Monday, December 06, 2010
Last summer Jeff Goldman of Fair Trade Resource Network, and I, had a chance to tape an episode of the cable show Fresh Outlook. It aired this weekend, and while I was disappointed we weren't able to steer our host clear of the somewhat worn-out "free" vs. "fair" trade debate, I do think the episode offers some useful dialogue about why Fair Trade is important.
You can view the episode here.
The episode also provides a nice glimpse of the Think Coffee coffee shop in New York City. They have a special place in my heart as the location where the NYC Fair Trade Coalition hosted the official launch of my book a couple years back. Check out the contrast between Think's "Fair Trade" commitments to the perspective of Cafe Grumpy, which is more enamored of "direct trade."