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.

Four years since launching, we’ve transitioned to Open Access, here within our ScienceOpen Collection, and are developing a new structure -the Fair Trade Journal Society - to guide and support the Journal of Fair Trade in coming years.

All current members and public supporters with a shared passion for Fair Trade are invited to register here for our Inaugural Journal of Fair Trade Society Meeting on 3rd November, 3- 5pm, when we will commence working together, with new leading positions on the Advisory Board and working groups, to build a new and inspired voice for Fair Trade and become an international thinking and learning community.

Join us: launch of the Journal of Fair Trade!

Your Fair Trade Society donation give support!

We've been going since 2019. Since January 2021 the Journal of Fair Trade has been transitioned to Open Access.

Through your generous donations the Fair Trade Society will support the transition of the Journal of Fair Trade to Open Access (OA) which gives reading access to anyone, anywhere for free. Through membership subscription and donation support we will continue to support, build on and promote our OA status. 

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.

See all of our the Journal of Fair Trade publications to date here

Join us and help shape the future. By joining us you support and help shape the Fair Trade Society and the Journal of Fair Trade which is owned and run by this Society. To find out more on membership click here.

Click here to see details. join as a member of the Fair Trade Society to access all editions of the Journal of Fair Trade and begin the debate in our Fair Trade Forum.

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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