Center for Fair & Alternative Trade

Colorado State University


CFAT directors, associates, and research assistants regularly do consultancies for the public and private sector, collaborate in new fair and alternative trade initiatives, and provide technical assistance. View a list of our recent projects...


The CFAT team is providing technical support for a soon-to-be launched independent, community-based initiative – the Conscious Consumer Trust – a think tank dedicated to the promotion of social equity both locally and globally...


Recent presentations:

◊Raynolds, Laura. “Fair Trade Research and Practice: Past, Present, and Future.” Invited Keynote Speaker, Fair Trade International Symposium, Milan, Italy. May 29, 2015.

◊Raynolds, Laura. “Fair Trade: Can Certification Improve Global Labor Standards & Worker Rights?” Paper presented at Fair Trade International Symposium, Milan, Italy. May 28-30, 2015.

◊Raynolds, Laura. “Fair Trade: Challenges in Improving Labor Standards and Labor Rights in the Flower Sector.” Paper presented at the Sociology of Development, Annual Conference, Providence, RI, March 13-15, 2015.

Archive of presentations...