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MEC Announces New In-House Line of Fair Trade Certified™ Apparel

Canadian retail co-operative will offer its Fair Trade Certified t-shirts starting this summer
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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.

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5 Things You May Not Know About Fair Trade Apparel
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One year after the tragic Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh, sustinable, Fair Trade apparel is on the rise. 

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One year after the tragic Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh, sustinable, Fair Trade apparel is on the rise. 

Pioneering Apparel Brands Lead Panel on Transparency, Responsible Sourcing and Fair Trade at Outdoor Retailer

Fair Trade USA, Oliberte, Patagonia and prAna to discuss the responsible sourcing journey
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WHO: Fair Trade USA, Patagonia, Oliberte and prAna

WHAT: The Responsible Sourcing Journey: Mitigating Risk, Improving Lives and Tapping into Consumer Demand

First Coffee, Now Fashion: Apparel Brands Seek Fair Trade Certification Despite Challenges

The same people who stirred a bit of morality into your morning cup of joe want to get into your overstuffed closet, too.
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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 and Fair Trade USA Announce Responsible Manufacturing Partnership

Patagonia to be one of the first major outdoor-clothing companies to offer Fair Trade Certified™ apparel; inaugural collection available in Fall 2014.
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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.

Gildan Activewear Included in Dow Jones Sustainability World Index

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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.

Putting More Muscle, Brains, and Heart into Sustainable Procurement

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To make sustainable procurement more effective, we need to apply more power in three areas: codes and policies, data and information, and leadership values. BSR Director Tara Norton discusses how we must use more "muscle, brains, and heart" to source sustainably--and to prevent tragedies like the factory collapse in Bangladesh from happening again.

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To make sustainable procurement more effective, we need to apply more power in three areas: codes and policies, data and information, and leadership values. BSR Director Tara Norton discusses how we must use more "muscle, brains, and heart" to source sustainably--and to prevent tragedies like the factory collapse in Bangladesh from happening again.

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'Pillars in Practice' Bangladesh Garment Sector Roundtable

The 'Pillars in Practice' (PIP) Program convened stakeholders in Dhaka to discuss key issues in the garment sector & advance the UN Guiding Principles
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On May 12-15, SAI, the Danish Institute for Human Rights (DiHR), and the CSR Centre Bangladesh jointly convened two segments of the Pillars in Practice (PIP) Program in Dhaka - a 'Training of Trainers' (ToT) and the "Multi-Stakeholder Advisory Consultation" (MAC) forum to discuss the garment sector's impacts on human rights in Bangladesh.

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On May 12-15, SAI, the Danish Institute for Human Rights (DiHR), and the CSR Centre Bangladesh jointly convened two segments of the Pillars in Practice (PIP) Program in Dhaka - a 'Training of Trainers' (ToT) and the "Multi-Stakeholder Advisory Consultation" (MAC) forum to discuss the garment sector's impacts on human rights in Bangladesh.

Retailers Cut Conflict Mineral Compliance Spending Through Product Filtering

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Where do we start? Many companies are currently asking themselves this question when it comes to complying with the new U.S. regulation on conflict minerals. For companies that manufacture thousands of products—such as retailers with name brands—the requirement to publicly disclose the origin of gold, tin, tantalum and tungsten (3TG) used in these products is especially challenging. The prospect of surveying and requesting data from every tier 1 supplier is daunting and inefficient.

RAGS Project Engages Primark on Gender Discrimination

Primark's Ethical Trade Manager explains how the RAGS project workshops support the company's supplier development initiatives
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In 2012, Social Accontability International's (SAI) RAGS Project exceeded its targets for number of participants in workshops to combat gender discrimination in the ready-made garment sector by raising awareness through the workshop, 'Management Systems to Address Gender Discrimination.' Led by SAI I

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