For all you Fair Trade skeptics, and for those of you who need some reaffirmation, I highly recommend perusing a recent photo essay
released by Foreign Policy magazine. The essay provides important insight into the state of child labor around the world, and sends a clear reminder that the alternative to Fair Trade is often grim, oppressive and dangerous.
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Thanks, Foreign Policy, for revealing the effects of the global recession on the world’s children, and for giving us a potent reminder that a purchase is not just a purchase.
When you buy Fair Trade, you’re giving a living wage to parents so children are sent to schools—not factories.