“What’s the difference between all of these fair trade labels?” It’s a common question. While many labels have similar names and logos, the strengths of their standards vary. Now, thanks to a global coalition of academics and advocacy organizations, there’s a guide to help you understand the difference between the world’s most commonly used fair trade labels.
Madewell and J.Crew launched a line of “Fair Trade Certified Denim” but there is one thing missing: the fair trade certified cotton. That’s why we’re calling on Madewell and their parent company J.Crew to stop fairwashing and commit to actually using fair trade cotton for their “Fair Trade Denim Jeans.”
Twice in nine months, labor inspectors found slave labor on Braziilian plantations where Starbucks buys their C.A.F.E. Practices certified coffee. Their in-house certification scheme claims “99% ethical coffee”, but it’s becoming more and more clear: These standards are glossing over a serious problem.
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