As the world becomes increasingly aware of the ethical and environmental impacts of low quality low cost clothing, more and more businesses and organisations are turning towards Fairtrade, organic and recycled options.
At Impact Trading and Cotton Roots we have noticed a significant move towards this recently and the great news is that the increased demand has meant that there has been a sharp rise in products available with regards to garment ranges and colours. In the next month we will be adding a range of new products including recycled fleeces, softshells, performance tops and jackets. We are also expanding our range of organic and vegan clothing.
This Fairtrade Fortnight which runs from the 24th February to 8th March 2020, we are hoping that more companies will start to consider the move towards ethical and sustainable options for their future uniform and work wear solutions.
At Impact Trading and Cotton Roots we have a huge range of eco-friendly, Fairtrade, sustainable and recycled clothing which organisations and businesses buy from us and often brand. As well as clothing we also offer a range of accessories
which have ethical certifications.
Recycled caps and bags which are made from organic or Fairtrade cotton. We also have options for hat, scarfs and bath towels, which come in Fairtrade and organic options. Lanyards made from 100% bamboo and dyed with water-based inks which are comfortable, strong, durable and naturally antibacterial.
All these items
can be branded with print or embroidery to fit nicely in to your organisation
or business as well as giving you the feel good factor.
For more information and quotes on these please contact us at email@example.com
Our new organic, Fairtrade clothing is a brilliant addition to our ethical range and we wanted to tell you more about it’s story.
Cotton is grown in hot countries such as India and China and is susceptible to a wide range of insect pests, these are usually controlled with a range of chemical pesticides.
Our organic cotton clothing has a whole new approach to this problem. The farmers spray the cotton with a sugar water solution which attracts the ants. Ants love to eat the sugar on the cotton plants and so they defend it from pest attacks. Happy ants, pest free cotton.
The Fairtrade organic clothing we sell is made in India and the cotton is grown there, it is picked by hand so using natural pesticides means that the farmers and pickers are also healthy.
We recently embroidered some of our Fairtrade Organic aprons for a local bakery in Olney called Amazing-Grains. Knowing that Olney was the home of the hymn Amazing Grace we were interested to know more about the bakery and its name.
Gareth the owner was made redundant after a 30 year career in IT, he realised that his heart no longer belonged in the corporate world.
Over the years, extensive travel had opened his eyes to the fact that most other countries held bread in high esteem unlike the industrialised products passed on as bread for the lowest possible price in the UK. So after dabbling in food distribution, Gareth decided to address this issue by learning to bake “real bread”, using good quality ingredients, and an honest approach. Sales began with friends, then from the local pub, to deliveries 5 days a week, all produced from a 30 Sq ft kitchen in a tiny 2 bed cottage in Emberton, just outside Olney in North Buckinghamshire.
Now baking 4 days a week from a converted workshop in East St in Olney, Amazing-Grains produces around 300 loaves a week, using only natural ingredients, time and no processing aids, to produce breads with a flavour, second to none.
The name of the bakery was based on the hymn Amazing Grace written by the curate of Olney, John Newton and published in 1779. It is one of the most recognisable songs in the English-speaking world.
We love supplying aprons to local businesses and particularly to one that has such an interesting story. You can find about more about Amazing Grains HERE