The Fairtrade system is one of the largest and most diverse global movements with thousands of relationships in over 90 countries. Fairtrade takes a holistic approach to sustainability focusing on improving people’s economic, social and environmental conditions for the long–term.
Fair Trade International: excellent site with information on many aspects of Fair Trade. Find out the need for Fair Trade in different product categories and read the latest news from around the world.
Fairtrade Australia & New Zealand: What is Fairtrade? How does it work? Links to Australian and New Zealand sites. Up to date news and data. Find out about switching school uniforms to those made from fairtrade cotton.
Fair Trade Association of Australia: examines issues surrounding the Fair Trade Movement in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific and includes frequently asked questions and a Fair Trade shopping guide. Education materials and posters are available to download.
Oxfam Australia: focuses on ethical trading and workers’ rights (such as the dangerous factory conditions in the clothing industry). Includes the latest news and an online shop for ethical products.
World Fair Trade Organization: current global information and news, definitions, codes of practice and Fair Trade Principles.
Fairtrade Foundation: definitions, facts and figures and interesting information on a range of Fairtrade products.
The home delivery service they never expected: 2 minute video.
Oxfam video clips which raise awareness of fair trade.
‘Planet Money makes a T-Shirt’ series shows how a simple T-shirt is made, detailing every step of production.
Outwork: A Vietnamese Refugee’s story: 2 minute excerpt from the film Heart On The Sleeve.
Simulation games for primary and secondary students: the Chocolate Trade Game, Paper Bag Game, Poverty Challenge, Trading Game and Trading Trainers – have fun and learn about Fair Trade at the same time.
Play the fair trade basket race.
The Luckiest Nut in the World: a video about free trade and subsidies.
Anna’s Shop (a presentation on the theme of Fair Trade) and other games and activities, show the consequences of shopping with Fair Trade in mind (or not).
You Are What You Buy: 9½ minute fair trade video.
After the Harvest: a 20 minute film that brings the day-to-day challenges of the thin months to life, in the voices of coffee farmers themselves.
Interactive map of Fair Trade producers: see the location of the Fair Trade producers across the world.
Fair Trade: a girl’s story from the Dominican Republic on cocoa production and the benefits of Fair Trade (7 min video).
AFTINET (Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network): send a letter to your MP (samples provided), food labelling for fair trade, and much more.
Oxfam Australia: sign a petition, shop, volunteer, campaign or fundraise, or just raise awareness – the opportunities are here.
Fair Trade Association: sign up for the newsletter, read the shopping guide, join or promote Fair Trade in your area.
Ethical Shopping Guide: download the app for shopping ethically (suitable for Mac and Android) and check out your purchases before buying.
Shop ethical!: let retailers know of unethical manufacturing – from chocolate to sportswear.
OTHER LEARNING RESOURCES
A Fairer World has posters, classroom activities, books, DVDs and web links on global issues such as fair trade. Contact us for a complete list of resources available free or on loan to members.