Campus Ministry

Fair Trade

transfair-usa-logo2What is Fair Trade?

Fair Trade is a system of exchange that honors producers, communities, consumers, and the environment. It is a model for the global economy rooted in people-to-people connections, justice, and sustainability. Fair Trade ensures prompt and fairly paid wages to farmers as well as safe working conditions. Learn more here.

John Carroll University supports the fair trade movement by offering opportunities to support and learn about fair trade including:

  • Selling Equal Exchange Tea & Coffee to our campus community
  • Supporting the Fair Trade Teach-In & Expo
  • Offering an Immersion Experience in Nicaragua. The experience is focused on developing an understanding of the impact that trade has on the people of Nicaragua, especially the poor. The group will analyze trade from various perspectives in the coffee and apparel industries.