The Journal of Fair Trade Vol 3 Iss 2, Open Access and the Inaugural Meeting of the Journal of Fair Trade Society
Four years since launching, we’ve transitioned to Open Access, here within ScienceOpen Collection, and are developing a new structure -a Fair Trade Society - to guide and support the Journal of Fair Trade in coming years. As members and supporters with a shared passion for Fair Trade you are invited to register here for the Inaugural Meeting of the Journal of Fair Trade Society on the 3rd Novembers, 3- 5pm https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/journal-of-fair-trade-online-strategy-meeting-november-3rd-2022-tickets-379688487487 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.
Within JoFT 3.2 the opening article “Systems, solidarity and fair trade" by co-authors Tony Brauer, Maria Angela Zamora Chaves and Mike King states that Fair Trade speaks for itself, but a theoretical voice is needed. Systems thinking shows limitations of free trade & how fair trade offers holistic socio-economic support for social justice &sustainability.
Within her article author Bama Athreya addresses the question "Can Fashion Ever be Fair?" and notes how Amazon is already the single largest, single vendor of apparel in the USA. She reflects how "Equity inherently and by definition redistributes wealth and rebalances power".
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