Commitment to Action

Fair Trade Certification of Garments

Commitment by

Fair Trade Usa

In 2008, Fair Trade USA committed to establish Fair Trade certification standards across the chain of production and create products that are one hundred percent Fair Trade. Funded by the Levi Strauss Foundation, Columbia Sportswear Company, and Under the Canopy, Fair Trade USA drafted standards for a pilot test of Fair Trade Certified? apparel and home goods for the U.S. market that targeted multiple stakeholders (including cotton farmers and manufacturers) in the garment industry. These standards will serve to empower previously marginalized workers--many of whom are women or migrant laborers--financially and socially through the guarantee of higher incomes and worker-controlled development funding.

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Commitment

Fair Trade Certification of Garments

Launched

2008

Est. Duration

3 Years

Estimated Total Value

$2,500,000

Region

Latin America & Caribbean, Middle East & North Africa, Asia, Africa

Countries

COSTA RICA, EGYPT, INDIA, LIBERIA, NICARAGUA, PERU, United States

Commitment by

Fair Trade Usa

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Levi Strauss Foundation