fair trade

noun
trade carried on under a fair-trade agreement.

Origin:
1715–25

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fair-trade

[fair-treyd] (formerly)
verb (used with object), fair-traded, fair-trading.
1.
to sell (a commodity) under a fair-trade agreement.
verb (used without object), fair-traded, fair-trading.
2.
to sell a commodity under a fair-trade agreement.
adjective
3.
subject to or resulting from a fair-trade agreement: fair-trade items; fair-trade prices.

Origin:
1940–45

fair-trader, noun
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fair trade
 
n
a.  the practice of directly benefiting producers in the developing world by buying straight from them at a guaranteed price
 b.  (as modifier): fair-trade coffee

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Example sentences
Serves only certified fair-trade organic coffee that's been roasted in small
  batches for better flavor.
Some of them have appeared at tour events bearing small packages of organic
  shade-grown fair-trade coffee.
The owner focuses on high quality, fair-trade products, which is always a bonus.
The on-site full-service bistro uses organic vegetables and herbs, free-range
  pork and beef and offers fair-trade coffee products.
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