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fair trade

noun

Definition of fair trade

  1. 1 :  trade in conformity with a fair-trade agreement

  2. 2 :  a movement whose goal is to help producers in developing countries to get a fair price for their products so as to reduce poverty, provide for the ethical treatment of workers and farmers, and promote environmentally sustainable practices



1932

First Known Use of fair trade

1932


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