FAIR TRADE COTTON SAVES LIVES
“It’s been a hard road for cotton farmers, especially in India. Since 1997,over 200,000 Indian farmers have committed suicide”. - BBC News
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 is 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.
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.
For every Fair Trade Certified product sold we pay a premium directly back to the cotton farmers and workers who make our clothes.
When you support the Good tee you support our complete supply chain, including the forgotten farmer.
You can learn more about Fairtrade Canada and their mission at www.fairtrade.ca
What Makes Fairtrade Unique?
Safer for everyone
Minimized and safe use of agrochemicals, proper and safe management of waste, maintenance of soil fertility and water resources and no use of genetically modified organisms. Its production sustains the health of soils, ecosystems and people by using natural processes rather than artificial inputs. They are not exposed to toxic chemicals in the field or through their food and water supply.
Why Organic Cotton?
Source: The Green Story