I Shop Fair: Fairtrade Fast Becoming the Norm?
According to two reports by Fairtrade International (www.fairtrade.net) the number of Fairtrade certified goods is still still on the increase and there are no signs of it slowing down. Indeed from 2010 to 2011 there was a 10% increase in number of total fairtrade producer organizations worldwide and 13 % increase in number of total farmers and workers involved in fairtrade. The reports being cited in this article are:
1. Monitoring Report 2012, available on:
2. Let’s make Fairtrade the norm, available on:
Fairtrade brings many benefits to peope in developing countries. In the first report it was argued that “one of the ways in which Fairtrade contributes most strongly to rural development is by giving farmers and workers a unique opportunity to plan, design, and implement development projects for their communities through participatory decision-making processes“. However in order for fairtrade to become the norm more important person need to become involved in fair trade other that the producer, which of course is you, the consumer.