Commercial and bureaucratic hindrances collided with an uncontrollable reality: the faith of many players.
“It is still easy to succumb to the powerful marketing and cheap prices of fast fashion”, says Corban Bryant, founder of a fair trade garment company in Nepal.
Businesses like Purnaa, Made in Freedom and Roam Living are helping to change the textile industry by offering good jobs in a context dominated by exploitation.
It is estimated that over 100 million people in the majority world base their livelihoods on locally mining gold, precious stones, and other high-value minerals with minimal equipment, capital, and training.
British churches participate in Fairtrade Fortnight to provide a fair deal for farmers and producers in the developing world. Retail sales fell by 3.7 per cent last year.