Why we choose to work fairtrade?

Lots of us care about how we look – otherwise you wont be on our website ;-) and buying clothes made with Fairtrade cotton means we all can be a follower of fashion and at the same time help low paid cotton farmers around the world.

With fairtrade you have the power to change the world every day. With simple shopping choices you can get workers a better deal. And that means they can make their own decisions, control their futures and lead the dignified life everyone deserves.

The price of cotton has slumped in the last 30 years, even though the cost of producing it has risen and that means farmers are struggling to survive. 

Buying products made from Fairtrade Cotton ensures that the farmers receive a fair and stable price for their cotton.

 

WHAT FAIRTRADE DOES

Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers.

It’s about supporting the development of thriving worker communities that have more control over their futures and protecting the environment in which they live and work.

And it’s your opportunity to connect with the people who grow the produce that we all depend on.

 

What does the FAIRTRADE Mark mean? 

When you buy products with the FAIRTRADE Mark, you support farmers and workers as they work to improve their lives and their communities. 

The Mark means that the Fairtrade ingredients in the product have been produced by small-scale farmer organisations or plantations that meet Fairtrade social, economic and environmental standards. These standards include protection of workers’ rights and the environment and payment of the Fairtrade Minimum Price. 

Fairtrade works to benefit small-scale farmers and workers, who are amongst the most marginalised groups globally, through trade rather than aid to enable them to maintain their livelihoods and reach their potential. 

For certain products, such as cotton, Fairtrade only certifies small-scale farmer organisations. Working through democratic organisations of small-scale farmers, Fairtrade offers rural families the stability of income which enables them to plan for the future. 

These standards also require employers to pay wages that progress towards living wage benchmarks, ensuring decent working conditions and strong worker rights is central to Fairtrade’s work.  In real terms, it means investment in schools, transport, health care, sanitation, an improved environment and better business equipment and practices.

What makes Fairtrade different? 

Fairtrade supports farmers and workers in gaining more from trade and through this they are empowered to control their lives. It is an alternative approach that is based on partnership; one between those who grow our products and those that consume it. 

 

Fairtrade Minimum price

For most Fairtrade goods there is a Fairtrade minimum price which is set to cover the cost of sustainable production for that product in that region. If the market price for that product is higher that our minimum price, then farmers and workers should receive the market price. 

This protection ensures they can have an assured and stable income and plan for their future. Fairtrade is the only certification scheme that offers such a unique minimum price protection for the industry.

 

So, to us it's important to make sure that every single person that works on our CDKN_official pieces, earns what they deserve in life. Therefor we will only produce items with a fairtrade label.

 

 

xoxo

 

 

 

Caroline & Astrid

 

 


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