Bringing together individuals who share a passion for the future of Fair Trade.


Defining the practices delivering for the most vulnerable farmers, artisans and their families.


Independent academic work promoting all voices.


Championing practices and standards that make a difference.


Fair Trade, Ethical Business and Corporate Social Responsibility are the subject of thousands of articles, across many disciplines. The Journal of Fair Trade aims to be the source of leading research on Fair Trade.

The concept of Fair Trade for this Journal includes all efforts to ensure that trade is fair for all, encompassing all types of certification system.

We want to encompass the full range of interests and voices that need to be heard on these issues.

Fair Trade is at a crossroads. In these times of change in the movement, we won't be afraid to be outspoken, as the goal of the Journal is to catalyse significant improvements in the way all types of trade deliver social and environmental justice.

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Read what we are all about in this FREE DOWNLOAD of the Lead Article of Volume 1. Issue 1. "Who Cares About Fair Trade?"

Pauline Tiffen, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Fair Trade, and a pioneer of the movement, explains the rationale for launching the Fair Trade Society—a worldwide membership organisation and owner of the Journal of Fair Trade. She describes the complex but impactful story of the Fair Trade movement so far, while laying out the challenges we face, the relevance of Fair Trade and aspirations we should have for a fairer and environmentally safe global economy.

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Through your generous donations the Fair Trade Society aims to support the transition of the Journal of Fair Trade to Open Access (OA) which gives reading access to anyone, anywhere for free. The transition of the Journal of Fair Trade to Open Access took place on January 2021 and we will continue to work with subscription and donation support from Fair Trade Society members to build on and promote our OA status. 

OA status gives unlimited reach across readers and through the  Journal of Fair Trade publications we are keen not only to increase debate among academics and practitioners but to also engage students and those with a passion for rethinking and 'rebooting' of Fair Trade. 


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