Fair Trade Movement

Because of selective regional growth, the fair trade movement emphasizes the threats of the capitalist system to the well-being, independence, and pure existence of producers of raw materials in the global south. Hence, the fair trade movement encourages and establishes alternative trade circuits that ensure appropriate benefits for all the parties involved in the production and processing of goods along the commodity chain as well as the promotion of new social norms and moral values related to global justice and education of the buying public.

From its early beginnings in the post–World War II period, the idea of fair trade has reached global significance. Although officially labeled fair trade products only account for a small percentage of the world economic production in comparison with conventional ...

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