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One Year into the Fairtrade Textile Standard and Programme: An Update

26 April 2017

The Fairtrade Textile Standard and Programme were launched one year ago. Although certified products have not yet hit the shelves, Fairtrade and our partners have been working hard behind the scenes to achieve improvements in...

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New Study Finds Environmental and Social Footprint of Fairtrade Cotton to be Five Times Lower

22 April 2017

Unless cotton is farmed sustainably, its production leaves a heavy environmental and social toll which will affect its long term viability.

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Fairtrade Farmers and Workers continue to benefit from Growing Sales and Increased Fairtrade Premium Investments

11 April 2017

This week saw the official launch of the 8th edition of the Monitoring the Scope and Benefits of Fairtrade report by Fairtrade International, covering data from 2014-2015.

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We are Workers, Not Slaves: A Bangladeshi Woman’s Quest to Change the Fashion Industry

30 September 2016

In the wake of the latest tragic factory incident in Bangladesh, Fairtrade spoke to Nazma Akter, a garment worker about workers’ rights

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First Partners For Fairtrade Textile Standard and Programme

28 June 2016

The first textile manufacturers to sign up to the new Fairtrade Textile Standard have announced their commitment at the Ethical Fashion Show in Berlin. The Fairtrade approach is the first of its kind to cover people working...

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New Fairtrade Textile Standard and Programme Aim to Protect Workers in the Textile Industry

22 March 2016

Almost three years after the deadly collapse of the Rana Plaza textile factory in Bangladesh, little has changed for the workers themselves. The tragedy, which killed more than 1100 and injured 2500, sparked demands for better...

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Cotton Failing Millions of Farmers in Asia & Africa

23 April 2015

Cotton is one of the world’s most important crops in terms of land use after food grains and soy beans. But millions of small-scale cotton farmers are at the far end of a multi-billion dollar textile supply chain that leaves them...

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