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What is fair trade and why is it important? [VIDEO]

A few weeks ago, I offered a free webinar called Fair trade 101: what is fair trade and why is it important? While the workshop was available to everyone in Canada, there may have been folks who didn’t hear about it. So for their reference, I’m posting this article along with an educational video on fair trade and why it matters. The video is the very same recorded webinar from that night. If you have other questions, please don’t hesitate to ask in the comments! Why does fair trade exist?…

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Fair trade vs free trade (conventional trade): what’s the difference?

If you start Googling fair trade, one of the first autofills is almost always “fair trade vs free trade.” These two things sound similar in name, so they cause some confusion. But fair trade and free trade (or conventional trade) are very different things. Today we’ll discuss why! I’ve already gone into detail about why fair trade and organic aren’t the same, but the simple question of fair trade vs free trade is one that I get all the time. And the answer is basically at the very heart of…

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May is Fairtrade Month in Canada!

Did you know that May is Fairtrade Month in Canada? Well, I guess the title gave that part away… But what you may not know so well is what Fairtrade Month actually is. I’m here to clear all of that up! I’m going to discuss not only the what of Fairtrade Month (in Canada), but also the who and the why. What is Fairtrade Month (in Canada)? Fairtrade Month is a little different in Canada than elsewhere. In fact, in other places, it’s a fortnight rather than a month! (Looking…

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Fair trade vs organic mango and avocado
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Fair trade vs organic: what’s the difference?

The fair trade vs organic question is a common one. Consumers are more conscious than ever about their purchases, which is a great—and also sometimes confusing—thing! While fair trade and organic are movements that have a relationship with one another, one is no more the same as the other than a person is the same as their partner. Sure, there are some common interests, but they’ve still got their own strengths! Many fair trade products are also organic, and as such, some organic products are also fair trade. But the…

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