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Growth of Fair Trade in Northeast Ohio

The Sound of Ideas
Thursday, October 7, 2010 at 9:00 am
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We’ve all seen goods on store shelves that claim to be the product of ‘fair trade.’ Among other things, this means the goods weren’t produced in sweatshops, the producers are making a decent wage and the goods are produced in an environmentally-friendly way. But are consumers getting good value when they buy fair-traded items? What if those items cost more than similar goods; what's the value in that? We'll examine the fair trade market in Northeast Ohio and discuss whether fair trade is an ideal worth pursuing, tomorrow at 9:00 a.m. on the Sound of Ideas.

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Jacqueline DeCarlo, author, Fair Trade: Beginner's Guide
Halle Butvin, founder, One Mango Tree
Julie Verdon, director, Ten Thousand Villages fair trade store
Lisa Dunn, owner, Revive Fair Trade Clothing

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