30 Oct '13, 11am

Patagonia weaves Fair Trade practices into supply chain

Patagonia weaves Fair Trade practices into supply chain

When you think about fair trade, coffee and chocolate probably come to mind. One day, many consumers will add apparel to that list. The welfare of garment workers has garnered well-deserved attention after a series of horrific catastrophes , including the Rana Plaza factory collapse in April that killed more than 1,100 people in Bangladesh. Since then, more than 70 global retailers have signed the legally binding Bangladesh Fire and Building Safety Accord . Patagonia is attacking the issue of worker welfare differently. The Ventura, Calif.-based clothing company with a track record in supporting environmental causes just announced plans to start selling nine styles of Fair Trade Certified apparel during the 2014 fall season, with more to follow in the spring of 2015. These products will be made by Pratibha , a vertical operation in India, using organic cotton farms, fabric...

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