Fairtrade Australia & New Zealand's Blog

Why Fairtrade cotton is a perfect fit for the planet

There’s nothing better than pulling on that old comfy t-shirt you wear to bed and crawling in between clean sheets, but the cotton we love to snuggle in can be anything but safe for the planet.

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Fairtrade Fortnight. For farmers. For the future.

Do you know what you’re really buying when you get your morning coffee? How about your afternoon chocolate pick-me-up? We don’t like to think about whether our treats are anything but sweet for the farmers growing the ingredients, but the conditions can sometimes be too bitter to stomach. Coffee, chocolate, tea and cotton can all be produced by farmers and workers earning exploitative wages, child labourers, or in environmentally damaging ways. 

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