Resources on Fair Trade

WFTO values the academic works done in the field of Fair Trade. We have collated these with the intention to provide freely accessible information to everyone who is interested in learning more about Fair Trade and its impact on many different spheres. We use some relevant researches, especially impact studies, to inform us in our policy- and decision-making. However, the results, recommendations and opinions forwarded by authors do not necessarily reflect the official policy and position of the WFTO. We hope that sharing these resources will encourage more academic debates and further investigations on Fair Trade and relevant issues that could potentially result in information beneficial for WFTO, and the Fair Trade movement in general, to help us tackle current challenges and bring Fair Trade as a global solution, now and in the future.

If you know a relevant study not listed here and can be freely shared, please contact us. We’d be happy to add it on the list.

Grouped by topics and listed using title and the name of the author:

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FAST FASHION ISSUES

AGRICULTURE

Case Studies 

BANANAS

CHILD LABOUR

CLIMATE CHANGE

CLOTHING & APPAREL 

COCOA

Case Studies 

COFFEE

Case Studies

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

COTTON

ECONOMY

ETHICAL SUPPLY CHAIN

FAIR LABOUR

FAIR TRADE CERTIFICATION, STANDARDS AND LABELLING ISSUES

Case Studies

FAIR TRADE CONSUMER RESEARCH 

FAIR TRADE FACTS & FIGURES

FAIR TRADE IMPACT STUDIES & ARTICLES

FAIR TRADE MAINSTREAMING 

FAIR TRADE & ETHICAL CONSUMPTION 

Case Studies

FAIR TRADE & FOOD SECURITY

FAIR TRADE & POVERTY REDUCTION

FAIR TRADE & SUSTAINABILITY 

Case Studies

FAIR TRADE & TOURISM

FAIR TRADE RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

GENDER STUDIES

HANDICRAFTS

HISTORY OF THE FAIR TRADE MOVEMENT

POVERTY REDUCTION

Case Studies

SUGAR 

SUPPLY CHAIN ISSUES

SUSTAINABILITY & DEVELOPMENT

*RESEARCH IN OTHER LANGUAGES*

French

German

Spanish

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