A look at why fair trade matters and how it makes a difference to lives all over the world
Fair Trade First explores what fair trade is, how it helps people and why we should all support it
It looks at fair trade products, from bananas to footballs, and where and how they are made, bringing the processes to life with carefully selected case studies and quotes from farmers and producers who have been helped by the Fairtrade Foundation. As a topic, it ties in with themes that really resonate today, such as conscious consumerism, product sustainability and climate change.
The book also contains practical suggestions for how readers can help support fair trade initiatives, as well as some fun recipes to try at home.
The text has been reviewed by the Fairtrade Foundation, and they have also supplied many of the images used in the book.
Perfect reading for children aged 9 and up.
What is fair trade?
A Fairtrade story: chocolate
A Fairtrade story: bananas
A Fairtrade story: coffee
A Fairtrade story: tea
A Fairtrade story: sugar
A Fairtrade story: cotton
More Fairtrade products
Questions and answers
Glossary and further information
Sarah Ridley has an enduring interest in history, the natural world and many other topics which has made her work as an editor and writer of children's information books endlessly fascinating. Some of her books have been shortlisted or longlisted for information book awards, including Dear Jelly Family Letters from the First World War and Suffragettes and the Fight for the Vote. Sarah lives in Colchester with her husband and her student daughter's guinea pigs.