FAIR TRADE COTTON SAVES LIVES
“It’s been a hard road for cotton farmers, especially in India. Since 2002, close to 300,000 Indian farmers have committed suicide”. - Wikepedia.org
It has been reported many of these suicides were linked to major debts incurred by Monsanto and BT Cotton and among other reasons such as debt, health issues, and use of chemical fertilizers and much more. Reality is, farmers live in poverty, lack education and struggle to survive.
Fair Trade Certified
FAIR TRADE IS AN ATTEMPT OF OFFERING BETTER TRADING CONDITIONS THEREBY SECURING THE RIGHTS OF MARGINALIZED PRODUCERS AND WORKERS.
The Good Tee proud to work with Fairtrade Canada, a non-profit organization that promotes sustainable livelihoods for farmers and workers; protects fragile ecosystems; and builds strong, transparent supply chains through independent, third-party certification.
In addition, Fair Trade Certified factories must adhere to rigorous social, environmental and economic standards to protect the health and safety of the workforce.
For every fair trade certified product manufactured, we pay an additional 1.5% premium which directly goes back to support the Fairtrade system and the farmers.
Collectively, they vote on how to spend the funds on projects that address local needs so that their families and children can thrive for generations to come.
You can learn more about Fairtrade Canada and their mission at www.fairtrade.ca
Why Organic Cotton?
Source: The Green Story