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Why Fairtrade?

Only a few days ago I read an article in the newspaper about Fairtrade. Since then I have thought a lot about it.

I’m wondering if we’re all the same. If we go shopping do we try to buy the cheapest things we can find? But is that really as good as it seems at first? How much will the producer get if we buy a shirt which costs only 5 euros? Nothing! Continue reading Why Fairtrade?

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Do you know where your clothes come from?

Have you ever thought about who produces your clothes?

We all know that most of the clothes we buy are produced in foreign countries. But why do companies produce their clothes in other countries? Firstly, the laws are different in foreign countries. For example, they have lower minimum wages, more working hours are possible and child labor is accepted. Even though the global brands are making millions in profit, the workers are not paid a living wage. In Asia, over 15 million people are employed in the garment industry. The majority of the world`s garment workers are women. Continue reading Do you know where your clothes come from?

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