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About Fair Trade

Six Principles of Fair TradeBack

Safe Working Conditions

Farmers and workers can enjoy safe and secure working environments, including work processes and the operations of machinery and equipment, as well as the provision of clean drinking water and toilet facilities, etc. for farmers and workers.

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Caring about our health and food safety, we "eat" organic tomatoes and "drink" organic soya milk. What about "Clothing"? Skin as our largest organ, how good do you treat it? Try to check if you have any "organic" produced clothes in your wardrobe…

 

You may find it difficult to find organic clothing in your wardrobe. Indeed, the net surfaces of cotton farmland is around 35 million hectare and contribute 2.4% of the total agricultural farmlands globally. However, only 1% of the cotton was produced in an organic production. The remaining 99% cotton yet it accounts for 24% of the world's insecticide. You could imagine how many chemicals of your clothing?

 

More important, the farmers and workers have to exposure to these chemicals daily in the field. Thus, it may affect their health in long term.

 

Although "Fair Trade" does not fully equals to "organic", Fairtrade International prohibits the usage of poison chemicals and fertilizer by the farmers. Hence, the Fair Trade farmer concern and understood the importance of taking a balance between productivity and the environmental protection. The certified farmers can reinvest the Fairtrade Social Premium in community facilities, improving the environment and community health.