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Introducing true trade: fair trade with complete transparency.

With most products you buy, at least 80% of the price goes to marketing and branding - convincing you that you need the product, and telling slick stories about the company's 'identity' and 'values'.

The whole process of production - the raw materials, the factory, and the workers who make the product - can account for less than 10% of the price you pay.

This expensive project of corporate branding has reshaped the global economy, replacing relationships between producers and consumers with relationships between consumers and brands. The producers, and the reality of their working conditions, have been disappeared.

It's time to change that.
At The Working World, we treat the middle man (us) as nothing more than a tool to connect human producers and human consumers. And everything on this site is made by people who run their own democratic businesses. This is a story we are writing together, in real time: the story of the solidarity economy.

With the expensive middlemen and their overpriced hype gone, we can cut the price in half. And for everything you buy, you'll see exactly where the money goes: the vast majority of it straight into the pockets of the people who make the products.

Meet the people behind what you buy.
Share the alter-globalization of true trade with a friend.
Change the equation.

USA: 228 Park Ave S / New York, NY - 10003 / Tel: +1-646-257-4144
Argentina: Talcahuano 215, 1B / 1013 - Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires / Tel: (+54-11) 4382-1520
Nicaragua: De Iglesia Recolección 3 cuadras al este, Casa #426 / Leon / Tel: +505-2311-4362
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