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Champa Majhi is putting the compost fertilizer in the cotton farm land at village Kubri in Lanjigarh of Bhawanipatna, Orissa, India

Fairtrade pilots additional income for organic cotton farmers

A new Fairtrade pilot will pay an extra sum of money on top of the market price to Fairtrade organic…

3 min read | October 21, 2021

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Textile worker working at Armstrong India

From Rana Plaza to a sustainable fashion future

A Q&A with Fairtrade’s Senior Cotton and Textiles Lead, Subindu Garkhel.

4 min read | April 27, 2021

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Farmers in Kyrgyzstan sort through freshly picked cotton

Don’t forget cotton farmers during the Coronavirus pandemic Fairtrade warns the fashion industry

As the world faces the Coronavirus pandemic as one, we at Fairtrade are focusing on how the rapidly evolving crisis is affecting the farmers and workers who produce many of our favourite goods, including our most treasured outfits and our everyday clothes.

3 min read | April 22, 2020

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When will fashion brands pay workers a living wage

Over the last few years we’ve seen more people asking ‘Who Made My Clothes’ and with increased pressure from the consumer and civil society, it’s not a surprise that there is more investigation into the wages of garment workers in factories, and those who grow the raw products, like cotton. But has there been much action?

2 min read | April 25, 2019

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Pratima Organic Growers women's group

Why You Should Care About Sustainable Fashion

Only a tiny percentage of the money we pay for clothes ends up in the hands of those who made them. The fashion industry is notorious for exploiting it’s garment workers and cotton farmers who are often left invisible at the end of a long and complex supply chain.

4 min read | April 23, 2019

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Cotton farmer picking cotton boll

Top 10 Facts about Fairtrade Cotton

Cotton is the world’s oldest commercial crop and is grown in more than 100 countries. How much do you know about this fibre and the people who produce it?

5 min read | January 14, 2019

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