A TED Talk on Fair Trade cell phones can be found here.
OHIO BASED RESOURCES:
InterReligious Task Force on Central America
Founded in 1980, InterReligious Task Force on Central America (IRTF) focuses on education, advocacy, and action with the people of Central America and Colombia. Economic justice issues like fair trade are at the root of their work.
Fair Trade International
Fair Trade International is the organization that coordinates Fair trade labeling at an international level. From our offices, in Bonn, Germany, Fair Trade International sets international Fair trade standards, organizes support for producers around the world, develops global Fair trade strategy, and promotes trade justice internationally
Fair Trade USA
Fair Trade USA enables sustainable development and community empowerment by cultivating a more equitable global trade model that benefits farmers, workers, consumers, industry, and the earth. Fair Trade USA achieves their mission by certifying and promoting Fair Trade products.
Fair Trade Federation
The Fair Trade Federation (FTF) is the trade association that strengthens and promotes North American organizations fully committed to fair trade. The Federation is part of the global fair trade movement, building equitable and sustainable trading partnerships and creating opportunities to alleviate poverty.
Fair Trade Resource Network
The Fair Trade Resource Network is an information hub designed to grow the fair trade movement. Using the Fair Trade Resource Network, together we can create a market that values the people who make the food we eat and the goods we use.
Fair World Project
Fair World Project (FWP) is an independent campaign of the Organic Consumers Association which seeks to protect the use of the term “fair trade” in the marketplace, expand markets for authentic fair trade, educate consumers about key issues in trade and agriculture, advocate for policies leading to a just economy, and facilitate collaborative relationships to create true system change.
United Students for Fair Trade
United Students for Fair Trade is a grassroots network of students and youth working in solidarity with cooperative communities and workers to promote fair trade principles and models. The network works through running nationally coordinated campaigns and projects. The United Students for Fair Trade also supports local initiatives and solidarity campaigns with partner organizations. Some of this work includes partnering with fair trade cooperatives, coalition building with other related organizations, shifting campus supply chains to fair trade sources, or fighting free trade policies that encourage exploitation and growing corporate power.
World Fair Trade Organization
The World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO) is a global network of organizations representing the Fair Trade supply chain. Membership of WFTO provides Fair Trade organizations with credibility and identity by way of an international guarantee system; a place of learning where you connect with like-minded people from around the world; tools and training to increase market access; a common voice that shouts out for Fair Trade.