5 Ways We are Taking Fairtrade Inspiration to Change for the Better
Fairtrade is about doing business as ethically and sustainably as possible. The Fairtrade ethical mark reassures the consumer that an excellent level of criteria has been met in terms of better prices, decent working conditions, sustainable practices and fair terms for all workers involved. All businesses can take inspiration from Fairtrade’s core initiatives.
Motivated by Fairtrade Fortnight (22nd February – 7th March 2021) here are 5 ways in which we at Fashion-Enter Ltd are striving to operate with a Fairtrade ethos:
- 90% of the fabrics we use are knitted in the UK at factories that are regularly audited to ensure they carry out fair working conditions and practices.
- Our factories are audited every year to ensure fair labour conditions for our employees and to support them within their role at the company. We also use a system called Galaxius at both of our factories to ensure a fair bonus scheme which gives a financial motivation while maintaining the employee has a legal base rate of pay.
- We are striving to use more and more fabrics that are recycled, this can be really difficult when sourcing from UK knitters and primarily manufacturing for high street brands with lower price points, however we are seeing technology advancements that make it easier and quicker to knit. It has been a slow development but we are excited to see things moving in the right direction.
- We have visiting lecturers who advise and teach students, clients and staff about Fairtrade practice and how as a brand you can support the movement.
- We research and look into any retailer/brand that we are considering opening an account with to ensure they follow fair labour conditions within their workplace.
We can all take inspiration from the ethics and practices of the Fairtrade initiative tap here to find out how you can get involved this Fairtrade Fortnight.