When it comes to fair trade, customers often think of coffee, chocolate, and bananas - not clothing. Clothing is a multi-trillion dollar global industry with vast networks of complex supply chains. In the United States, clothing consumption has doubled over the past 15 years. We wear each piece less often and dispose of them more quickly. But the fair trade system effectively addresses the apparel industry’s pressing concerns and shortcomings.
Here are five ways fair trade fashion makes a positive impact:
Summer is here and with its arrival comes long-awaited vacations, in-person hugs, and a tentative return to normal life. Whether opting for a stay-cation or cruising out of town, we’ve compiled a list of essential Fair Trade reads to last you through your summer outings (and beyond).
Lyneath Vong had no backup plan. In 2016, she sent in her resignation at her job and hopped on a plane to connect with the families in Cambodia she had met years before, on a trip that changed her from the inside out.