This would then include, a fair wage for every worker who is part of that process - including the shop worker selling the Fairtrade sugar in the UK. It would also include the end product being sold on at a fair price. There are couple of clothing brands that I really love, particularly because they have a really good ethical framework embedded in the DNA of their business. But one area of their business models that really annoys me is the final price of their goods. Howies is one of these brands - great clothes, brilliant quality, sound ethics, but prohibitively expensive! I understand that if you pay more for your cotton, and you choose to have your garments made in "friendly" factories, then these extra costs do have to be passed on to the consumer. But how Howies can justify selling their jeans for at least £70 a pair, and still feel they are upholding their ethics is beyond me. It relegates these kind of ethical choices to only being a privilege of the rich.
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