Will trade ever be fair?

Surely the fact that farmers and workers in plantations and factories across the developing world are fairly rewarded for their product and labour should be supported.

Fairtrade Ireland reports that:

“Irish consumers spent an estimated €197 million on Fairtrade certified products in 2013, an increase of 13 per cent on 2012. Particularly noteworthy in 2013 was growth of over 20% in sales of Fairtrade certified bananas and over 14 per cent in Fairtrade certified coffee.”

But is fairtrade really THE answer in an unfair trading system?

developmenteducation.ie resident cartoonist Brick has penned cartoons on fairtrade and unfairtrade for quite some time. Here, we present six of them.

Note: wondering how to use cartoons for workshop groups or in educational settings for human rights and development education? See the using cartoons guide .