Center for Fair & Alternative Trade

Colorado State University
CFAT

CFAT Mission

To provide objective and in-depth analysis of market-based social change that supports the growth of the conscious consumer economy in the 21st century.

CFAT is a multidisciplinary research center. Rather than engaging in advocacy, we seek to advance the quest for social justice and sustainability by providing critical and scholarly studies of fair trade, alternative trade, product certification, worker rights, and other promising initiatives.

News

Fair Trade Handbook

Summer 2014. CFAT announces Handbook of Research on Fair Trade (2015). The first of its kind, this volume will provide a synthetic overview and guide to cutting edge research, theory, and debates. Laura Raynolds and Elizabeth Bennett (eds) assemble 30 chapters by the world’s foremost fair trade scholars…

Research

Research

CFAT projects & publications focus on local, national, & global market-based approaches to alleviating poverty & promoting sustainable development...

Education

Education

CFAT teams with graduate students in guiding individual research projects supported by related courses, seminars, & funding opportunities...

Outreach

Outreach

CFAT connects academic, policymaking, citizen, activist, business, & philanthropic communities through presentations, consultancies, & media forums...