Improving work conditions and standards in production units
For producers in developing countries.
To provide information, improving management through long-term development, and make production units meet international fair trade standards.
Changes have to take place on several levels simultaneously, such as by introducing alternative raw materials, green production and fair wages or by reducing industrial waste.
Article 23’s production unit in Pondicherry, India
Change came right from the beginning, much before the first harvest in 2006, but proved to be successful. Cotton production now meets Max Havelaar fair trade requirements. Moreover, the supply chain is certified organic and GOTS-certified at all stages from farm picking to CMT (garment manufacturing). Thanks to this highly demanding process, suppliers have improved their skills throughout the process, achieving a high standard of quality.