fair-trade cotton

World's Leading Brands Score Poorly on Use of Sustainable Cotton

Photo by Wikimedia Commons Organic cotton. Better cotton. Fair-trade cotton. Recycled cotton. Cotton made in Africa. You’d think with all the labels and initiatives brands like to…

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Patagonia Wants to Transform "Filthy Business" of Denim

Denim’s a dirty business, and Patagonia is fixing to take it to the cleaners with a new collection of sustainable jeans. Composed of 100 percent organic cotton, the relaunched…

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Noctu: Fair-Trade, Organic-Cotton Nightwear for Men, Women

BY NIGHT Noctu, which means “by night” in Latin, was founded by a pair of sisters after a trip to India together. Milly Greenslade and Zoe Gale shared a dream: to curate a…

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Veleco is the World's First Fair-Trade, Eco-Friendly Cyclewear Company

Avid cyclists deserve sustainable and stylish gear too, and the two designers behind Veleco hope to launch their eco-friendly line soon. The Fair Trade and sweatshop free line of…

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Join Pants to Poverty's "Bonk of Pants," Earn Cash Interest, Ethical Undies

PARTY IN YOUR PANTS Bonk members also stand to receive tickets to Poverty to Pants’ annual party, access to the Pants to Poverty advisory board, and the chance to visit the…

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Promote Ethical Cotton by Riding From London to Paris in the "Great Fashion Cycle"

Saddle up your bicycles, boys and girls, because it’s time for another round of “The Great Fashion Cycle,” an annual charity ride from London to Paris to raise…

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Puma Launches Fair-Trade, African-Made "Wilderness" Apparel Collection

INTO AFRICA Besides creating jobs and supporting development in various parts of the continent, Puma’s Wilderness line also leverages the company’s 20 percent stake in…

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Fairtrade Foundation Promotes Ethical School Uniforms in New Campaign

The Fairtrade Foundation wants Britain’s schoolchildren to stand up for fair-trade cotton. The nonprofit’s “Step Back to School in Fair-Trade Cotton” campaign is…

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Homeland Security Investigates Victoria's Secret for Alleged Child Labor

Skimpy underthings, fabricated events, thinly veiled threats, and a dead girl’s birth certificate—just when you thought the Victoria’s Secret West African child-labor…

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Fairtrade International Debunks Claims of Abuse in Victoria's Secret Scandal

Bloomberg News’ exposé on the so-called fair-trade cotton used by Victoria’s Secret is being called into question by Fairtrade International, the nonprofit organization…

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Is Victoria's "Secret" Child Cotton Laborers in Africa?

The halo on Victoria’s Secret is looking a tad askew after a report alleged that malnourished, underaged West African children picked the cotton used in some of its undergarments,…

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Yves Saint Laurent Debuts Eco-Friendly Muse Two Artisanal Recycled Bag

Yves Saint Laurent is jumping on the green train with a new high-end, special-edition tote made partially from recycled plastic bags. The hand-woven arm candy, dubbed the Muse Two…

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Fair-Trade Cotton Turns 5 in the U.K. With Star-Studded Campaign

FAIR PLAY To toast the fair-trade cotton’s fifth year in Britain, the Fairtrade Foundation enlisted the support of some of its most famous allies, including supermodel Laura…

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