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Organic cotton to fair trade fashion

What is fair trade?

Fair trade is not about charity - it is about paying a fair price for what we use, eat and wear. It ensures that we get high-quality goods and that the people who produce them get paid fairly. It is a practical way to make sure that farmers in developing countries earn enough to feed their families, educate their children and pay for healthcare.

The fair trade movement has taken off over the past ten years or so and many shops now stock fair trade goods.

The main principles of fair trade are:



 

 

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