- Jan 7, 2009 4:12 AM The Fair Trade screens in Pasadena on January 16th!
- Dec 7, 2008 9:20 AM Early December update from the filmmakers
- Oct 29, 2008 8:55 AM Screening in Long Beach
- Oct 19, 2008 10:21 AM Quick update on The Fair Trade movie
- Aug 21, 2008 8:07 PM Bend Film Festival
About me:Anti-Body. Even as Tamara becomes a successful activist for human rights and social justice causes, despair over her loss remains unabated. As she nears the deadline of her bargain, a trip to Africa allows her to visit the fair trade co-op from which Anti-Body buys its organic shea butter. There, she finds a surprising answer to what is required of her in exchange for a sustainable life.
Who I'd like to meet:You'd probably like to meet the filmmakers: Lauralee Farrer (director); Tamara Johnston McMahon; Grace Oh; Chris Min; Denise Klitsie; Jordan McMahon; Loren A. Roberts; Greg King; Travis Hardy; Rayne Roberts; and Tricia Harding. The design for this MySpace page is courtesy of designmyspace.org (code) and Hearken Creative (design).
- Status: Single
- Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
GeneralWhat is Fair Trade?..
Fair trade is an organized social movement which promotes equitable standards for international labor, environmentalism, and social policy in areas related to the production of Fair Trade labeled and unlabeled goods, which may range from handcrafts to agricultural commodities. The movement focuses in particular on exports from developing countries to developed countries.
Fair trade's strategic intent is to deliberately work with marginalized producers and workers in order to help them move from a position of vulnerability to security and economic self-sufficiency. It also aims at empowering them to become stakeholders in their own organizations and actively play a wider role in the global arena to achieve greater equity in international trade.
In 2005, fair trade certified sales were estimated at 1.1 billion Euros worldwide, a 37 % year-to-year increase. In October 2006, over 1.5 million disadvantaged producers worldwide were directly benefiting from fair trade while an additional 5 million benefited from fair trade funded infrastructure and community development projects.