We are committed to improving the lives of our farmers, garment workers, their families and the communities they live in. Here is how we make a difference:
Through Fair Trade, a portion of the proceeds of every purchase goes back to a worker controlled fund to serve the people who make our products.
Funds collected from the sale of our products are reinvested at the discretion of the workers to improve housing, education and health care programs in their communities.
Workers receive medical insurance for themselves, all members of their immediate family and their parents.
Two hot meals are served daily and transportation is provided to and from the factories.
In 2015, we announced a partnership with Fair Trade, which we believe is a significant step forward in continuing our commitment to improve the lives of the farmers and garment workers that support our mission. This partnership ensures the wellbeing and fair treatment of the people who make our products and solidifies our commitment to reinvest in their communities. Colored Organics contributes a portion of the proceeds of every purchase back to the communities of people who made the products we all love and enjoy.
The materials we purchase are Fair Trade certified, following strict equitable trade practices at every level of the supply chain. To qualify as fair trade, we buy from certified farms and organizations, pay Fair Trade prices, and submit to rigorous supply chain audits.
Fair Trade USA is the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States. Fair Trade USA audits and certifies transactions between U.S. companies and their international suppliers to guarantee that the farmers and workers producing Fair Trade Certified goods are paid fair prices and wages, work in safe conditions, protect the environment and receive community development funds to empower and uplift their communities. Fair Trade USA educates consumers, brings new manufacturers and retailers into the Fair Trade system, and provides farmers with tools, training and resources to thrive as international businesspeople.