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  • Worker with cotton

    Spare a thought for countless faceless farmers and workers making your clothes

    24 April 2017 by Subindu Garkhel

    Subindu Garkhel, cotton manager at the Fairtrade Foundation, reflects on changes from home sewn clothes to the modern fashion industry, and the complex issues of transparency along the chain.

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  • India

    Meet Shiv - a Fairtrade cotton farmer

    21 April 2016 by Shiv Narayan Patidar

    Cotton is the world’s oldest commercial crop and one of the most important fibre crops in the global fashion industry. Despite this, cotton farmers wield little power of influence in the long supply chain, facing challenges ranging from poor prices to climate change. Fairtrade cotton was launched in 2005 to improve the livelihoods of impoverished cotton farmers. Meet one of them: Shiv Narayan Patidar.

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  • Imran

    Introducing the people behind People Tree

    24 April 2015 by Anna Galandzij, Fairtrade Foundation

    As millions of people across 71 countries are this week asking brands #whomademyclothes, the UK-based brand People Tree are introducing some of the people behind their Fair Trade tees, dresses and jumpers.

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