Fairtrade certified clothing is a market based come up to that aims to help producer in developing countries obtain better trading condition. The cotton in products with Fairtrade certification has been full-grown by farmers who collect a fair deal for their work. In totaling to their salary they also receive a best which goes towards project within their local society such as building a school or establish access to water. These factors are at the very heart of the Fairtrade clothes industry.
Everyone in the supply chain, from the certified producer organizations through to the companies licensed for the consumer-ready product, must be register by one of the FLO Labeling Initiatives or FLO-CERT. All register companies are subject to self-sufficient audits to ensure agreement with Fairtrade standards. At present, the only bits and pieces that the Fairtrade Foundation certifies is cotton.
A number of further strategy have been optional to address the problem of child labor;-
Invest in a holistic analysis of the factors causal to child labor
Apply pressure on national governments to make education compulsory.
Apply pressure on national governments to introduce and enforce relevant legislation.
Contribute to building effective partnership the whole time the supply chain
Set up systems to check the age of workers on staffing.
Provide vocational training for young workers age 16-20
Provide adult workers with secure employment, and fair pay and conditions
Support health and sustenance programmers and adult teaching in communities.
Apply national labor law and regulations.
It is clear that address the issue of child labor require a long term dedication from governments, trade unions multinational companies, schools and community groups. We can help in a small way by remembering that bargains are achieve often at a high cost to humanity.