About us


The Journal of Fair Trade is a new independent academic journal launched by the Fair Trade Society.
The Journal of Fair Trade is published by Pluto Journals.

2 The Fair Trade Society is a membership organisation .

The Journal of Fair Trade is managed by the Editor-in-Chief and the Journal Manager, with support from the Editorial and Advisory Boards.

3 The Fair Trade Society is supported by the Pluto Educational Trust.

The Pluto Educational Trust is a registered charity (1136616).



The Journal of Fair Trade is a new international journal launched to reclaim the best practices and values that contribute to mutuality and fairness in trade. The Journal aims to be a source of the leading research on Fair Trade. The Fair Trade Society provides a forum and funnel for new work, ideas and lively debate and supports the Journal of Fair Trade.


The concept of Fair Trade for this Journal includes certification systems and all efforts to ensure that trade is fair for all. The founders of this Journal want to encompass the full range of interests and voices that need to be heard on these issues.


The Journal provides a space for discussion of ever-changing approaches to making the world a more just place through business and trade. Unafraid to be outspoken, the goal of the Journal is to catalyse significant improvements in the way all types of trade deliver social and environmental justice.


With support from the Fair Trade Society, the Journal will publish independent academic work, briefings and articles. It will promote new voices and experiences from cooperatives, producer organisations and practitioners, as well as Fair Trade businesses and corporations striving to be responsible global citizens. It aims to provide a much-needed independent platform to analyse and share insights on both practice and theory. The Journal of Fair Trade will be an invaluable resource for business leaders, charities and academics committed to securing sustainability and fairness in supply chains throughout the world.

Editorial Board

The Fair Trade Society is recruiting. Please get in touch if you would be interested in joining the Editorial Board.