from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Trade that conforms to a fair-trade agreement.

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  • n. A system of trading promoting more equitable global trade, especially to sellers and producers in poorer areas, but also to the environment.

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  • n. trade that satisfies certain criteria on the supply chain of the goods involved, usually including fair payment for producers; often with other social and environmental considerations
  • n. trade that is conducted legally


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  • Ringing Mountain Imports organic and fair trade wool Tibetan rugs

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  • A very fair trade was done; and, in fact, some of the books he printed were important: Villemain's


  • There are many excellent groups that focus on the quality of the goods we consume—fighting for fair trade chocolate over slavery chocolate, for example, or organic cotton clothing over conventional toxic cotton or PVC-free kids toys.



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