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What is a Maquiladora?

The term “maquiladora” has been equated with “sweatshop.” It is a place where workers get no respect, where they are treated like machines not humans, where they often have to  use toxic chemicals without proper safety gear.  The chemicals or … Continue reading

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Thomas Friedman, The World is Flat

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Resources for Buying Fair Trade

World Shoppe TransFair USA FairTrade.org (UK) Shop Globally, Shop Fairly at Mercado Global (Global MarketPlace) Handmade Fair Trade Products CO-OP America, The Green Pages GLOBAL EXCHANGE: The Fair Trade Store Online OXFAM International and Fair Trade Fair Trade Certified – … Continue reading

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