Why You Need Fair Trade (even if you have fair wages)


Tengeru market near Arusha, Tanzania

Tengeru market near Arusha, Tanzania

Right now the West dominates world trade and many people in other parts of the world are exploited to meet needs in this market.

If we accept this as a model for trade, then there is nothing stopping the coin flipping and other markets – such as China – becoming the main market and Western workers being exploited to service that market.

The only way to ensure that you will continue to be paid a fair wage for your work, is to ensure (while you are lucky enough to have the power to do so) that everybody is paid a fair wage, regardless of where they live.