Line Includes First Ever Fair Trade Certified Baby Clothes
BOULDER, CO, July 16, 2014 /3BL Media/ - PACT, an ethical and organic apparel basics brand, announced today that it is releasing one of the largest organic cotton Fair Trade Certified™ lines by a US apparel brand. The line features 78 different items across 19 product styles including the first ever Fair Trade Certified™ baby clothes.
Don’t tell Paul Rice his idea is ridiculous. That idea you just scoffed at might just become a global phenomenon.
Rice is the president and CEO of Fair Trade USA, a non-profit organization that sets standards for sustainability and worker safety and then certifies those products that have been produced in settings that meet its criteria. Products that have been audited are stamped with the Fair Trade emblem, allowing consumers to make more educated purchasing decisions.
Canadian retail co-operative will offer its Fair Trade Certified t-shirts starting this summer
Vancouver, BC / Oakland, California, June 18, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Canadian outdoor retailer Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) today announced the launch of its first in-house line of Fair Trade Certified™ apparel. Fair Trade Certified MEC t-shirts will be available late this summer online and in the co-op’s 17 brick-and-mortar stores. The apparel will include MEC’s long-running, popular line of organic cotton women’s short and long-sleeved t-shirts.
The same people who stirred a bit of morality into your morning cup of joe want to get into your overstuffed closet, too.
Fair Trade USA, a nonprofit organization that certifies that goods made in developing countries meet certain standards related to wages and environmental impact, is several years into an effort to bring its standards to the clothing industry. The effort began quietly, but has recently started to gain momentum. Just a few weeks ago, Patagonia pledged to launch a Fair Trade certified line of yoga apparel.
Patagonia to be one of the first major outdoor-clothing companies to offer Fair Trade Certified™ apparel; inaugural collection available in Fall 2014.
VENTURA and OAKLAND, Calif., October 22, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Patagonia Inc., the outdoor apparel company, is proud to announce its plans to offer Fair Trade Certified™ apparel starting with nine styles in the Fall 2014 season.
Montréal, September 16, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Gildan Activewear Inc. (GIL; TSX and NYSE) today announced that the Company is one of only two North American companies to be included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index in the Textiles, Apparel and Luxury Goods sector, with effect from September 23, 2013.