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Fair Trade at Duquesne

Duquesne Fair Trade Week 2017 (Date TBA)

What is Fair Trade?  

Fair Trade is an economic partnership based on dialogue, transparency, and respect.
At its heart, Fair Trade is about building respectful, enduring relationships and giving global market access to producers in developing countries.
Fair Trade embodies a certain set of criteria that are included but not limited to:

  • Paying a fair wage in the local context.
  • Offering employees opportunities for advancement.
  • Providing equal emplyment opportunities for all people, particularly the most disadvantaged.
  • Engaging in environmentally sustainable practices.
  • Being open to public accountability.
  • Building long-term relationships.
  • Providing healthy and safe working conditions within the local context.
  • Providing financial aid and technical assistance to producers whenever possible.

Information taken from www.fairtradefederation.org

Why should we promote Fair Trade at Duquesne?  

As a Catholic Spiritan Institution we are called by our faith to support the ideals of Human Dignity, Solidarity, Subsidiary, Preferential Option for the Poor and Marginalized and other tenets of Catholic Social Teaching, in order to promote a more just and fair society.

"Solidarity is not just a feeling of vague compassion or shallow distress at the misfortunes of so many people, both near and far. On the contrary, it is a firm and preserving determination to commit oneself to the common good." ~ Economic Justice for All


Fair Trade week is an annual event filled with awareness activities, local Fair Trade Vendors, and movie screenings. To be part of Fair Trade Education and Awareness at Duquesne, Contact Kate Lecci at leccik@duq.edu.

For more information about Fair Trade visit the following links

Download Fair Trade Info!




Duquesne Students for Fair Trade - The Blog

Student committee working together to spread Fair Trade Awareness on Duquesne University's campus.

Working in collaboration with Spiritan Campus Ministry, Catholic Relief Services, and campus partners.