["Power to the People" was originally published in the Summer/Fall 2013 edition of Fair Trade Magazine.]
BY RENEE BOWERS
Trading of ethically produced handmade goods is based on an idea that sits at the heart of fair trade: Relationships matter.
The connection-based structure of fair trade developed from the work of a few innovators who had a vision to alleviate poverty through the sale of traditional crafts. At this vision’s core was (and still is) the idea that trade...