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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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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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