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. “Advancing Social and Environmental Sustainability through Fairtrade.” Poster prepared for School of Global Environmental Sustainability Virtual Showcase, May, 2020.

  • Raynolds, Laura.“Bolstering Labor Rights in Global Production Networks: Fairtrade International Certification in Theory and Practice." Paper presented at Fairtrade International Symposium, Portsmouth, UK, June 26-28, 2018.

  • Raynolds, Laura. “State of the Art in Research on Global Production.” Invited plenary presentation, Conference on Global Production, National University of Singapore, Dec 6-8.

Archive of presentations...


Recent Media:

◊ Fairtrade International. Fair Trade Expert Interview on Certified Flowers.” Fairtrade News. February 2021.

◊ Raynolds, Laura. “Fair Trade Expert Interview on Certified Flowers.” February 2011.

◊ Raynolds, Laura. "Fair Trade Movement, Markets, and Research." Digital Development Debates. December 2010.

◊ Rogers, Heather. “Sweet and Lowdown: Would you like some deforestation with your organic sugar? Sure, say Big Organic and the feds.” Mother Jones, May/June 2010.

Archive of CFAT in the Press...