15 May '11, 10am

Celebrate World Fair Trade Day Today:

Celebrate World Fair Trade Day Today:

World of Good , the socially responsible marketplace that was acquired by eBay in 2010, recently took a trip down to Guatemala to visit some of its artisan suppliers and to get a better sense of the social and political climate in which they operate. I spoke with Siddharth Sanghvi, co-founder of World of Good, about the trip and some of the impacts of fair trade -- and since today, May 14, happens to be World Fair Trade Day , it's a good time to dig a little deeper into the topic. The World Fair Trade Organization, the group behind World Fair Trade Day, describes the day as "a global event to celebrate the achievements of Fair Trade and promote fairness in trading practices for the benefit of all." Fair trade improves livelihoods in some ways that are measurable, and some ways that are not. The boost to a family that is able to better feed, clothe, and care for itself is t...

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