Fair Trade: A Growing Presence

Fair Trade is a easy way to give gifts to loved ones and help working poor families around the world. If you’re looking for gifts you won’t find on department store shelves, check out the CRS Fair Trade web site and blog.

The Fair Trade Federation estimates that fair trade accounts for just .01 percent of the $3.6 trillion in goods exchanged around the world.

The GLOBAL Fair Trade marketplace doubled from 2005 to 2006 to $2.6 billion dollars.

Here in the States Fair Trade Certified product imports into the U.S. have grown at an average annual rate of 76 percent over the last five years (source: TransFair USA).

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One Response to “Fair Trade: A Growing Presence”

  1. Patrick Dodd Says:

    Its also nice to see that despite the credit crunch and downturn in the economy that the purchase of Fairtrade products has not diminished.

    Cheers,

    Patrick Dodd
    Marketing Manager, Shared Interest

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