New Internationalist 322 April 2000
The fair-trade movement began with craft and
'solidarity' products - like Nicaraguan coffee. In recent
years food products sold through conventional retail outlets have
increased in importance. Fair trade in industrially manufactured
products, like toys or footwear, has yet to begin.
Sales 1998-99: $138 million
Multinational corporations are responsible for
two-thirds of world trade – and half of this is between
different parts of the same corporation.
Terms of trade
1 FLO Information no 1, October 1999.