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Fair Trade Gets A Fair Go - by Raine Dinale (LW2)

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Fair Trade – what is that? Ask the question and you’re bound

to get an answer. That is what Nick Savaidis did. While

working as a secondary teacher, he watched his students kicking

all manner of balls around the playground. This caused him to ask

the question – who made those balls?


Were they kids like his students? Not likely! The ones who made

those balls were possibly part of the estimated 280 million child

workers being paid a pitiful wage in the belief they are the lucky

ones.


Of course, you ask one question and it inevitably leads you to

another. What about their brightly coloured sneakers? What sort

of history do they have? Was the rubber used from plantations

that relied upon toxic pesticides in their production?

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First printed in Living Wisdom #2