Fairtrade and fairly traded clothing and products
You should know the difference between Fairtrade and fair trade
Fairtrade is often confused with fair trade (two words) and ethical sourcing. The concept of 'fair trade' has been around for over 40 years according to FINE, and refers to the worldwide fair trade movement. The term encompasses fair trade products and practices that are not covered by a formal certification scheme. Ethical trading tends to be more focussed on the manufacturing of products.
When you see the Fairtrade Mark (on the left!) you know that the product has been manufactured using Fairtrade cotton from a certified producer from a fully transparent supply chain as well as using Fairtrade cotton.
Ethical trading companies such as Koolskools have gone that extra mile in working very closely with their supply chains to guarantee that their products are sourced ethically.
So now you know what a Fairtrade product is...
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