Center for Fair & Alternative Trade
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.
Fair Trade Institute Website
Summer 2018. CFAT is very pleased to announce the launch of the newly updated Fair Trade Institute website, the world’s most comprehensive collection of fair trade publications and resources! CFAT Director Laura Raynolds and Graduate Student Assistant Nefratiri Weeks have led the website redesign, working over the past year in collaboration with Fair Trade Institute […]
CFAT projects & publications focus on local, national, & global market-based approaches to alleviating poverty & promoting sustainable development...
CFAT teams with graduate students in guiding individual research projects supported by related courses, seminars, & funding opportunities...
CFAT connects academic, policymaking, citizen, activist, business, & philanthropic communities through presentations, consultancies, & media forums...