Social Responsibility and Sustainability

Meet the Fair Trade producers

How can fair cotton make a difference? Join us for a showcase of ethical clothing and learn more about the production and supply of Fair Trade textiles.

We are delighted to welcome representatives from Craftaid (Mauritius) andKoolskools to the University of Edinburgh for this event. You will have the chance to interact with inspiring producers and managers, working together to bring Fair Trade cotton into UK supply chains.

Craftaid (Mauritius) is a non-profit making organisation, which provides paid employment to the disabled and rehabilitates them into society. The organization's two main trading elements are their textiles factory and sugar-packing factory. Their textiles branch holds an impressive array of international customers, including The Body Shop and Plain Lazy. At their sugar-packing factory, upwards of 80% of the packing line staff is either physically or mentally disabled. With the support of the European Union, Craft Aid has introduced the first ever training institute for disabled people in Mauritius, placing 92trainees in several different industry sectors.

Koolskools is a school clothing company working to establish a unique ethical manufacturing and supply chain that benefits everyone buying into it - producers, manufacturers and customers alike. The company supplies ethical cotton clothing for businesses, by establishing a chain of manufacturing in developing countries and importing Fair Trade certified cotton garments since 2011. They also have long-term educational partnerships with client schools, teaching students about the fair trade movement and providing educational facilities on ethical trading.

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Mar 2 2015 14:30 - 16:30

Meet the Fair Trade producers

Entry is on a first come first served basis. If you are late, we cannot guarantee your place.
This event may be photographed and/or recorded for promotional or recruitment materials for the University and University approved third parties.

Meeting Room 2, Chaplaincy, Potterrow, Bristo Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9AL