Fair Trade

                                                   
The Problem

Unhealthy work places, unfair pay, slave labor, and child labor are still very common in today's world. We do not stand for these values in our everyday lives – so why should we be selling and buying products that use and promote them?

What can we do?

As manufacturers and suppliers, we not only have the power to choose what we make and sell, but we also have the power to educate our buyers and consumers on how these products are being produced. How can we exercise this power? By promoting Fair Trade Certified™ products!

Fair Trade 

Fair Trade is a certification system that helps producers build sustainable businesses. Fair Trade USA audits and certifies transactions between U.S. companies and their international suppliers to guarantee that the farmers and workers producing Fair Trade Certified goods are paid fair prices and wages, work in safe conditions, protect the environment and receive community development funds to empower and uplift their communities.

When you choose Fair Trade Certified™ products, you promote:

  • Legal wages and benefits for the workers
  • Improved livelihoods 
  • Prompt payments
  • Safe and healthy workplaces
  • NO child or forced labor
  • Gender equality in the workplace including:
    • Women’s rights
    • Equal pay
    • Maternity leave
    • Worker empowerment
    • Accountable and responsible workplace management

In addition, all Fair Trade Certified products require a premium – funds that are sent directly to a workers' controlled bank account. These premiums are used for a wide variety of community development projects, which are chosen by a democratically elected Fair Trade Committee. These projects can include:

  • Facilitation of education
  • Health programs
  • Clean water projects
  • Leadership training
Environmental Responsibility

Fair Trade certification requires accountability in our environmental impact. We use 100% organic cotton, which is never genetically modified or engineered. Our footprint is closely monitored and regulated to keep it as low as possible. We are fully committed to being loyal to our environment by using organic cotton.

The Terra Thread Earth Motivated Collection is proudly made in a Fair Trade Certified Factory. Feel free to read more about Fair Trade USA's standards on their website.