Set out to right a wrong
When people tree started their production, they observed a great contrast: the people who work at their factories have a tiny carbon footprint. They consume very little and they eat locally grown food. However, the greed of Western markets, that have a huge carbon footprint, has led to intensive production that now threatens these people's habitat.
People Tree are doing their best to protect these workers, their well-being and quality of life. Here is what happens when you buy People Tree apparel:
- You buy designer clothes that are produced with respect to social justice and environmental preservation.
- You contribute to the fair wage of farmers and cotton field workers, making it possible for them to feed and educate their children.
- You buy clothes made of organic cotton, without chemical pesticides and watered mainly by rain, without wasting tons of water.
- You lower your carbon footprint, as your clothes are not shipped by plain to the retailers.
People Tree decided to take a pledge to support slow fashion, as “fast fashion”, much like fast food, destroys both the environment and people's quality of life. If supporting human well fair and ecosystems is more important to you than buying cheap clothes that cause damage on many levels, People Tree is the answer you are looking for.
A green pioneer
What's more, People Tree has worked hard to gain their credentials, motivating other companies to follow their lead in fair trade and sustainability. People Tree is a member of the World Fair Trade Organization since 1996 and they earned their Soil Association Organic Standard Seal for using organic cotton.
What makes them even more awesome is the fact that they commit to:
- Avoid toxic pollutants and always use natural dyes, thus protecting freshwater resources.
- Use biodegradable substances when possible and recycle old fibers and other materials.
- Offer 50% advance payments to their fair trade partners and a 30% bonus above the standard wage.
So, your quest to find amazing clothes that are also fair trade and sustainable just came to an end!