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fair trade

noun
1.
trade carried on under a fair-trade agreement.
Origin
1715-1725
1715-25

fair-trade

[fair-treyd] /ˈfɛərˈtreɪd/
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
Related forms
fair-trader, noun
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Examples from the web for fair-trade
  • 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.
  • Replace the office coffee with a fair-trade, shade-grown or organic version.
  • 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.
  • There's also mixed evidence on the effectiveness of fair-trade products at spreading the wealth.
  • Multinationals are now seen as tools, via fair-trade regulations, to sort out the evils of third-world poverty.
  • Give bridesmaids and groomsmen useful items such as cosmetics, wine or fair-trade coffee.
British Dictionary definitions for fair-trade

fair trade

noun
1.
  1. the practice of directly benefiting producers in the developing world by buying straight from them at a guaranteed price
  2. (as modifier): fair-trade coffee
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