The Resource Groundchange : the story of Trade Aid, Sally Blundell

Groundchange : the story of Trade Aid, Sally Blundell

Label
Groundchange : the story of Trade Aid
Title
Groundchange
Title remainder
the story of Trade Aid
Statement of responsibility
Sally Blundell
Title variation
Ground change
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The local Trade Aid store has become a ubiquitous feature in the New Zealand high street. Its story, however, is the largely untold history of the founders of Trade Aid, New Zealand couple Vi and Richard Cottrell, who travelled to India to work with Tibetan refugees in the 1970s. It also covers the development of fair trade, the rise of political activism in this country and the establishment of a business model now respected across the globe. Groundchange traces Trade Aid from its inception as a small idealistic enterprise that aimed to provide market access to the world's poor, to a group of 28 shops throughout New Zealand that has engaged thousands of New Zealanders as staff, volunteers and customers. This movement has changed the lives of farmers and artisans in poor, often remote regions throughout the developing world. In shining a light on this vital chapter of New Zealand history this book explores the development of a home-grown trading model based on long-term partnership, fairness, transparency and commitment. Such a model appears to make little business sense, but has succeeded in empowering farmer and artisan co-operatives to break free from a generational cycle of poverty to fulfill goals that they, and not some foreign authority, have determined for themselves and their communities
Cataloging source
NZNB
Dewey number
338.919301724
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Groundchange : the story of Trade Aid, Sally Blundell
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Groundchange : the story of Trade Aid, Sally Blundell
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Trading for change -- 1. Proceed to India -- 2. To market -- 3. Why craft? -- 4. Leaves and beans -- 5. Partners in trade -- 6. The fairness of trade -- 7. Labels, loans and unlevel playing fields -- Conclusion: The road ahead
Control code
14939551
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Dimensions
24 cm
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Extent
156 pages
Isbn
9781877517488
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour), portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a1990212
  • (NLNZils)1613852

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