SEOUL, May 28 (Korea Bizwire) — High school students in Seoul have introduced a ‘fair trade vending machine’ that sells chocolates, dried fruits, and other products sourced through fair trade.
Members of a student club at Seoul High School in Seoul’s Seocho District, were responsible for introducing the vending machine.
“This is South Korea’s very first fair trade vending machine to be installed inside a school,” said Lim Jae-won, head of the student club.
“We plan to operate the vending machine until June 8 and write a report on what other students think about fair trade.”
FINE, an global association of fair trade organizations, explains that fair trade contributes to sustainable development by offering better opportunities to producers and laborers ostracized from economic development, and protecting their rights.
Fair trade organizations purchase goods produced in underdeveloped nations at a ‘proper price’ to help them develop.
Fair trade is spreading throughout South Korea as increasing number of South Koreans are opting for ‘good consumption’.
Lina Jang (firstname.lastname@example.org)