Fairtrade, organic cotton basics
Started 2008. Off the rack or custom design mens, womens and childrens apparel and bags made under fair trade working conditions using only sustainable or organic materials. To better the lives of the producers, the company re-invests all profits back to the communities who create the products. Freeset, which is a business where women from human trafficking can get work and freedom, manufacture 95% of their products. Available in Australia at stockists in Victoria and online.
This company only uses GOTS certified organic cotton, and a 100% GOTS certified organic process for dyeing.
Source: Company website/ Product labels (2018)
A+ grade in the Baptist World Aid Australia's 'Ethical Fashion Report 2019', which grades companies, from A to F, on the strength of their systems to mitigate against the risks of forced labour, child labour and worker exploitation in their supply chains, as well as protect the environment from the harmful impacts of the fashion industry. Assessment criteria fall into five main categories: policies, transparency and traceability, auditing and supplier relationships, worker empowerment and environmental management.
Source: Baptist World Aid Australia (2019)
This company has made a public commitment to not use Uzbekistani cotton. (Uzbekistan is the world's fifth largest exporter of cotton and has for decades been criticised for using the forced labour of its schoolchildren to harvest that cotton by hand under appalling conditions. This practice is organised and controlled by the central government).
Source: 2015 Australian Fashion Report (2015)
This company sells Fairtrade Certified products.
Source: Fairtrade NZ (2019)
This company uses Freeset to manufacture 95% of its products. Freeset is a fair trade business offering employment to women trapped in Kolkata's sex trade, empowering them to leave work they never chose to do in the first place.
Source: Freeset (2014)
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