Cotton

Many of us care about how we look – and buying clothes made with Fairtrade cotton means we can be a follower of fashion and at the same time help low paid cotton farmers around the world.

Indian Cotton Farmer

The price of cotton has slumped in the last 30 years, even though the cost of producing it has risen and that means farmers in places like India, Kyrgyzstan and West Africa are struggling to survive.

Buying products made from Fairtrade Cotton ensures that the farmers receive a fair and stable price for their cotton. Read more.

Visit our Fairtrade MVPs page to learn about Canadian leaders in Fairtrade, or consult our interactive list of registered brands and companies that sell Fairtrade certified products in Canada. Contact them to find out where to buy in your area.

Fairtrade Impact in Infographics

Cotton

Figures shown are global data for 2014, taken from the 7th edition of the Monitoring the Scope and Benefits of Fairtrade report. Financial figures have been converted to Canadian Dollars and are estimates only.