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PACT Apparel Releases Organic Cotton Fair Trade Certified™ Line

Line Includes First Ever Fair Trade Certified Baby Clothes
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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.

Clippings or Capital, What do You See?

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Clippings or capital, what do you see?

An Egyptian Enactus team saw a way to turn cottonwood, a byproduct of Egypt’s thriving cotton industry that’s normally discarded, into potpourri. The students teach at-risk women how to make and market the potpourri, giving them the security of a sustainable livelihood. How much income does each family make per month? Find out at:  http://enactus.org/seeopportunity/project-gallery/project/cotton/.

 

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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.

Human Rights Abuses Drive Turkmenistan Cotton

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Much like the highly publicized cotton harvest in Uzbekistan, thousands of citizens in Turkmenistan are forced into the cotton fields each autumn against their will.  Forced labor is still widely practiced throughout the country, with tens of thousands of Turkmen, many public sector employees, required to enter the fields during the harvest.

Forced Labor In Turkmenistan Cotton Harvest

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Much like the highly publicized cotton harvest in Uzbekistan, thousands of citizens in Turkmenistan are forced into the cotton fields each autumn against their will.  Forced labor is still widely practiced throughout the country, with tens of thousands of Turkmen, many public sector employees, required to enter the fields during the harvest.

Uzbekistan Cotton: Protect Your Brand

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In the pit of Central Asia one of the largest exporters of cotton Uzbekistan, is responsible for grave Human Rights abuses and the enforcement of child labor. During cotton season the country recruits over a million civilians to work in the fields without compensation. Schools are shut down and children along with working professionals are faced with torture and arrest if they refuse to pick cotton under the fatal working conditions.

Baroness Lola Young Joins the Aid by Trade Foundation Board of Trustees

Dedicated to Sustainable Fashion and African Smallholder Farmers
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British peer of the realm Baroness Lola Young joined the Aid by Trade Foundation (AbTF) Board of Trustees on June 1st, 2013 and participated in her first board meeting Wednesday, June 12th. Led by AbTF’s founder Dr Michael Otto, the Board meets twice a year to ensure that the foundation’s overriding goals – improving socio-economic living conditions in Africa and promoting environmental conservation – are being successfully met. Baroness Young has already been active on behalf of the Foundation and its Cotton made in Africa (CmiA) Initiative as ambassador in Great Britain since February 2012.

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British peer of the realm Baroness Lola Young joined the Aid by Trade Foundation (AbTF) Board of Trustees on June 1st, 2013 and participated in her first board meeting Wednesday, June 12th. Led by AbTF’s founder Dr Michael Otto, the Board meets twice a year to ensure that the foundation’s overriding goals – improving socio-economic living conditions in Africa and promoting environmental conservation – are being successfully met. Baroness Young has already been active on behalf of the Foundation and its Cotton made in Africa (CmiA) Initiative as ambassador in Great Britain since February 2012.

Cotton Made in Africa Fashion Contest

Designer Africa T-Shirt Available at OTTO
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To mark the occasion of the Cotton made in Africa Fashion Contest, design student Michelle Thornhill created a t-shirt that combines traditional African prints with modern design. The shirt is available at the OTTO online shop since April 23. Under the “Design instead of Jute” motto, the South African convinced the well-known Cotton made in Africa Fashion Contest 2012 jury with her design for a dress made of raw cotton. She took first place over 21 other international contestants. Her prize was the opportunity to create a t-shirt exclusively for OTTO.

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To mark the occasion of the Cotton made in Africa Fashion Contest, design student Michelle Thornhill created a t-shirt that combines traditional African prints with modern design. The shirt is available at the OTTO online shop since April 23. Under the “Design instead of Jute” motto, the South African convinced the well-known Cotton made in Africa Fashion Contest 2012 jury with her design for a dress made of raw cotton. She took first place over 21 other international contestants. Her prize was the opportunity to create a t-shirt exclusively for OTTO.

Engelbert Strauss Supports Cotton Farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa

New Cotton made in Africa demand partner
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Engelbert Strauss, the mail-order and retail company, is the latest Cotton made in Africa (CmiA) demand partner. The cooperation represents CmiA’s first entry into the important work clothes market.

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Engelbert Strauss, the mail-order and retail company, is the latest Cotton made in Africa (CmiA) demand partner. The cooperation represents CmiA’s first entry into the important work clothes market.

Vlisco Group Sponsors Cotton made in Africa

Dutch fashion fabric producer first partner to cover the entire textile chain in Africa
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Dutch fashion fabric producer Vlisco Group is to partner with Cotton Made in Africa (CmiA) and will be the initiative’s first partner to both produce and market its products to local consumers in Africa.  Initially this will be a traditional sponsoring relationship and CmiA and Vlisco will share marketing and communication resources.  For Vlisco Group, the demand for CmiA sustainable African cotton is crucial. Vlisco will be CmiA’s first partner to create a complete textile supply chain on the African continent.  The company will do this through Vlisco Group brands Vlisco, designed and produced in The Netherlands, and its three brands Woodin, Uniwax and GTP designed and manufactured in Ghana and Ivory Coast. 

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Dutch fashion fabric producer Vlisco Group is to partner with Cotton Made in Africa (CmiA) and will be the initiative’s first partner to both produce and market its products to local consumers in Africa.  Initially this will be a traditional sponsoring relationship and CmiA and Vlisco will share marketing and communication resources.  For Vlisco Group, the demand for CmiA sustainable African cotton is crucial. Vlisco will be CmiA’s first partner to create a complete textile supply chain on the African continent.  The company will do this through Vlisco Group brands Vlisco, designed and produced in The Netherlands, and its three brands Woodin, Uniwax and GTP designed and manufactured in Ghana and Ivory Coast. 

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