Friday, April 26, 2013
Saturday, April 13, 2013
While we all can recognize and identify with ideals behind the Fairtrade mark, how is it really helping make the world we live in a better place for everyone?
The Guide to Fairtrade 2013 by Blue and Green Tomorrow, includes polarizing answers to the question.
Read the articles; 'Fairtrade is a unique model for change' by Martine Parry and equally thought provoking article 'FairTade cannot change the existing trade regime.' by Dr Sushil Mohan.
Posted by Fair Trade Group WA at 12:47 AM
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Photo Credits: http://www.fta.org.au
The University of Western Australia (UWA) has been recognised as a Fair Trade University by the Fair Trade Association of Australia and New Zealand. This endorsement recognises the university’s commitment to Fair Trade, a system based on international principles that ensure that more vulnerable small producers and farmers get better terms of trade. It is a powerful alternative to the dominant free trade system which ignores the smaller, vulnerable traders of the world.
Read the rest of this article here.
Posted by Fair Trade Group WA at 12:58 AM
Friday, January 18, 2013
Photo credit: www.fairtrade.com.au
Daniel Mackey writes about the ideals that Fair trade was built upon and the recent developments in the Fair Trade universe. Click here to read the full article from Fair Trade Australia New Zealand blog.
Friday, January 11, 2013
Image: Not For Sale Campaign Blog
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Friday, December 28, 2012
Michèle A’Court, comedian from New Zeland, writes about her trip to Papua New Guinea and Fairtrade.
For many years, I’ve been an ideological supporter of the Fairtrade concept – it has always made tremendous sense to me that the person who creates the work should get a fair share of the money that is made from it so they can make a decent living.
It’s something I care about probably because of my own experience as a worker. As a comedian, I try to arrange things so that middle-men (producers, promoters, advertisers, venue owners) don’t take such a huge share of a show’s ticket price that I only end up with a tiny part of what an audience member was prepared to pay to see my work.
Posted by Fair Trade Group WA at 10:27 PM