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Fairtrade ensures decent conditions

By Ragnhild Hammer, Fairtrade CEO Max Havelaar


[trade] On Friday 1 December, Ny Tid will cover the fashion industry and how to improve conditions for those who work in the textile industry. Fairtrade is one of the measures.

Fairtrade is an international and independent labeling scheme that gives small producers and workers in developing countries better pay and working conditions. In 2005, consumers in more than 20 countries bought Fairtrade-labeled products for 1.1 billion Euros. About five million people in Africa, Latin America and Asia get a better everyday life because they can sell their products at a higher price. Since 1986, Fairtrade has developed international standards and criteria for trade that will ensure producers a price that will cover production costs, secure long-term contracts and provide. . .

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