebrities already support the Fair Trade Cause like Annie Lennox, Bono, Hugh Jackman, Brad Pitt, Coldplay, Matt Damon, and U2.
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